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Within the first few weeks of school, John discovered that there was limited teacher involvement and an abundance of administrative hassle.

A. John discovered that there was limited teacher involvement
B. John discovered that there were limited teacher involvement
C. John discovered limited teacher involvement
D. John would discover that there was limited teacher involvement
E. John had discovered that there was limited teacher involvement

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Re: limited teacher involvement [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2010, 15:04
B. Subject verb. Limited Teacher involvement and administrative hassle.
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Re: limited teacher involvement [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2010, 17:59
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B. Subject verb. Limited Teacher involvement and administrative hassle.


That's correct, but can you please explain?
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Re: limited teacher involvement [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2010, 20:23
Hi I think it is B.

A. John discovered that there was limited teacher involvement
Incorrect:'limited teacher involvement and an abundance of administrative hassle' is plural subject so need plural verb 'were'
B. John discovered that there were limited teacher involvement
Correct:used were for plural subject
C. John discovered limited teacher involvement
Incorrect: that is required
D. John would discover that there was limited teacher involvement
Incorrect: wrong tense
E. John had discovered that there was limited teacher involvement
Incorrect: wrong tense
Re: limited teacher involvement   [#permalink] 18 Jul 2010, 20:23
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