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658). Some analysts contend that true capitalism exists only

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Is or are? [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2009, 15:45
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658). Some analysts contend that true capitalism exists only when the ownership of both property and the means of production is regarded as an inalienable right of an individual’s, and it is not a license granted by government and revokable at whim.

(A) is regarded as an inalienable right of an individual’s, and it is not

(B) are regarded as individuals’ inalienable rights, and that it not be

(C) is regarded as an individual’s inalienable right, not as

(D) are regarded as an individual’s inalienable rights, not when they are

(E) is regarded as the inalienable rights of an individual, not when it is


The OA is C. Shouldn't there be are before the sentence instead of is
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Re: Is or are? [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2009, 16:52
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658). Some analysts contend that true capitalism exists only when the ownership of both property and the means of production is regarded as an inalienable right of an individual’s, and it is not a license granted by government and revokable at whim.

(A) is regarded as an inalienable right of an individual’s, and it is not

(B) are regarded as individuals’ inalienable rights, and that it not be

(C) is regarded as an individual’s inalienable right, not as

(D) are regarded as an individual’s inalienable rights, not when they are

(E) is regarded as the inalienable rights of an individual, not when it is


The OA is C. Shouldn't there be are before the sentence instead of is


the subject is ownership and therefore singular

of both.... is a prepositional phrase and the main subject is not a prepositional phrase
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Re: Is or are? [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2009, 20:23
'the ownership' is singular ...... Hence 'is'

C - perfect
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Re: Is or are? [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2009, 21:19
guys pls correct me

is E out becoz of "IT" not having any refferent , or is there any other error in E
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Re: Is or are? [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2009, 22:08
s regarded as the inalienable rights of an individual, not when it is

ownership is singular, hence right not rights.
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Re: Is or are? [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2009, 22:11
Also, I think in E, "not when it is a license granted " is not intended meaning.
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