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The governors team of advisors, including her education and [#permalink] New post 09 May 2010, 15:00
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The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal.

A. has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

B. have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

C. have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial education reform

D. has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform proposal

E. has not been available to make comments since she released her proposal on controversial reform in education


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I chose E. To me, “controversial education reform proposal” insinuates that she is proposing a reform for controversial education, instead of proposing an education reform that is considered controversial.
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Re: MGMAT SC Help [#permalink] New post 09 May 2010, 15:13
B n C are out as we cannot use have with the TEAM, its singular,

E seems unidiomatic

A and D ? left

in such cases its better to take A, as both seems to be grammatically correct. But A will always keep the author's intended meaning.
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Re: MGMAT SC Help [#permalink] New post 10 May 2010, 04:39
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The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal.

A. has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

B. have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

C. have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial education reform

D. has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform proposal

E. has not been available to make comments since she released her proposal on controversial reform in education




I chose E. To me, “controversial education reform proposal” insinuates that she is proposing a reform for controversial education, instead of proposing an education reform that is considered controversial.




evidently A, B and C are out due to S-V, D and E are out due to possesive poison.
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Re: MGMAT SC Help [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2010, 03:16
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The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal.

A. has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

B. have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

C. have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial education reform

D. has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform proposal

E. has not been available to make comments since she released her proposal on controversial reform in education


My choice is A too, and below is my explanation:
In A, the singular subject in the original sentence, “the governor’s team” agrees with the singular verb phrase “has not been.”

B. have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal - The subject-verb relationship is incorrect. The singular subject of the sentence, “the governor’s team,” does not agree with the plural verb phrase “have not been.”
C. have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial education reform - Same as B. This sentence also changes the meaning because the phrasing “her proposal on controversial education reform” implies that the education reform is controversial.
D. has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform proposal - The subject pronoun “she” has no antecedent. The subject pronoun “she” cannot refer back to the possessive noun, “governor’s.” Only possessive pronouns, such as “her,” can refer to possessive nouns.
E. has not been available to make comments since she released her proposal on controversial reform in education - Same as D and Also, like in C, the phrasing “her proposal on controversial education reform” implies that the education reform is controversial. It is clear from the original sentence that, it is the governor’s proposal that is controversial and not the education reform itself. Finally, "for comment" is more concise than "to make comments".

Please let me know if that makes sense.
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Re: MGMAT SC Help [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2010, 04:35
[quote="TXTDryFly"]The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal.

team is singular so B and C are out.

A. has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

B. have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

C. have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial education reform

D. has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform proposal

E. has not been available to make comments since she released her proposal on controversial reform in education

I believe that we could eliminate D and E because there is no clear reference to the pronoun "she".
On the other hand - in A we`ve got "the governor" instead of "she", which is much more clearer.
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Re: MGMAT SC Help [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2010, 04:56
The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal.

released her

pronoun her refer to governor -------> bull's eye :lol:

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Re: MGMAT SC Help [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2010, 05:08
Rule -

object pronoun and subject pronoun can not refer to possessive noun ---> this eliminates B, C, D, E
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We need singular verb "has" because of the singular noun "team"

that leaves A, D and E.

D and E uses "she" but "she" has no referent. "governor's team" is possesive noun and "she" cannot be used to refer to the possessive noun. We need proper noun "governor" which is correctly done in A.
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Re: MGMAT SC Help [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2010, 18:39
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The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal.

A. has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

B. have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

C. have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial education reform

D. has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform proposal

E. has not been available to make comments since she released her proposal on controversial reform in education


My choice is A too, and below is my explanation:
In A, the singular subject in the original sentence, “the governor’s team” agrees with the singular verb phrase “has not been.”

B. have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal - The subject-verb relationship is incorrect. The singular subject of the sentence, “the governor’s team,” does not agree with the plural verb phrase “have not been.”
C. have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial education reform - Same as B. This sentence also changes the meaning because the phrasing “her proposal on controversial education reform” implies that the education reform is controversial.
D. has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform proposal - The subject pronoun “she” has no antecedent. The subject pronoun “she” cannot refer back to the possessive noun, “governor’s.” Only possessive pronouns, such as “her,” can refer to possessive nouns.
E. has not been available to make comments since she released her proposal on controversial reform in education - Same as D and Also, like in C, the phrasing “her proposal on controversial education reform” implies that the education reform is controversial. It is clear from the original sentence that, it is the governor’s proposal that is controversial and not the education reform itself. Finally, "for comment" is more concise than "to make comments".

Please let me know if that makes sense.

makes perfect sense
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Re: The governors team of advisors, including her education and [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2012, 00:23
I am a little unclear about this question. The correct option is:

The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been available for comment since the release of her controversial education reform proposal.

I get the part that we need the singular "has" to refer to the entity "team". However, I don't quite understand how "her" can refer to a possessive noun such as "governor's"
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Re: The governors team of advisors, including her education and [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2012, 03:39
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Her is a possessive pronoun; S it can replace governor's; So it is passable
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Re: The governors team of advisors, including her education and [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2012, 04:14
daagh wrote:
Her is a possessive pronoun; S it can replace governor's; So it is passable


Okay, thanks for the input, daagh.
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Re: The governors team of advisors, including her education and [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2012, 21:11
The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal.

A. has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

B. have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal – The singular subject Team does not go well with Have

C. have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial education reform - The singular subject Team does not go well with Have

D. has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform proposal – She does not refer back to any subject.

E. has not been available to make comments since she released her proposal on controversial reform in education She does not refer back to any subject
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