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# According to a recent study by the Occupational Safety and Health Admi

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According to a recent study by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the incidence of reported neck and back pain correlate positively to the amount of time spent in sitting positions at work.

A. correlate positively to
B. are correlated positively to
C. correlate positively with
D. are positively correlated to
E. correlates positively with

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Originally posted by alphaseeker on 12 Sep 2015, 07:49.
Last edited by Bunuel on 26 Nov 2018, 03:18, edited 1 time in total.
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12 Sep 2015, 08:31
incidence is singular and only E has a corresponding singular verb - correlates -
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12 Sep 2015, 19:38
incidence can not make to be corelate with, it can not be use passively here
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17 Sep 2017, 20:33
alphaseeker wrote:
According to a recent study by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the incidence of reported neck and back pain correlate positively to the amount of time spent in sitting positions at work.

A- correlate positively to
B- are correlated positively to
C- correlate positively with
D- are positively correlated to
E- correlates positively with

The subject is actually the incidence so E
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17 Sep 2017, 22:13
According to a recent study by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the incidence of reported neck and back pain correlate positively to the amount of time spent in sitting positions at work.

A- correlate positively to - Use of plural verb CORRELATE for singular subject INCIDENCE is incorrect. Moreover, CORRELATE TO Idiomatically incorrect. Hence Incorrect.
B- are correlated positively to - - Use of plural verb ARE for singular subject INCIDENCE is incorrect. Moreover, CORRELATE TO Idiomatically incorrect. Hence Incorrect.
C- correlate positively with - - Use of plural verb CORRELATE for singular subject INCIDENCE is incorrect. Hence Incorrect.
D- are positively correlated to - Use of plural verb ARE for singular subject INCIDENCE is incorrect. Placement of POSITIVELY changes the original intent. Moreover, CORRELATE TO Idiomatically incorrect. Hence Incorrect.
E- correlates positively with - CORRECT
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01 Oct 2017, 08:31
alphaseeker wrote:
According to a recent study by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the incidence of reported neck and back pain correlate positively to the amount of time spent in sitting positions at work.

A- correlate positively to
B- are correlated positively to
C- correlate positively with
D- are positively correlated to
E- correlates positively with

"incidence" needs singular verb, E is the only answer with "correlates"
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01 Oct 2017, 09:48
alphaseeker wrote:
According to a recent study by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the incidence of reported neck and back pain correlate positively to the amount of time spent in sitting positions at work.

A- correlate positively to
B- are correlated positively to
C- correlate positively with
D- are positively correlated to
E- correlates positively with

incidence is singular....

correlates is the right verb ,,,
also the idiom is "correlate with"

ans E
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15 Dec 2018, 02:44
The subject is "the incidence", which is singular. Hence, we need to use singular verb, "correlates"

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31 Mar 2019, 00:11
OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

There are two errors with this sentence. First, the singular subject “incidence” does not agree with the plural verb “correlate.” Second, the proper idiom is “correlate ...with” rather than “correlate ... to.”
(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.
(B) The proper idiom is “correlated with” rather than “correlated to.”
(C) The singular subject “incidence” does not agree with the plural verb “correlate.”
(D) The proper idiom is “correlate ... with” rather than “correlate ... to.”
(E) CORRECT. This choice corrects both errors in the original sentence. The singular
"incidence" agrees with the singular "correlates," and the proper idiom, “correlate...with” is employed
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