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Tom was disapointed that most of the guests _____ when he _____ at the party.

  A. left; had arrived   B. let; arrived

  C. had left; had arrived    D. had left; arrived

 

D

 

此题是时态题,客人离开的动作发生在他到来之前,应该用过去完成时态。

 

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