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# The salad options - Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and

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The salad options - Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - were all delectable and inviting salads, unlike the wilted buffet fare.
a. The salad options - Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - were all delectable and inviting salads,
b. Each of the salad options - Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - were delectable and inviting salads
c. Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - each of the salad options - were delectable and inviting
d. Delectable and inviting salads - Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - each a salad option was
e. Delectable and inviting salads - Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - every one of the salad options were
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24 Jun 2011, 07:30
a. The salad options - Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - were all delectable and inviting salads, - Correct Option
b. Each of the salad options - Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - were delectable and inviting salads - Wrong, Each should have was as verb
c. Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - each of the salad options - were delectable and inviting - Wrong, Each should have was as verb
d. Delectable and inviting salads - Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - each a salad option was - Awkward construction, each a salad was
e. Delectable and inviting salads - Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - every one of the salad options were - every one should be in context of persons usually, and it also requires singular verb.
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24 Jun 2011, 07:35
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The salad options - Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - were all delectable and inviting salads, unlike the wilted buffet fare.
a. The salad options - Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - were all delectable and inviting salads,
b. Each of the salad options - Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - were delectable and inviting salads
c. Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - each of the salad options - were delectable and inviting
d. Delectable and inviting salads - Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - each a salad option was
e. Delectable and inviting salads - Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - every one of the salad options were

Is the question:
The salad options - Caesar, mixed greens, spinach, and cucumber - were all delectable and inviting salads, unlike the wilted buffet fare's.
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24 Jun 2011, 07:41
@fluke, in my opinion, the question is correct, noun vs. noun, so I don't think it should be 's.
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24 Jun 2011, 07:48
subhashghosh wrote:
@fluke, in my opinion, the question is correct, noun vs. noun, so I don't think it should be 's.

Yeah. But, comparing "salad options" with "fare" is not logical.

Guess, the sentence intended to compare the "salad options" in the current place with the "salad options" in the buffet fare, but failed.

If we turn a deaf ear to that issue, "A" should be the answer.
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24 Jun 2011, 07:54
I think Buffet fare means buffet menu, another type of list, so it should be logical.
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24 Jun 2011, 08:08
subhashghosh wrote:
I think Buffet fare means buffet menu, another type of list, so it should be logical.

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fare: (Cookery) a range of food and drink; diet; Food and drink;

Yet, I feel "salad options" can't be compared with "the list of options OR even food"

Salad options in place A were better than the food in place B.
OR
Salad options in place A were better than the list of foods in place B.
Awkward.

Salad options in place A were better than the salad options among foods available in place B.
OR
Salad options in place A were better than the salad options in the list of food in place B.
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Salad options in place A were better than those in place B.
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Salad options in place A were better than place B's.
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05 Jul 2011, 06:54
Went with A because

B and C did not agree with each.
E was faulty as well.
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15 Jul 2011, 02:34
I thought it was B. But after the explanation provided, agree that it should be A.
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