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694) The auto industry has experienced one of its most

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The auto industry has experienced one of its most significant trends in the last 50 years, which is the migration of motorists from passenger cars to minivans, sport utility vehicles, and pickups.

(A) The auto industry has experienced one of its most significant trends in the last 50 years, which is
(B) Of the trends the auto industry experienced in the last 50 years has been one of the most significant
(C) In the last 50 years, one of the most significant trends that the auto industry has been experiencing has been
(D) One of the most significant trends that the auto industry has experienced in the last 50 years is
(E) In the last 50 years, the auto industry experienced one of the most significant trends that it has had, that of

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15 May 2007, 08:52
The auto industry has experienced one of its most significant trends in the last 50 years, which is the migration of motorists from passenger cars to minivans, sport utility vehicles, and pickups.

(A) The auto industry has experienced one of its most significant trends in the last 50 years, which is
ambiguous since 'which' refers to years or trends
(B) Of the trends the auto industry experienced in the last 50 years has been one of the most significant
'Of the trends...has been' is wordy and awkward
(C) In the last 50 years, one of the most significant trends that the auto industry has been experiencing has been
'has been expieriencing' means a continuous action, wrong
(D) One of the most significant trends that the auto industry has experienced in the last 50 years is
correct, short and clear
(E) In the last 50 years, the auto industry experienced one of the most significant trends that it has had, that of
awkward and redundant. the meaning changes: the industry expierienced a trend for 50 years.

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15 May 2007, 15:45
Can one of you explain the subject verb agreement in here ?

"one of the trends" doesnt it require a plural verb?

confused here !

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15 May 2007, 21:38
Can one of you explain the subject verb agreement in here ?

"one of the trends" doesnt it require a plural verb?

confused here !

No.

One of the trends.......requires singular(has)

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15 May 2007, 21:38
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