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A new generation of complex fax machines, capable of sending

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A new generation of complex fax machines, capable of sending mails, are very useful in daily business life.

A. complex fax machines, capable of sending mails, are
B. complex fax machines, capable for sending mails, is
C. complex fax machines, capable of sending mails, is
D. complex fax machines, capable for sending mails, are
E. complex fax machines that are capable of sending mails are

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IMO C.

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Vipin why should it be "is" and not "are". Shouldn't it be "a new generation of machines are useful."

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vipin7um wrote:
IMO C.

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Vipin why should it be "is" and not "are". Shouldn't it be "a new generation of machines are useful."


No, since the 'new generation' as a group is singular. It is a collective noun which acts on 'complex fax machines' but that doesn't make it plural.

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Generation is singular and capable of is idiomatic.

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