SC - Subject-Verb Agreement : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club App Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 03 Dec 2016, 07:55

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# SC - Subject-Verb Agreement

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 16 Aug 2005
Posts: 4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

SC - Subject-Verb Agreement [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Dec 2006, 07:04
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Here is a question:

The magnitude of yesterday's earthquake has been determined by seismologists, but what really intrigues government officials are how to both detect warning singns of an earthquake and predict its location of impact.

My question is the following :

The right answer is :

has been determined by seismologists, but what really intrigues government officials is

This is what I said when I took the exam I don't know what is the rule to figure out the right answer?

Could you help me on that?

Thanks!
If you have any questions
you can ask an expert
New!
Senior Manager
Joined: 16 Sep 2006
Posts: 406
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 66 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

31 Dec 2006, 09:40
The magnitude of yesterday's earthquake has been determined by seismologists, but what really intrigues government officials are how to both detect warning singns of an earthquake and predict its location of impact.

the key here is

what really intrigues government officials are

Intrigues is - is the right usage.
Intern
Joined: 16 Aug 2005
Posts: 4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

31 Dec 2006, 10:07
[quote="jyotsnasarabu"]The magnitude of yesterday's earthquake [u]has been determined by seismologists, but what really intrigues government officials are[/u] how to both detect warning singns of an earthquake and predict its location of impact.

the key here is

what really [b]intrigues[/b] government officials [b]are[/b]

Intrigues is - is the right usage.[/quote]

Thanks for your answer but is there a specific rule for this type of questions? How do you say if it is singular or plural?
Senior Manager
Joined: 16 Sep 2006
Posts: 406
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 66 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

31 Dec 2006, 10:11
something or someone intrigues me - so intrigue is always used in a singular context, whereas intrigue is used in a plural context. for example: The events intrigue me.
Intern
Joined: 16 Aug 2005
Posts: 4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

31 Dec 2006, 18:14
[quote="jyotsnasarabu"][b]something [/b]or [b]someone[/b] [b]intrigues[/b] me - so intrigue is always used in a singular context, whereas intrigue is used in a plural context. for example: The [b]events[/b] [b]intrigue[/b] me.[/quote]

Hi,

Can you tell me what is the right rule when you have:

what + ... + singular or plurar?

Many thanks!
Intern
Joined: 16 Aug 2005
Posts: 4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Jan 2007, 03:32
[quote="jyotsnasarabu"][quote="jyotsnasarabu"][b]something [/b]or [b]someone[/b] [b]intrigues[/b] me - so intrigues is always used in a singular context, whereas intrigue is used in a plural context. for example: The [b]events[/b] [b]intrigue[/b] me.[/quote][/quote]

I mean in general... what determines if it is plural or singular?
Senior Manager
Joined: 16 Sep 2006
Posts: 406
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 66 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

01 Jan 2007, 04:08
jmtruelle wrote:
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
jyotsnasarabu wrote:
something or someone intrigues me - so intrigues is always used in a singular context, whereas intrigue is used in a plural context. for example: The events intrigue me.

I mean in general... what determines if it is plural or singular?

maybe u shud look up a grammar book..............i might not be the rite person to explain all this!
[#permalink] 01 Jan 2007, 04:08
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
7 SC: Focus of the week: Subject Verb Agreement 1 21 Jul 2014, 08:37
8 Subject Verb Agreement : Use of AND 7 20 Sep 2012, 22:56
Question on Subject Verb Agreement 3 01 Aug 2011, 19:56
1 SC - Subject Verb agreement when the subject is collective n 5 24 Jan 2010, 20:15
Subject verb agreement : doubt 2 21 Mar 2009, 00:22
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# SC - Subject-Verb Agreement

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.