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203. Carpenters, dentists, sewing machine operators, needlepointers, piano players, and indeed anyone who works with their hands for long hours can get carpal tunnel syndrome.
(A) anyone who works
(B) anyone working
(C) workers
(D) those for whom work is
(E) any people who work

And may you help me why B is not correct? thanks!
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24 Feb 2008, 20:05
i thinks anyone who works is fine here.
IMO A.
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24 Feb 2008, 21:07
Hi,
again it is anyone who works for me.
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24 Feb 2008, 21:16
I am going to pick E although it souded a bit weired.

All the nouns are plural, and anyone is singular. so I picked the choice with plural.

What is OA?
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24 Feb 2008, 23:56
OA is E
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25 Feb 2008, 00:33
Sentence has pronoun number issue.

(A) anyone who works [anyone singular and cannot be pointed out by “their” – eliminate it]
(B) anyone working [same as A]
(C) workers [incomplete – eliminate it]
(D) those for whom work is [changing the meaning and “those” incorrect – eliminate it]
(E) any people who work [any people is plural and can be referred with their - Hold it]

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30 Mar 2011, 22:10
It is E
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31 Mar 2011, 06:49
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203. Carpenters, dentists, sewing machine operators, needlepointers, piano players, and indeed anyone who works with their hands for long hours can get carpal tunnel syndrome.
(A) anyone who works with his or her hands

(E) any people who work with their hands

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01 Apr 2011, 10:56
I had E, although A would have been my 2nd choice :p
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03 Apr 2011, 23:05
I think it isn't A b/c "anyone" is singular, and the reference should be plural.
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06 Apr 2011, 22:52
doesnt "any people" sound awkward ? Can you please mention the source
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13 Apr 2011, 09:40
anyone is singular and their is plural .. so answer is E
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13 Apr 2011, 21:58
The way I think of these sometimes is to look at the important word in the correction, and in this example it is clearly the difference between the pronoun anyone and people. cut out the extra words like "any" and "who", and you are just left with the single pronoun, either "one" or "people". From here you can ask yourself if the set of people they are talking about is singular or plural. Since it is plural, it would go with a plural pronoun, "people". The sentence sounds better and you will see that it is because of the noun agreement.
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13 Apr 2011, 22:55
A sounded good to my ears, should get away from this bad habit.Good explanation humphy.
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