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# According to the National Insurance Committee, the country’s financial

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According to the National Insurance Committee, the country’s financial regulatory body, they estimate that, in comparison to
last year, when only 40 percent of the nation’s 1 billion population was insured, this year 75 percent will be.

A. they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 40 percent of the nation’s 1 billion population was insured, this year seventy five percent will be.

B. compared to only 40 percent of the nation’s 1 billion population being insured last year, they estimate 75 percent would be this year.

C. only 40 percent of the nation’s 1 billion population were insured last year; it estimates that this year 75 percent will be.

D. it estimates 75 percent of the nation’s 1 billion population would be insured this year; last year that was only 40.
percent.

E. only 40 percent of the nation’s 1 billion population last year were insured, whereas they estimate it this year to be 75 percent.
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Here the subject is Committee,which is singular. Hence the verb must be singular and pronoun replacing it should also be singular.

So, option A,B and E are out. Between C and D, C is more direct and meaningful.
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Re: According to the National Insurance Committee, the country’s financial [#permalink]

According to the National Insurance Committee, the country’s financial regulatory body, they estimate that, in comparison to
last year, when only 40 percent of the nation’s 1 billion population was insured, this year 75 percent will be.

C. only 40 percent of the nation’s 1 billion population were insured last year; it estimates that this year 75 percent will be.

Is According to the National Insurance Committee a prepositional phrase/modifier? If so, in C why we are given option 'It estimates'? Where It is referring to? Should not be C: "It is estimated that ...."?
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only 40 percent of the nation’s 1 billion population were insured last year; it estimates that this year 75 percent will be.

I picked C also but I can't understand why the correct word is not WAS but WERE, can someone explain?
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