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

a) the new teacher discovered that there was limited parental involvement
b) the new teacher discovered that there were limited parental involvement
c) the new teacher discovered limited parental involvement
d) the new teacher would discover that there was limited parental involvement
e) the new teacher had discovered that there was limited parental involvement
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Re: Subject verb SC [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2010, 22:41
Is the answer is B

Use of were (plural) instead of was (singular) because its introduces two stuffs with and
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Re: Subject verb SC [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 08:05
navami wrote:
Is the answer is B

Use of were (plural) instead of was (singular) because its introduces two stuffs with and

Choice A does look tempting, but yes correct B is right because the ‘and’ requires the plural tense.
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Re: Subject verb SC [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 08:42
Yes B it should be....There were X and Y...
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Re: Subject verb SC [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 08:58
B. The tense are all past and correct SVA
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Re: Subject verb SC [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 09:18
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Within the first few weeks of school, the new teacher discovered that there was limited parental involvement and an abundance of administrative hassle.

a) the new teacher discovered that there was limited parental involvement
b) the new teacher discovered that there were limited parental involvement
c) the new teacher discovered limited parental involvement
d) the new teacher would discover that there was limited parental involvement
e) the new teacher had discovered that there was limited parental involvement


we need plural verb as we have two predicates

limited parental involvement and an abundance of administrative hassle

so were is needed. eliminate a, d,e
we need that after discovered So B is correct
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Re: Subject verb SC [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 00:47
rohitgoel15 wrote:
Why is C wrong?


As per my understanding, the teacher discovered that: that is important here because it introduces 2 discoveries. In this limited parental involvement and an abundance of administrative hassle doesn't seem parallel either. It should have been a limited parental involvement instead to become parallel

Experts please correct me if I am wrong.
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