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# A new phenomena, which is visible at Managuas major

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A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and mob cars at the stoplights.

(A) A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and
(B) Visible at Managua’s major intersections are waves of vendors and beggars with many children, new phenomena that
(C) A new phenomenon visible at Managua’s major intersections is waves of vendors and beggars, many of them children, who
(D) Phenomenally new waves of vendors, beggars, and many children are visible at Managua’s major intersections, which
(E) A wave of vendors and beggars, many of whom are children, are visible at Managua’s major intersections, where they are a new phenomenon and
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14 Sep 2009, 12:12
mostwantedjatt wrote:
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Could you please explain why C, it ends with who followed by and mob cars.... i am finding hard to make sense out of it
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14 Sep 2009, 22:03
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Could you please explain why C, it ends with who followed by and mob cars.... i am finding hard to make sense out of it

C is correct.
mostwantedjatt, C doesnt have who and mob cars. "and" is underlined and C makes the sentence as "who mob cars".
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19 Dec 2009, 00:45
noboru wrote:
A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and mob cars at the stoplights.
(A) A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and
(B) Visible at Managua’s major intersections are waves of vendors and beggars with many children, new phenomena that
(C) A new phenomenon visible at Managua’s major intersections is waves of vendors and beggars, many of them children, who
(D) Phenomenally new waves of vendors, beggars, and many children are visible at Managua’s major intersections, which
(E) A wave of vendors and beggars, many of whom are children, are visible at Managua’s major intersections, where they are a new phenomenon and

I'm confused about the usage of many of them children in option (C). In my opinion, the correct usage should be many of them are children.
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19 Dec 2009, 01:48
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noboru wrote:
A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and mob cars at the stoplights.
(A) A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and
(B) Visible at Managua’s major intersections are waves of vendors and beggars with many children, new phenomena that
(C) A new phenomenon visible at Managua’s major intersections is waves of vendors and beggars, many of them children, who
(D) Phenomenally new waves of vendors, beggars, and many children are visible at Managua’s major intersections, which
(E) A wave of vendors and beggars, many of whom are children, are visible at Managua’s major intersections, where they are a new phenomenon and

I'm confused about the usage of many of them children in option (C). In my opinion, the correct usage should be many of them are children.

if you add "are" you have a run-on sentence.
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19 Dec 2009, 17:27
1st point :- phenomena is plural and phenomenon is singular - here you need singular so , phenomenon
knowing that will narrow your choice to C
2nd point :- many of them who is a non-essential modifier and does not impact the sentence ,this can be used with without are in this particular sentence

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22 Dec 2009, 02:18
C is the best option - its pretty clear 'children' who mob the car

Watss the OA ?
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09 Apr 2010, 00:31
C for me as well
not underlined questions can get really confusing.
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15 Sep 2010, 11:48
OK, OA is C.
However I have a SVA issue. C says: A new phenomenon is waves??

Should not it be "are"???

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OK, OA is C.
However I have a SVA issue. C says: A new phenomenon is waves??

Should not it be "are"???

Thanks.

The subject is phenomena, which is singular. First rule of grammar: subject and verb have to agree. You don't say "The dog are small, brown, and furry." The working verb has to agree with the subject, regardless of the content of the rest of the sentence.
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15 Sep 2010, 12:12
Thanks abushey31 for the explanation. I had the same question as noboru
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01 Jan 2011, 08:07
(C)

(A) A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and
(B) Visible at Managua’s major intersections are waves of vendors and beggars with many children, new phenomena that
(C) A new phenomenon visible at Managua’s major intersections is waves of vendors and beggars, many of them children, who --> CORRECT
(D) Phenomenally new waves of vendors, beggars, and many children are visible at Managua’s major intersections, which
(E) A wave of vendors and beggars, many of whom are children, are visible at Managua’s major intersections, where they are a new phenomenon and
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10 May 2011, 00:57
Hi all,

I would like to know why we can say "many of them children" but not "many of them ARE children" ???

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10 May 2011, 03:50
Phenomenon - singular

Phenomena - plural.

C usage is correct for 'is'
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25 Jun 2011, 16:23
abushey31 wrote:
noboru wrote:
OK, OA is C.
However I have a SVA issue. C says: A new phenomenon is waves??

Should not it be "are"???

Thanks.

The subject is phenomena, which is singular. First rule of grammar: subject and verb have to agree. You don't say "The dog are small, brown, and furry." The working verb has to agree with the subject, regardless of the content of the rest of the sentence.

You may take off some mediator words(visible at Managua’s major intersections) and put it as to resolve your predicament on SVA .
A new phenomenon [strike]visible at Managua’s major intersections[/strike]is waves of vendors and beggars, many of them children, who
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08 Jun 2012, 16:06
(C)-It is the best answer because it maintains the grammatical rules. Here, 'A new phenomenon visible at Managua’s major intersections' is the subject of the sentence(heavy subject). 'Many of them' refers to the 'vendors and beggars'. Comparing other alternatives, I have picked this answer. Still the use of 'cars'(as a verb) is not clear.
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10 Jun 2012, 21:34
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Hi all,

I would like to know why we can say "many of them children" but not "many of them ARE children" ???

Option c-- A new phenomenon visible at Managua’s major intersections is waves of vendors and beggars, many of them children, who

What i feel is the use of 'are' changes the meaning. The modifer 'who' modifies the vendors and beggars whereas if use 'are' who modifies the children only.

Please correct if i am wrong.
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20 Jul 2012, 04:15
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(C)-It is the best answer because it maintains the grammatical rules. Here, 'A new phenomenon visible at Managua’s major intersections' is the subject of the sentence(heavy subject). 'Many of them' refers to the 'vendors and beggars'. Comparing other alternatives, I have picked this answer. Still the use of 'cars'(as a verb) is not clear.

"Cars" is not a verb here....verb is "mob" and cars is an object of this verb.
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20 Jul 2012, 05:46
(A) A new phenomena, which is visible at Managua’s major intersections, are waves of vendors and beggars, which include many children and
are-a new phenomena?incorrect
which-modifying incorrect subject

(B) Visible at Managua’s major intersections are waves of vendors and beggars with many children, new phenomena that
are-incorrect
that-incorrectly placed/used

(C) A new phenomenon visible at Managua’s major intersections is waves of vendors and beggars, many of them children, who
who is referring children-correct
a new phenomena-is - correct

(D) Phenomenally new waves of vendors, beggars, and many children are visible at Managua’s major intersections, which
phenomenally-incorrect
meaning is collapsed.
(E) A wave of vendors and beggars, many of whom are children, are visible at Managua’s major intersections, where they are a new phenomenon and[/quote]
meaning is collapsed, ..."where they are a new phenomena..." is incorrect.
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30 Dec 2012, 09:16
A – waves of beggars are at major intersections. This is not clear. Mob is an action that has no subject. Eliminate
B – doesn’t make any sense. Phenomena that mob cars!?Eliminate
C – Clear and concise.
D – changes meaning. Eliminate
E – changes meaning. Eliminate
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