Select the most appropriate set of words from the given choices to fill in the blanks.
It____ not look like a great deal today, but back then it was a coup: no man before ____ to import tea directly into Ireland. The option that will best fill the blanks in the above sentences would be:
A. may, has dared
B. may, had dared
C. might, have dared
D. might, have ever dared
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Correct Answer : B.
Sentence is given in two parts first one is given in the present tense and second part is given in the past tense. So options going against this are wrong. These options are (a), (c) and (d). In first blank may fits well and in the second blank had dared is grammatically right.