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A new phenomena, which is visible at Managuas major [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 06:26
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15. A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and mob cars at the stoplights.

(A) A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and
(B) Visible at Managua’s major intersections are waves of vendors and beggars with many children, new phenomena that
(C) A new phenomenon visible at Managua’s major intersections is waves of vendors and beggars, many of them children, who
(D) Phenomenally new waves of vendors, beggars, and many children are visible at Managua’s major intersections, which
(E) A wave of vendors and beggars, many of whom are children, are visible at Managua’s major intersections, where they are a new phenomenon and
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 06:55
to clear things up... Phenomena is plural, phenomenon is singular

(A) A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and
SVA error... OUT

(B) Visible at Managua’s major intersections are waves of vendors and beggars with many children, new phenomena that
a phenomenON doesn't mob cars :lol:

(C) A new phenomenon visible at Managua’s major intersections is waves of vendors and beggars, many of them children, who
AHA... this might be IT

(D) Phenomenally new waves of vendors, beggars, and many children are visible at Managua’s major intersections, which
changes the meaning and makes phenomenon an adverb

(E) A wave of vendors and beggars, many of whom are children, are visible at Managua’s major intersections, where they are a new phenomenon and
Who are THEY? intersections... not logical... can't be "A WAVE" either

I am pretty sure this has got to be C
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 07:14
I'm not sure what is the subject: phenomen or waves.
Initially, I thought "waves are a phenomen". But now I loosing my confidence. However, here my raisonment.

15. A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and mob cars at the stoplights.

(A) A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and
wrong : parrallelism

(B) Visible at Managua’s major intersections are waves of vendors and beggars with many children, new phenomena that
wrong : phenomena doesn't mob
(C) A new phenomenon visible at Managua’s major intersections is waves of vendors and beggars, many of them children, who
wrong : waves subject=>are should it be

(D) Phenomenally new waves of vendors, beggars, and many children are visible at Managua’s major intersections, which
wrong, intersections dont mob

(E) A wave of vendors and beggars, many of whom are children, are visible at Managua’s major intersections, where they are a new phenomenon and
remaining. correct even I don't like it at all.
Like "a number of", "a wave of" should be plural...? :?
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 07:29
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(E) A wave of vendors and beggars, many of whom are children, are visible at Managua’s major intersections, where they are a new phenomenon and
remaining. correct even I don't like it at all.
Like "a number of", "a wave of" should be plural...? :?


E can't be correct at all costs... consider this:

A wave of vendors and beggars, many of whom are children, are visible at Managua’s major intersections, where they are a new phenomenon and

this is clear SVA error... A wave IS visible... [many of whom are children] is a modifier for beggars. this is a common mistake though...

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I'm not sure what is the subject: phenomen or waves.


you have to look at the construction of a sentence to be able to figure this out... In the intial sentence (original) you see the Phenomena as subject, so you should pick the answer as close to that as possible... thus the 2 gramatically correct choices that have 2 different subjects, you must pick the one that has the subject used in the original... does this make sense?

karlfurt wrote:
(C) A new phenomenon visible at Managua’s major intersections is waves of vendors and beggars, many of them children, who
wrong : waves subject=>are should it be


your assumption that waves is the subject is incorrect.

A new phenomenon [visible at Managua’s major intersections] is (WHAT?) waves of vendors and beggars, many of them children, who

karlfurt wrote:
Like "a number of", "a wave of" should be plural...?

not true at all... "a number of" is a special case... you can't apply this rule to a wave!

hope this clears up your doubts
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 07:32
If you can count a nown then its plural. If its a collective noun or not countable like "a wave" then its singular.

pls correct me if i am wrong
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 08:04
(C) A new phenomenon visible at Managua’s major intersections is waves of vendors and beggars, many of them children, who

Phenomena = Plural
Phenomenon = Singular

"someone" has to mob the cars

Requires "who"
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 09:05
OA: C

one doubt on C though

...of them children, who

I thought the vendor & beggers mob mars.
'who' after 'childern' means the childern, who mob cars ...changes the meaning ?
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 09:22
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to clear things up... Phenomena is plural, phenomenon is singular

(A) A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and
SVA error... OUT

(B) Visible at Managua’s major intersections are waves of vendors and beggars with many children, new phenomena that
a phenomenON doesn't mob cars :lol:

(C) A new phenomenon visible at Managua’s major intersections is waves of vendors and beggars, many of them children, who
AHA... this might be IT

(D) Phenomenally new waves of vendors, beggars, and many children are visible at Managua’s major intersections, which
changes the meaning and makes phenomenon an adverb

(E) A wave of vendors and beggars, many of whom are children, are visible at Managua’s major intersections, where they are a new phenomenon and
Who are THEY? intersections... not logical... can't be "A WAVE" either

I am pretty sure this has got to be C


I have a point here the SVA problem here exist because A phenomena does not agree with which is right?...... because getting rid of the part in between the 2 commas the sentence continue with are...... so there is agreement..... so both which is and are waves should agree in order to be the sentence correct......
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 09:29
Gauss,

same thing... doesn't change anything...

(A) A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and
SVA error... OUT

A phenomena is PLURAL... it is used incorrectly... artcile "A" is wrong
A phenomenon is SINGULAR...

so even a better reason to delete A... cause it uses BOTH SVAs (phenomena, is..., are) wrong... both verbs refer to the same subject

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2006, 09:29
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OA: C

one doubt on C though

...of them children, who

I thought the vendor & beggers mob mars.
'who' after 'childern' means the childern, who mob cars ...changes the meaning ?


many of them children is separated by commas and hence is a non-restrictive phrase; thus it is non-essential to the overall meaning of the sentence and hence can be ignored. in such situations the pronoun always points to the nearest subject which is vendors and beggars
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2006, 10:02
In C).....vendors and beggars, many of them children, who....

is it missing "are"? should it be "many of them are children"?
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2006, 04:56
The critical elements of this SC revisted:

A.... phenomenon....is..................children, who..............

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2006, 06:25
we can say: ... , many of whom are children,... or ..., many of them children,...
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Re: A new phenomena, which is visible at Managuas major [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2014, 03:34
rkatl wrote:
15. A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and mob cars at the stoplights.

(A) A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and
(B) Visible at Managua’s major intersections are waves of vendors and beggars with many children, new phenomena that
(C) A new phenomenon visible at Managua’s major intersections is waves of vendors and beggars, many of them children, who
(D) Phenomenally new waves of vendors, beggars, and many children are visible at Managua’s major intersections, which
(E) A wave of vendors and beggars, many of whom are children, are visible at Managua’s major intersections, where they are a new phenomenon and


Sentence meaning:
There a new phenomena with following characteristics:
1. visible at Managua’s major intersections
2. is waves of vendors and beggars (including children) who mob cars at the stoplights

Error:
S-V agreement: a new phenomena needs singular verb --> incorrect use of "are"
Modifier: "Which" refers to things whereas vendors and beggars are human.

POE:
S-V agreement --> A & E are eliminated
B & D: "phenomena/intersections" can't mob cars. --> eliminate B&D
C: correct use of is and who. --> correct answer.
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