A congressional majority ....... : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
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11 Mar 2012, 08:38
Guys, don't you think this sentence is grammatically correct?

A congressional majority is opposed to the current policy.

[Source: MGMAT SC Guide. Page # 218, Question # 12]
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The OA says that the sentence is CORRECT. But, IMO, the correct form of this sentence is: A congressional majority has opposed (to) the current policy.

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11 Mar 2012, 09:17
Schawjibb wrote:
Guys, don't you think this sentence is grammatically correct?

A congressional majority is opposed to the current policy.

[Source: MGMAT SC Guide. Page # 218, Question # 12]
[Reveal] Spoiler:
The OA says that the sentence is CORRECT. But, IMO, the correct form of this sentence is: A congressional majority has opposed (to) the current policy.

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Can you please post the complete question here .
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11 Mar 2012, 11:28
Can you please post the complete question here .

Actually, this sentence is given in the one of the IN ACTION parts (problem set for each chapter) of the MGMAT SC book.

It is asked in the question whether this sentence is correct; no options were given.
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17 Mar 2012, 11:26
The question asks if the verb-subject agreement is correct. The sentence is correct in its original form. Your version of the sentence unnecessarily changes its tense. In other words, don't try to fix what isn't broken.
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17 Mar 2012, 19:08
As per the subject-verb agreement, the sentence is correct.

Here majority is being used as a collective noun and collective nouns are singular. A contrasting example can be

A majority of people oppose the new tax cuts => Here we need a singular verb (oppose) as people is plural.

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25 Mar 2012, 02:39
I think it depends on context.........

1. A is opposed to XZY :- he wont support it given a choice
2. A has opposed to XYZ :- he has already opposed it
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