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# After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns, the historic cattle of

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After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns, the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings, heads out into the sunset.

A. After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.

B. After leaving the ranch, the longhorns who formed a herd, the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.

C. After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image graces everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.

D. After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,head out into the sunset.

E. After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose images grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.

Originally posted by kanigmat011 on 22 Apr 2015, 04:21.
Last edited by Bunuel on 18 Sep 2018, 19:40, edited 4 times in total.
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22 Apr 2015, 20:18
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My take on this -

A.After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into he sunset.
B.After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whom image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into he sunset
C.After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image graces everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into he sunset.
D.After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,head out into he sunset.
E.After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose images grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into he sunset

A, B, D - whose image grace - it should be "whose image graces".

Between C and E -
Grammatically both are correct. However, meaning is not focusing on particular image of cattle of Texas(unlike option C) but it is focusing on that fact the its images are there from Mugs to Paintings(as option E). So, IMO E.
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25 Apr 2015, 04:10
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This is a question from Princeton review 2nd edition, and the correct answer is E. However, this is a weird question. I can not choose between C and E. I do not know whether it is from Gmatprep or not.
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06 Jul 2015, 05:51
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kanigmat011 wrote:
After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into he sunset.

A.After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.
B.After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whom image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset
C.After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image graces everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.
D.After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,head out into the sunset.
E.After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose images grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset

As per me.. C and E are equally competent...
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06 Jul 2015, 11:11
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aks456 wrote:
kanigmat011 wrote:
After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into he sunset.

A.After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.
B.After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whom image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset
C.After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image graces everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.
D.After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,head out into the sunset.
E.After leaving the ranch, the herds of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose images grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset

As per me.. C and E are equally competent...

Hi Ak456

The plural subject "herds" does not agree with the singular verb"heads". The posted version of the question is incorrect. thanhmaitran has posted the correct version of the question.

Here it is:

After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns, the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings, heads out into the sunset.

A.After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.
B.After leaving the ranch, the longhorns who formed a herd, the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.
C.After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image graces everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.
D.After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,head out into the sunset.
E.After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose images grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.

OA-E

Hope it helps!
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10 Oct 2015, 23:07
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The question is too simple to be called for a 700 level question.

• herb is collective noun which indicates a collection of things and is a singular subject.
Therefore it needs a singular verb heads out.
• Subject verb agreement
image need verb graces whereas
images need verb grace.
• split among image graces vs images grace
sth covers everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings.............so this thing cannot be singular as one image cannot cover everything.
Therefore images is correct here with corresponding plural verb grace.

A. After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns, the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings, heads out into the sunset.
Given sentence is wrong for violates s-v as mentioned above.

B. After leaving the ranch, the longhorns who formed a herd, the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings, heads out into the sunset.
Given sentence is wrong for violates s-v as mentioned above.

C. After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns, the historic cattle of Texas whose image graces everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings, heads out into the sunset.
singular subject image cant cover a wide range of objects......we need plural sub here.

D. After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns, the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings, head out into the sunset.
Given sentence is wrong for violates s-v as mentioned above.

E. After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns, the historic cattle of Texas whose images grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings, heads out into the sunset.
Correct choice
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11 Oct 2015, 06:39
Whether single image of the cattle graces or several images of the cattle grace: The breed of long horns has more than several hundreds of images, each of which is depicted on several themes as the text says. The herd does not have a single unique image, except that the horns are pretty wide with the distance in between ranging up to seven feet with the tips straight up or twisted twice or thrice. The cattle are in also in multiple colors. So many corporations like to have these images in their products, because the breed is noted for its longevity, resistance to disease and endurance to thrive on lean pastures.

Therefore it should be the plural images that grace the umpteen the products rather than a single image. Answer E is clearly better than C.

But the problem about this question is that unless one is aware of the breed, it is going to be difficult to decide.
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10 Sep 2016, 11:47
kanigmat011 wrote:
After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns, the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings, heads out into the sunset.

A.After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.

B.After leaving the ranch, the longhorns who formed a herd, the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.

C.After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image graces everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.

D.After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,head out into the sunset.

E.After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose images grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.

this is how i solved it... first, "the herd" is singular. don't think because it says "of longhorns" we are talking about longhorns, which is a plural word. Longhorns follows "of" so its a preposition describing herd, so ignore "of longhorns"

So the sentence needs to read: After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns, ....... , heads out into the sunset. - eliminate D

Choice B is completely nonsensical, "the longhorns formed a herd," has nothing to do with the context of the sentence, so eliminate B

Now, A, C, and E all end correctly, so only focus on the middle part of the sentence and ignore the preposition "of Texas". We are talking about cattle, which is a plural word. At first, I wasn't sure, but I substituted "elephants" instead of the word cattle to figure it out. I could have also used the word "their" instead of cattle, but sticking with animals made it easier for me:

"the elephants whose images grace" is the correct way to say it

A - the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings - incorrect SV; image is singular, grace is plural

C - the historic cattle of Texas whose image graces everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings - incorrect SV; image is singular, graces is singular but we are talking about a plural noun (elephants)

E - the historic cattle of Texas whose images grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings - correct
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Apart from SV error, first if we check by sentence's intended meaning, I think E is correct.

Image graces ....... mugs & paintings... doesn't sounds good.

Images grace ..... mugs & paintings
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After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns, the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings, heads out into the sunset.

A.After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.
Singular verb GRACES should be used for singular noun IMAGE. Hence Incorrect

B.After leaving the ranch, the longhorns who formed a herd, the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.
Singular verb GRACES should be used for singular noun IMAGE. Plural verb HEAD should be used for Plural noun LONGHORNS. "the longhorns who formed a herd" changes the original intent. It appears as if Longhorns left the ranch to form a herd and only this herd heads into sunset. Hence Incorrect

C.After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image graces everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.
Loved this option. This option is Grammatically correct, but there is little catch in the meaning.
My question is -
How could just one image grace 10 or 20 different objects???? - Incorrect
10 or 20 IMAGES need to be used In order to grace 10 or 20 different objects.....Correct
Hence Incorrect

D.After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose image grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,head out into the sunset.
Singular verb GRACES should be used for singular noun IMAGE. Singular verb HEADS should be used for collective noun HERD. Hence Incorrect

E.After leaving the ranch, the herd of longhorns,the historic cattle of Texas whose images grace everything from coffee mugs to velvet paintings,heads out into the sunset.
CORRECT
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