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That young girls score as well if not better than young boys

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That young girls score as well if not better than young boys on standardized tests disprove one prevalent male -supremacy myth.

(A)That young girls score as well if not better than young boys on standardized tests disprove
(B)That young girls score as well if not better than young boys on standardized tests disproves
(C)That young girls score as well as if not better than young boys on standardized tests disproves
(D)That young girls score as well as if not better than young boys on standardized tests disprove
(E)The fact of young girls` scoring as well if not better than young boys on standardized tests disprove

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That young girls score as well if not better than young boys on standardized tests disprove one prevalent male -supremacy myth.

(A)That young girls score as well if not better than young boys on standardized tests disprove
(B)That young girls score as well if not better than young boys on standardized tests disproves
(C)That young girls score as well as if not better than young boys on standardized tests disproves
(D)That young girls score as well as if not better than young boys on standardized tests disprove
(E)The fact of young girls` scoring as well if not better than young boys on standardized tests disprove

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The question includes subject/verb agreement and comparison elements. The verb disprove/s needs to agree in number with the subject of the sentence. The subject is a bit difficult to identify here because it's not a single word. The subject of the sentence is the entire beginning section: 'That young girls score as well if not better than young boys on standardized tests '. This 'subject' represents a singular concept - the scoring of women compared to men - so we need the singular verb disproves (singular verbs have the 's'). For the comparison, we need the second 'as' in order to present the comparison correctly - 'as well as'.

A) missing 'as' and should be disproves
B) missing 'as'
C) correct
D) should be disproves
E) missing 'as' and should be disproves and the construction of the first part 'the fact of girls' scoring' is awkward and lacks clear meaning

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Re: That young girls score as well if not better than young boys [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2013, 06:33
rightly put the moment i saw singular subject i had boiled down to B and C .B is missing that "as" hence C
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