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In the last three years, the number of traffic fatalities due to DUI (driving under the influence) infractions, which is usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, have decreased as a result of an aggressive public service campaign.

A) infractions, which is usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, have
B) infractions, which are usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, have
C) infractions, which are usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, has
D) infraction, which is usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, have
E) infraction, which is usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, has
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Re: SC - 700 level - DUI [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2011, 23:27
C i believe:

the number is singular, so "has" is correct.
WHICH DESCRIBES the infractions i think and shouls be 'are'
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Re: SC - 700 level - DUI [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2011, 01:19
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C i believe:

the number is singular, so "has" is correct.
WHICH DESCRIBES the infractions i think and shouls be 'are'



why not E...infraction....is
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Re: SC - 700 level - DUI [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2011, 01:48
E

number (singular) due to sth. (Singular), which is (singular)..., has (singular)
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Re: SC - 700 level - DUI [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2011, 02:17
THE "NUMBER" IS CAUSED (DOES NOT MAKE SENSE) OR THE "INFACTIONS" ARE CAUSED?

I BELIEVE THAT THE "WHICH CASUED" DESCRIBES THE INFRACTIONS AND THEREFORE "ARE"
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Re: SC - 700 level - DUI [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2011, 02:44
C it is !! i agree with the explanation of fluke :)
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Re: SC - 700 level - DUI [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2011, 08:47
I'm confused by the answer choices. C and E both make sense to me :? OA and source please..
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Re: SC - 700 level - DUI [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2011, 13:13
E doesn't make logical sense. How can one infraction cause a number of traffic fatalities in the last three years?
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In the last three years, the number of traffic fatalities due to DUI (driving under the influence) infractions, which is usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, have decreased as a result of an aggressive public service campaign.

A) infractions, which is usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, have
B) infractions, which are usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, have
C) infractions, which are usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, has
D) infraction, which is usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, have
E) infraction, which is usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, has


Why E is incorrect? We need to look for the non-underlined part..

"traffic fatalities" is plural and are caused by many DUI infractions no a single DUI infraction. Therefore "traffic fatalities" should be followed by "DUI infractions". E is missing this one. So it is incorrect.

A) is incorrect for incorrect verbs "is" and "have"
B) is incorrect for incorrect verb "have"
C) is correct for correct verbs "is" and "has"
D) is incorrect for incorrect verbs "is" and "have"
E) is incorrect for incorrect verb "is"
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Re: SC - 700 level - DUI [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2011, 01:21
completely agree with fluke on the explanation of why the answer is not E. My choice is C.
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Re: SC - 700 level - DUI [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2011, 13:50
We need has with singular the number so left with C and E.

E uses is we need are for infractions.

So, C.
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Re: SC - 700 level - DUI [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2011, 11:29
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In the last three years, the number of traffic fatalities due to DUI (driving under the influence) infractions, which is usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, have decreased as a result of an aggressive public service campaign.

A) infractions, which is usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, have
B) infractions, which are usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, have
C) infractions, which are usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, has
D) infraction, which is usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, have
E) infraction, which is usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, has



C is correct, because the number of is singular, and because infractionS, which ARE is ok
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Re: SC - 700 level - DUI [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2011, 14:53
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here the subject is the number.......at a closer look is simple, otherwise this question can become tricky.

number ----------> singular--------> has

E is out because is ackward......hence C is the answer.

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Re: SC - 700 level - DUI [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2011, 03:58
I say C, is OA available to anybody ?
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Re: SC - 700 level - DUI [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2011, 07:12
IMO C. Also this is not a 700 level question.
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Re: SC - 700 level - DUI [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2011, 18:39
C. infractions - are. The Number - has
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Re: SC - 700 level - DUI [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2011, 08:29
The Number... is singular.... has
Infractions... is plural....are
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Re: SC - 700 level - DUI [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2011, 21:42
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In the last three years, the number of traffic fatalities due to DUI (driving under the influence) infractions, which is usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, have decreased as a result of an aggressive public service campaign.

A) infractions, which is usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, have
B) infractions, which are usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, have
C) infractions, which are usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, has
D) infraction, which is usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, have
E) infraction, which is usually caused by an abuse of alcohol, has



C all the way dude. Nice question on SV agreement.
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Re: In the last three years, the number of traffic fatalities [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 12:16
The answer is C, I believe. The number "has" decreased, and the fatalities "were" caused by...
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