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Since John Locke acknowledged authorship of his political works only in a codicil to his will, the period during which the Second Treatise on Government was written has been established through a close analysis of Locke's reported activities near the time of publication; however, because no original manuscript has been found, what is much more difficult to determine are the personal reason Locke wrote the Treatise, the changes he might have made to his first version, and the extent to which the published version coheres with Locke's intentions.


a) has been established through a close analysis of Locke's reported activities near the time of publication; however, because no original manuscript has been found, what is much more difficult to determine are
b) has been established through a close analysis of Locke's reported activities near the time of publication; however, because no original manuscript has been found, what is much more difficult to determine is
c) have been established through a close analysis of Locke's reported activities near the time of publication; however, because no original manuscript has been found, what is much more difficult to determine is
d) have been established through a close analysis of Locke's reported activities near the time of publication; however, because no original manuscript has been found, what is much more difficult to determine are
e) are established through a close analysis of Locke's reported activities near the time of publication; however, because no original manuscript has been found, that which is much more difficult to determine is


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Re: SC: Since John Locke acknowledged authorship [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 08:17
I think it's A simply for agreement of number.

"the period ..." has been established

"what is much more difficult to determine are the personal reason Locke wrote the Treatise, the changes he might have made to his first version, and the extent to which the published version coheres with Locke's intentions"

A is the only one that gets both right.
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Re: SC: Since John Locke acknowledged authorship [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 09:46
A for me too... :)
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Re: SC: Since John Locke acknowledged authorship [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 10:02
determine are the personal reason Locke wrote the Treatise, the changes he might have made to his first version, and the extent to which the published version coheres with Locke's intentions.

ARE should be used in option B since three things follow the verb so the verb should be plural..
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