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# Good Question-SC Pronouns; concision

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17 Oct 2010, 14:38
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Question: Over the last decade, the U.S. has seen an increase in voter turnout and experienced an overall increase in the participation of its citizens in politics.

A. experienced an overall increase in the participation of its citizens in politics.
B. has experienced an overall increase in the participation of their citizens in politics.
C. experienced an overall increase in the participation in politics of their citizens.
D. has experienced an overall increase in politics regarding the participation of its citizens.
E. have experienced an overall increase in citizens participating in politics.

OA: (A)

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17 Oct 2010, 14:58
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B. their is incorrect. The statement is about the U.S - singular.
C. same as B.
E. have is incorrect. The steatment is about the U.S - singular.

Thus we have A & D.

A seems o.k because D is wordy.
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Let us approach the issue this way;
First of all, - the increase is in the participation and - not In politics or in citizens.- So D and E are out.
The U.S is singular and hence use of – their is wrong. B& C are out
This leaves A, which is good for using - increase in the participation - and - its citizens -
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amirdubai1982 wrote:
Question: Over the last decade, the U.S. has seen an increase in voter turnout and experienced an overall increase in the participation of its citizens in politics.

A. experienced an overall increase in the participation of its citizens in politics.
B. has experienced an overall increase in the participation of their citizens in politics.
C. experienced an overall increase in the participation in politics of their citizens.
D. has experienced an overall increase in politics regarding the participation of its citizens.
E. have experienced an overall increase in citizens participating in politics.

OA: (A)

Try to break it down it together. Thanks in advance.

B is incorrect because of the plural pronoun "their". Should be "its"
C is incorrect for the same reason. Moreover, the construction is very awkward.
D is incorrect as it is wordier and there is a subtle change in the meaning of the sentence.
E is incorrect because of "have"
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22 Dec 2010, 08:12
Please use spoiler for the OA. It is difficult to approach the question when you already know the answer
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22 Dec 2010, 09:05
D is wordy in comparison to A. I will go with A.
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