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The doctrine applies in Canada ,where there is a federal law and a provincial law that are each valid and consistent.

a. is a federal law and a provincial law that are each valid and
b.are a federal law and a provincial law that are each valid and
c.are a federal law and a provincial law both of which are each valid and
d. is a federal law and a provincial law both of which are each valid and
e.are a federal law and a provincial law that are each valid or

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Re: SC: doctrines [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2009, 09:45
IMO B.

Are - refers to both laws.
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Re: SC: doctrines [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2009, 11:32
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The doctrine applies in Canada ,where there is a federal law and a provincial law that are each valid and consistent.

a. is a federal law and a provincial law that are each valid and
b.are a federal law and a provincial law that are each valid and
c.are a federal law and a provincial law both of which are each valid and
d. is a federal law and a provincial law both of which are each valid and
e.are a federal law and a provincial law that are each valid or

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Hi mates,

IMO B

"and" makes two singular subjects one plurar subject, therefore "are" is needed.

C out: sounds wordy
E out: at the end of the sentence, "and" is needed because the sentence is stating qualities of both laws

OA and Source?

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Re: SC: doctrines [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2009, 18:24
B

that "each" are, each is adv here
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Re: SC: doctrines [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2009, 20:37
I believe the answer is A on this one. Going against the tide...

There is a X and a Y that are Z.

The first "and" joins the two sentences each referred to singular:
There is a X.
There is a Y.

Second part after the that is:
X and Y(referred collectively) are each valid.
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Re: SC: doctrines [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2009, 00:19
I am also going with A .........

"and" unites two singular subject to form plural....but in the sentence The doctorine is singular, so we require " is "
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Re: SC: doctrines [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2009, 00:52
though one..go with A

there is a federal law and (there is) a provincial law that are

i think B would be ok if it said:

there are federal laws and provincial laws that are....

but then you cant use "each"
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Re: SC: doctrines [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2009, 08:42
I'll go with A

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Re: SC: doctrines [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2009, 09:14
In for B.
a federal law and a provincial law => Compund
Re: SC: doctrines   [#permalink] 09 Feb 2009, 09:14
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