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# According to a study by the American Education Bureau

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01 Mar 2014, 07:14
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According to a study by the American Education Bureau, the average number of calendar days in a school year across the fifty states have increased by nearly twenty five percent since 1950.

(A) the average number of calendar days in a school year across the fifty states have increased

(B) across the fifty states, the average number of calendar days in a school year have increased

(C) the average number of calendar days, across the fifty states, in a school year have increased

(D) the average number of calendar days in a school year across the fifty states has increased

(E) the average numbers of calendar days in a school year across the fifty states has increased
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01 Mar 2014, 11:53
IMO D

A,B,C - plural verb (have) for a singular subject (number)
D - seems fine
E - singular verb (has) for a plural subject (numbers)
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01 Mar 2014, 19:27
Option D.
In A,B and C,SVA is violated.(Singular subject 'avg. no. of days'-plural verb 'have')
In E,numbers is incorrect.

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09 Mar 2014, 09:03
I am with D.

Hi Kingb please add OA to the question.
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13 Mar 2014, 17:56
Becasue the number of calendar days is the subject & is singular therfore the verb also needs to be singular i.e has.
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# According to a study by the American Education Bureau

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