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According to researchers at the University of Texas, the trend that has emerged through studying 179 family currently on welfare indicate the possibility that the 1996 welfare law might be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped to win another election.

(A) indicate the possibility that the 1996 welfare law might be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped
(B) indicate that the 1996 welfare law might possible be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped
(C) may indicate that the 1996 welfare law has been ineffective policy signed from a president who had hoped
(D) indicates that the 1996 welfare law may be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped
(E) indicates that the 1996 welfare law might be ineffective policy signed from a president who hoped
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(Subject-Predicate Agreement in Number) Two of choices use the singular verb “indicates.” If you read the sentence carefully, you can see that its subject is the singular noun “trend” and so the use of the plural verb “indicate” in (A) is wrong. (B) has the same error and can be discarded for that reason alone. (C) is grammatically wrong because it mixes two verbs tenses ('may indicate' and 'has been ineffective”) with another in the past perfect tense (“who had hoped'). While (D) correctly uses the present tense (“may be ineffective policy”), (E) uses an incorrect preposition “singed from.”

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05 Jan 2011, 20:38
D.

If it weren't for the incorrect idiom "signed from", would answer choice E be correct? More specifically, is the usage of "might" correct in this context?
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04 Feb 2011, 03:09
Answer can be obtained by Method of Elimination.
Concept : Options eliminated
Subject verb agreement : A&B
Idiom 'signed by' : C&E

Hence, D.

Well,
both may/might show possibility or permission. So how do decide which one to use based on context ?

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05 Feb 2011, 17:11
D. A and B are out as trend requires singular verb. C is out as it changes the meaning. 'signed from a president' in E is ungrammatical.

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17 Feb 2011, 22:33
feruz77 wrote:
According to researchers at the University of Texas, the trend that has emerged through studying 179 family currently on welfare indicate the possibility that the 1996 welfare law might be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped to win another election.

(A) indicate the possibility that the 1996 welfare law might be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped
(B) indicate that the 1996 welfare law might possible be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped
(C) may indicate that the 1996 welfare law has been ineffective policy signed from a president who had hoped
(D) indicates that the 1996 welfare law may be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped
(E) indicates that the 1996 welfare law might be ineffective policy signed from a president who hoped

There are 2 issues here:

1. "the trend" is singular therefore it will take a singular verb "indicates". Eliminate ABC
2. "Signed from" is unidiomatic. Eliminate E. Pick D.
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According to researchers at the University of Texas, the trend that has emerged through studying 179 family currently on welfare indicate the possibility that the 1996 welfare law might be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped to win another election.

(A) indicate the possibility that the 1996 welfare law might be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped
(B) indicate that the 1996 welfare law might possible be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped
(C) may indicate that the 1996 welfare law has been ineffective policy signed from a president who had hoped
(D) indicates that the 1996 welfare law may be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped
(E) indicates that the 1996 welfare law might be ineffective policy signed from a president who hoped

i pick D. the subject of the verb "indicate" is the trend, which is singular. so "indicate" must be in singular form. hence A and B are out. "signed from a president" is just wrong. hence C and E are incorrect. please correct me if i am wrong
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06 Jun 2012, 00:25
feruz77 wrote:
According to researchers at the University of Texas, the trend that has emerged through studying 179 family currently on welfare indicate the possibility that the 1996 welfare law might be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped to win another election.

(A) indicate the possibility that the 1996 welfare law might be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped
(B) indicate that the 1996 welfare law might possible be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped
(C) may indicate that the 1996 welfare law has been ineffective policy signed from a president who had hoped
(D) indicates that the 1996 welfare law may be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped
(E) indicates that the 1996 welfare law might be ineffective policy signed from a president who hoped

The main subject of the sentence is "THE TREND", so the verb indicate should be single form "indicates". "May indicate" is error in meaning.

Therefore, we get choice D and C are contenders.

Between "signed form" and "signed by", "signed by" is correct. So, the final correct answer is D.
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15 Jul 2012, 02:10
Does may show more probability of occurrence than might and can more that could?

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According to researchers at the University of Texas, the trend that has emerged through studying 179 family currently on welfare indicate the possibility that the 1996 welfare law might be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped to win another election.
Indicate is wrong verb usage since subject is Singular (The Trend)

(A) indicate the possibility that the 1996 welfare law might be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped (Sub verb agreement error)
(B) indicate that the 1996 welfare law might possible be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped(Sub verb agreement error)
(C) may indicate that the 1996 welfare law has been ineffective policy signed from a president who had hoped(Sub verb agreement error)
(D) indicates that the 1996 welfare law may be ineffective policy signed by a president who hoped
(E) indicates that the 1996 welfare law might be ineffective policy signed from a president who hoped A policy is signed by someone not signed from someone under the scenario mentioned in the question
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