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Choose the option that replaces the phrase in quotes to complete the idiomatic expression.
Her presence 'casted a long shadow over' the 2-day gathering of the national delegates.

A

Casted a long shadow over

B

Cast a long shadow over

C

Cast some shadow on

D

Cast some shadow of doubt on top

Answer

The correct form of the idiom in quotes that completes the sentence correctly is option B) cast a long shadow over. It means having considerable influence over someone or some event.
Even though the idiom is referring to something in the past, the past form the verb 'cast' is also 'cast'. So, 'casted a long shadow' is wrong.

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