The lung cancer mortality rate ______ six-fold in males when mass media ______ covering the health risks of smoking.
had raised/ started
rose/ had started
had risen/ had started
Correct answer: A
Knowledge: Past Perfect Tense
The past perfect describes an action that happened and was completed before a certain time in the past, or before another action that also ended in the past.
Formula: S1 + had + PII + when + S2 + Ved/ V2
Translated: Lung cancer death rates have increased sixfold in men as the media begins to cover the health risks of smoking.