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18. The fanatical, young group of girls have been waiting in the concert line all night by the time the tickets go on sale.

a) have been waiting in the concert line all night
b) will have been waiting in the concert line each night
c) will have been waiting in the concert line the entire night
d) had been waiting in the concert line all night
e) has been waiting in the concert line the whole night
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Re: Young Group of Girls - Singular Subject or Plural ? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2013, 02:59
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18. The fanatical, young group of girls have been waiting in the concert line all night by the time the tickets go on sale.

a) have been waiting in the concert line all night
b) will have been waiting in the concert line each night
c) will have been waiting in the concert line the entire night
d) had been waiting in the concert line all night
e) has been waiting in the concert line the whole night


The tense of the verb is in question. Its future perfect continuous. The structure will be 'will have been waiting'.

Hence, the answer choice [C] is accurate. [B] has the same verb structure but changes meaning.

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Re: Young Group of Girls - Singular Subject or Plural ? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2013, 03:11
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18. The fanatical, young group of girls have been waiting in the concert line all night by the time the tickets go on sale.

a) have been waiting in the concert line all night
b) will have been waiting in the concert line each night
c) will have been waiting in the concert line the entire night
d) had been waiting in the concert line all night
e) has been waiting in the concert line the whole night


The tense of the verb is in question. Its future perfect continuous. The structure will be 'will have been waiting'.

Hence, the answer choice [C] is accurate. [B] has the same verb structure but changes meaning.

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But the "Group of Girls" does not mean a singular verb ?
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Re: Young Group of Girls - Singular Subject or Plural ? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2013, 03:34
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amitgup77 wrote:
18. The fanatical, young group of girls have been waiting in the concert line all night by the time the tickets go on sale.

a) have been waiting in the concert line all night
b) will have been waiting in the concert line each night
c) will have been waiting in the concert line the entire night
d) had been waiting in the concert line all night
e) has been waiting in the concert line the whole night


The tense of the verb is in question. Its future perfect continuous. The structure will be 'will have been waiting'.

Hence, the answer choice [C] is accurate. [B] has the same verb structure but changes meaning.

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But the "Group of Girls" does not mean a singular verb ?


Well the term 'Group of *anything*' always employs singular. Lemme explain why. When we said 'The fanatical, young group of girls', it refers to a group of collectives which share a single property and needs to be considered as singular. The group of people, The group of dogs... all of them employ singular terms.

Please refer to the 'Collective Nouns' section under GMAT Grammer Book!
http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-grammar-ebook-by-gmat-club-free-this-book-will-be-102387.html

Lemme know if you need more help :)

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Re: The fanatical, young group of girls have been waiting in the [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2013, 20:54
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18. The fanatical, young group of girls have been waiting in the concert line all night by the time the tickets go on sale.

a) have been waiting in the concert line all night
b) will have been waiting in the concert line each night
c) will have been waiting in the concert line the entire night
d) had been waiting in the concert line all night
e) has been waiting in the concert line the whole night


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E is incorrect because it doesn't fit in the sentence.

The group has been waiting in the concert line the whole night by the time the tickets go on sale.

'by the time the tickets go on sale' implies a point in time, say the tickets will go on sale at 8:00 am. The group has been waiting the entire night by 8:00 am does not make sense.

The question is based on tenses: Present perfect continuous 'has been waiting' refers to a period. He has been waiting for 2 hrs.
Future perfect continuous 'will have been waiting' refers to a period and then a point in time. He will have been waiting for 2 hrs by the time his turn comes. At the point when his turn comes, he will have been waiting for 2 hrs. Since this question involves a period of time and a point 'by the time tickets go on sale', it needs future perfect continuous.
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Re: The fanatical, young group of girls have been waiting in the [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2013, 21:08
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18. The fanatical, young group of girls have been waiting in the concert line all night by the time the tickets go on sale.

a) have been waiting in the concert line all night
b) will have been waiting in the concert line each night
c) will have been waiting in the concert line the entire night
d) had been waiting in the concert line all night
e) has been waiting in the concert line the whole night



Can some one please explain it , I could not understand it at all .

I chose E because it looked present continuous to me and as group is singular I chose E how come "Will have been" is correct?
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18. The fanatical, young group of girls have been waiting in the concert line all night by the time the tickets go on sale.

a) have been waiting in the concert line all night
b) will have been waiting in the concert line each night
c) will have been waiting in the concert line the entire night
d) had been waiting in the concert line all night
e) has been waiting in the concert line the whole night



Can some one please explain it , I could not understand it at all .

I chose E because it looked present continuous to me and as group is singular I chose E how come "Will have been" is correct?


Refer to the use of 'present perfect continuous' and 'future perfect continuous' tenses above. Also, refer to a grammar book for complete description of various tenses. It's important for GMAT.
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Re: The fanatical, young group of girls have been waiting in the [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2013, 20:10
I would go with option C.

The future perfect continuous has to be used in this sentence to convey the correct meaning.
Although B uses the correct tense , it alters the meaning of the sentence.
the young group of girls will not be waiting every night but just for one night to get the tickets.
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