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In the next few weeks, both the Federal Trade Commission and the Commerce Department is planning to release independent, and possibly conflicting reports about online privacy.
A. both the Federal Trade Commission and the Commerce Department is planning to release independent, and possibly conflicting,
B. the Federal Trade Commission and the Commerce Department are both planning to release independent, and possibly conflicting,
C. the Federal Trade Commission and the Commerce Department both are planning to release independent, but possibly conflicting,
D. both the Federal Trade Commission as well as the Commerce Department are planning to release independent, and possibly conflicting,
E. both the Federal Trade Commission and the Commerce Department are planning to release independent, and possibly conflicting,
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Re: In the next few weeks, both the Federal [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2012, 03:21
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My 2 cents in Red below -

First to observe is the S-V agreement and than the modification done by word - both.

getgyan wrote:
In the next few weeks, both the Federal Trade Commission and the Commerce Department is planning to release independent, and possibly conflicting reports about online privacy.
A. both the Federal Trade Commission and the Commerce Department is planning to release independent, and possibly conflicting, Subject is plural - so we need are and not "is"
B. the Federal Trade Commission and the Commerce Department are both planning to release independent, and possibly conflicting,both is modifying planning instead it should modify the 2 departments
C. the Federal Trade Commission and the Commerce Department both are planning to release independent, but possibly conflicting, Same problem with - both as in {B}
D. both the Federal Trade Commission as well as the Commerce Department are planning to release independent, and possibly conflicting, it should be - both the X and Y, no need for as well as in between
E. both the Federal Trade Commission and the Commerce Department are planning to release independent, and possibly conflicting, This one makes sense, both is modifying the FTC and the CD, Verb - "are" satisfies the plural verb.



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Re: In the next few weeks, both the Federal Trade Commission and [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 04:36
AND needs plural verb while AS well AS needs singular verb. eliminate A,D.
B. Placement of both is incorrect. Eliminate.
between C and E, placement of both is better in E. Moreover, C uses Independent, but Conflicting.
Hence E wins.
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Re: In the next few weeks, both the Federal Trade Commission and [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2013, 12:49
Can someone explain why "both the" is correct and "..are both planning " and " ..both are planning" incorrect..
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Re: In the next few weeks, both the Federal Trade Commission and [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2013, 13:11
Transcendentalist wrote:
Can someone explain why "both the" is correct and "..are both planning " and " ..both are planning" incorrect..


BOTH ...==>This is always followed by AND
As the correct idiom is BOTH X and Y...
X and Y are to be parallel.
in the question other options are missing AND and parallelism

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