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Pollution and degradation of the environment is, according to the commission's report, a matter of universal concern.

A. is, according to the commission's report, a matter of universal concern.
B. is, according to the report by the commission, a matter of universal concern.
C. is, according to the report of the commission, matters of universal concern.
D. are, according to the commission's report, universally a matter of concern.
E. are, according to the commission's report, a matter of universal concern.
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Re: Pollution and degradation of the environment [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2011, 08:00
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This also I could not find by searching.
This also has an interesting rule. Would like to understand that
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Re: Pollution and degradation of the environment [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2011, 10:21
we see two subjects here: 1) Pollution 2) degradation of the environment -- so we pick ARE... eliminating A, B, and C.

D Vs E -- I can't explain properly, but E seems to be very much familiar.

E conveys - it is a matter of concern across the universe... not just confined to some area.
D conveys - donno how to explain this is wrong, but seems awkward to me.
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Re: Pollution and degradation of the environment [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2011, 10:51
Just trying to understand the difference between
"a matter of universal concern"
"matters of universal concern"
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Re: Pollution and degradation of the environment [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2011, 10:59
if the subject is plural can we use "matters" instead of " a matter"?
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Re: Pollution and degradation of the environment [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2011, 15:08
This is a weird question, I agree it should be E. We need to use "are" and we need to be clear on the meaning of the sentence.
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Re: Pollution and degradation of the environment [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2011, 21:52
I know its weird :) .Just think if we have two options :

are, according to the commission's report, a matter of universal concern.
are, according to the commission's report, matters of universal concern.

which one is a better choice? just trying to understand the rule
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Explanation Needed(Pollution and degradation of the environm [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 06:06
Changing subject line to get attention.
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Re: Pollution and degradation of the environment is, according [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2013, 11:59
are, according to the commission's report, a matter of universal concern.
are, according to the commission's report, matters of universal concern.

what is the rule.
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Re: Pollution and degradation of the environment is, according [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2013, 21:13
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D. are, according to the commission's report, universally a matter of concern.
E. are, according to the commission's report, a matter of universal concern.

Universally is an adverb; can it modify a noun such as --- a matter? --- --no. Universal is an adjective. It can modify the noun -a matter-
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are, according to the commission's report, a matter of universal concern.
are, according to the commission's report, matters of universal concern.

In formal writing, a plural or a compound subject requires plural object, I believe ‘. In less formal writing, ‘are a matter’ is passable, I suppose.
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