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fail [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2008, 06:27
One of every two new businesses fail within two years.
(A) fail
(B) fails
(C) should fail
(D) may have failed
(E) has failed
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Re: fail [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2008, 08:22
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Re: fail [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2008, 13:55
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One of every two new businesses fail within two years.
(A) fail
(B) fails
(C) should fail
(D) may have failed
(E) has failed


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Re: fail [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2008, 14:31
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Re: fail [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2008, 17:31
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Re: fail [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2008, 06:42
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Thanks OA is B.
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Re: fail [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2011, 12:33
Agree with B.
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Re: fail [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2011, 13:55
I have to agree with B here.
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Re: fail [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2011, 00:46
B WINS. The verb should be singular because the subject is "One"
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Re: fail [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 00:28
IMO-B

"One" of every two business is singular & hence it should be "fails" and not "fail".
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Re: fail [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2011, 16:32
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question though... when would it be "has failed"? Only if the sentence started with something like "Since ..... one of every two has failed" ?
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Re: fail [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2011, 12:03
One [strike]of every two new businesses[/strike] fails within two years.
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Re: fail [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2011, 17:36
Many Businesses--> fail
1 Business --> fails
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Re: fail [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2011, 16:00
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lgon wrote:
One of every two new businesses fail within two years.
(A) fail
(B) fails
(C) should fail
(D) may have failed
(E) has failed



The best way to think about this is to remove "new businesses" when you read it to yourself.

So it would be like this:

"one out of 2 fail/fails"

One out of 2 FAILS - that's (B).

So pick (B) and move on.

Hope that helps.
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