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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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15 Apr 2006, 20:41
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."

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15 Apr 2006, 20:51
pseudo wrote:
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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15 Apr 2006, 20:57
Generation is singular and capable of is idiomatic.

Clearly (C)

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16 Apr 2006, 13:31
^ C ^

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

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