Many psychologists and sociologists now contend that the deliberate and even brutal aggression integral to some forms of competitive athletics increase the likelihood of imitative violence that erupts
among crowds of spectators dominated by young adult males.
(A) increase the likelihood of imitative violence that erupts
(B) increase the likelihood that there will be an eruption of imitative violence
(C) increase the likelihood of imitative violence erupting
(D) increases the likelihood for imitative violence to erupt
(E) increases the likelihood that imitative violence will erupt
"deliberate and even brutal aggression" is singular because "deliberate and even brutal" is adjective for subject "aggression", which is singular.
Out of D and E, E seems better. I haven't heard of "likelihood for"
"will" is it right here ?? Seems wrong to me..
I have'nt seen any subjunctive form of contruction .. to have .."will".., is it right...
you increase the likelihood of something (that something may or may not happen) .. So, i feel usage of will is wrong here..
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