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The increase in unemployment rates, coupled with significantly increased retail prices as well as energy costs, are forcing many homeowners to look into alternative sources of fuel in order to save money on winter heating.
a) unemployment rates, coupled with significantly increased retail prices as well as energy costs, are
b) rates of unemployment, coupled with significant increases in retail prices and energy costs, have been
c) unemployment rates, coupled with significant increases in both retail prices and energy costs, is
d) unemployment rates, coupled with significantly increased retail prices as well as energy costs, is
e) rates of unemployment, coupled with significant increases in both retail as well as energy costs, has been
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Re: SC: Heating [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2007, 19:29
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The increase in unemployment rates, coupled with significantly increased retail prices as well as energy costs, are forcing many homeowners to look into alternative sources of fuel in order to save money on winter heating.
a) unemployment rates, coupled with significantly increased retail prices as well as energy costs, are
b) rates of unemployment, coupled with significant increases in retail prices and energy costs, have been
c) unemployment rates, coupled with significant increases in both retail prices and energy costs, is
d) unemployment rates, coupled with significantly increased retail prices as well as energy costs, is
e) rates of unemployment, coupled with significant increases in both retail as well as energy costs, has been


rule: additives doesn't change the verb.

subject is "The increase in unemployment rates"
verb should be singular.

C, D, E left

E - changes the tense
D - significantly incrased is not || with incrases

so C - best choice.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2007, 20:32
Good explanation syamee_u.

ArvGMAT : Please underline the question properly so that they are more readable.

Good questions. Keep'em coming. :wink:
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Re: SC: Heating [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 14:17
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syamee_u wrote:
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The increase in unemployment rates, coupled with significantly increased retail prices as well as energy costs, are forcing many homeowners to look into alternative sources of fuel in order to save money on winter heating.
a) unemployment rates, coupled with significantly increased retail prices as well as energy costs, are
b) rates of unemployment, coupled with significant increases in retail prices and energy costs, have been
c) unemployment rates, coupled with significant increases in both retail prices and energy costs, is
d) unemployment rates, coupled with significantly increased retail prices as well as energy costs, is
e) rates of unemployment, coupled with significant increases in both retail as well as energy costs, has been


rule: additives doesn't change the verb.

subject is "The increase in unemployment rates"
verb should be singular.

C, D, E left

E - changes the tense
D - significantly incrased is not || with incrases

so C - best choice.


Hi, can u tell me how can we say "The increase in unemployment rates" is singular????
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Re: SC: Heating [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 15:15
Is "significant increases" right??
Don't we need an adverb here: significantly.

I vote for A.
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Re: SC: Heating [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 19:30
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Is "significant increases" right??
Don't we need an adverb here: significantly.

I vote for A.


"significant increases + in" => here increases is working as a noun. So it needs an adjective. another example:

Significant increases in expenditures have forced the store to shut down.

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Re: SC: Heating [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2011, 06:32
yup... C

the subject here is "the increase" so "is"... but good explanation crick... +1 for ur effort
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Re: SC: Heating [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2011, 17:01
I picked C. It needs to be singular, the subject is "the increase".
"coupled.." is only modifying the subject.
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Re: SC: Heating [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2011, 00:41
Another C, nice explanations above!
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Re: SC: Heating [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2011, 20:20
C is the best :)
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