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They each was great tennis players (b) is (c) are (d)

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They each was great tennis players (b) is (c) are (d) [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 17:23
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They each was great tennis players

(b) is
(c) are
(d) has been
(e) to be

Please explain the raionale behind the anwer choice.. :wink:
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Re: SC - Basics [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 17:31
Beyond700 wrote:
They each was great tennis players


They is a plural pronoun that requires a plural verb regardless of 'each', which doesn't modify the number of the subject when it comes after the noun/pronoun.

The only option I see is are. C.

If only all were like this one :)
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Re: SC - Basics [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 17:44
asdert wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
They each was great tennis players


They is a plural pronoun that requires a plural verb regardless of 'each', which doesn't modify the number of the subject when it comes after the noun/pronoun.

The only option I see is are. C.

If only all were like this one :)


Thank you I was just trying to confirm the above reasoning...

If GMAT is as easy as above, it would loose its charm !! 8-)
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Re: SC - Basics [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 19:02
vscid wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
They each was great tennis players

(b) is
(c) are
(d) has been
(e) to be

Please explain the raionale behind the anwer choice.. :wink:


whats the ans man?


It looks we are sailing on the same about...
I was not aware of this rule until this morning..

There you go...

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They is a plural pronoun that requires a plural verb regardless of 'each', which doesn't modify the number of the subject when it comes after the noun/pronoun.

The only option I see is are. C.

If only all were like this one
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 20:27
Damn right about the gmat, Beyond700. Where would the fun be, right?

This is also the case for every.
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