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Hello everyone.

I was asked to choose this question's right answer:

2-The earthquake _____ many villages.

A)Destroys B) was destroyed
C)Is destroying D) destroyed

my answer was: "C and D are both correct, but the answer you want is D"

The asker replied and said "Only one answer is correct and it is D"

so I just wanted to know, could you say that C is absolutely wrong?
or is it correct?

could the sentence be incorrect when choosing C?
"The earthquake is destroying many villages." is correct in my opinion.

Thanks in advance.
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It is more likely that the earthquake is not still destroying the villages. Therefore, I agree with answer D.
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Hi,

C is correct grammar.
But it sounds like you are in a high plane watching the earthquake as it is happening.

A is correct grammar, too.

Clive
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I think A is not correct. Notice 'THE' in the sentence.
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Hi,

The earthquake destroys many villages is correct grammar. You just have to try a bit harder to find a suitable context for such a sentence.
eg a context where you are telling a story.
Tom wakes up on what seems like an ordinary day. Suddenly the ground begins to shake. The earthquake destroys many villages.

This is commonly called 'the historical present tense'.

Clivea