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# A recent poll of elected officials suggests that candidates, when in t

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19 Jun 2017, 08:07
Hi all,
I can eliminate the wrong answers but I still don't understand why the correct answer is correct.

We can re-write the sentence:
- A recent poll suggests that candidates make statements are true.

I only see idiom with make: make somebody do something
so is that idiom correct in this sentence?
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11 Jul 2017, 04:25
egmat wrote:
Now let’s analyze choice C: “to be”. Notice that “to be” is not a verb. This does not complete Clause 3. We need a verb to have a complete Clause 3. We need a verb for “that = statements”. Hence, this choice is incorrect.

Thanks.

Hello egmat, RonPurewal, GMATNinja,

Is that the correct reason to eliminate option C?

I eliminated C because option 'B' seemed superior.
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12 Jul 2017, 11:06
Imo B
SVA the verb should be plural for the plural subject statements.
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27 Sep 2017, 03:07
daagh wrote:
Abhi398

Only statements about opponents can be true or untrue. An opponent cannot be said to be true or not. What will be the meaning of a true opponent or an untrue opponent? The meaning doesn’t gel, does it

I really respect your knowledge and your experience , but I am not talking about just above post but I have seen many posts of yours and thought that

I think you must make statements clear and use of easy language , Becoz everyone here is not Adept in the verbals to understand all terminologies

So , I will appreciate if u make explanations little clear , structured and use terms which are easy to digest .

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02 Dec 2017, 07:39
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A recent poll of elected officials suggests that candidates, when in the midst of a tough campaign, often make statements about an opponent that they may not think is true.

(A) is -- pronoun number agreement error! Incorrect!
(B) are -- CORRECT!
(C) to be -- awkward (usage of "are" is better than the "to be" usage)
(D) of as -- awkward (verb is needed)
(E) it is -- it for a plural noun -- statements -- Incorrect!
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03 Apr 2018, 23:04
I am confused among options B, C, and D.
in the question statement "often make statements (about an opponent) that they may not think.....true

in the "that' clause here:-
they= subject
think= verb

then why are options "B" and "C" incorrect based on the reason :- "that clause is missing verb"
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