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New post 30 Sep 2013, 01:30
Hi, I agree to you its a absolutely correct, that's a surge in new home sales and a drop in weekly unemployment...
And we know there is lot of rates for all the things, so that sentence is absolutely right....Thanks...
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New post 12 Jan 2014, 07:32
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A surge in new home sales and a drop in weekly unemployment claims suggest that the economy might not be as weak as some analysts previously thought.

A. claims suggest that the economy might not be as weak as some analysts previously thought
B. claims suggests that the economy might not be so weak as some analysts have previously thought
C. claims suggest that the economy might not be as weak as have been previously thought by some analysts
D. claims, suggesting about the economy that it might not be so weak as previously thought by some analysts
E. claims, suggesting the economy might not be as weak as previously thought to be by some analysts


First split A and B suggest plural
Second split between A and C, C is wordy and wrong tense
Hence A

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baski6 wrote:
ak_idc wrote:
"suggest" is necessary.

A seems fine.



Though Both A and C are okay.

C is little wordy and passive.

So A is the right one



No, C is grammatically incorrect.
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KC wrote:
A surge in new home sales and a drop in weekly unemployment claims suggest that the economy might not be as weak as some analysts previously thought.

A. claims suggest that the economy might not be as weak as some analysts previously thought
B. claims suggests that the economy might not be so weak as some analysts have previously thought
C. claims suggest that the economy might not be as weak as have been previously thought by some analysts
D. claims, suggesting about the economy that it might not be so weak as previously thought by some analysts
E. claims, suggesting the economy might not be as weak as previously thought to be by some analysts


Why is claims not working as a verb for subject "surge in new home sales and a drop in weekly unemployment"
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New post 16 Feb 2015, 08:57
can someone please explain why surge isn't the subject? i picked B as the answer because i thought surge was the subject, thus being singular. i thought that in homes was a preposition and subjects aren't in prepositions?
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Hi,

Can somebody help me understand the usage of as weak as vs so weak as
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Hi!
Sub here is surge.. so its should be suggest or suggests?
reasons please.. (its a very basic question and i am unable to solve it though)
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New post 27 Aug 2016, 09:19
Hi,
I narrowed down to A and C, but i eliminated A and chose C without considered about its tense and SV agreement.
This is my reasoning for A:
I understood that the sentence convey that the economy not weak as it is thought by analyst. But when i saw "the economy might not be as weak as some analysts previously thought", i assumed that "the economy" parallel with "some analysts" because i saw it apear immediately after "as weak as".
Can anyone throw me some light to avoid this mistake later? Thanks in advance.
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Sub here is surge.. so its should be suggest or suggests?
reasons please.. (its a very basic question and i am unable to solve it though)
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Subject here is not surge but a surge and a drop. So, since the subject is plural it should have plural verb suggest.
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A surge in new home sales and a drop in weekly unemployment claims suggest that the economy might not be as weak as some analysts previously thought.

A. claims suggest that the economy might not be as weak as some analysts previously thought
B. claims suggests that the economy might not be so weak as some analysts have previously thought
C. claims suggest that the economy might not be as weak as have been previously thought by some analysts
D. claims, suggesting about the economy that it might not be so weak as previously thought by some analysts
E. claims, suggesting the economy might not be as weak as previously thought to be by some analysts
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A surge in new home sales and a drop in weekly unemployment claims suggest that the economy might not be as weak as some analysts previously thought.

A. claims suggest that the economy might not be as weak as some analysts previously thought
B. claims suggests that the economy might not be so weak as some analysts have previously thought - Subject Verb agreement issue
C. claims suggest that the economy might not be as weak as have been previously thought by some analysts - Subject Verb agreement issue and Tense issue
D. claims, suggesting about the economy that it might not be so weak as previously thought by some analysts - Not a sentence
E. claims, suggesting the economy might not be as weak as previously thought to be by some analysts - Not a sentence

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