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[quote2"seekmba"]I would appreciate if somone can explain how "if" rule is violated in B and C.[/quote2]

we can rewrite B&C this way...

B) if all of the three major networks broadcast exactly the same statement(then)television can be superficial

C) if the three major networks all broadcast exactly the same statement(then) television can be superficial

the if structure here required is

if simple present will+BASE verb...

hope its clear :)
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Please refer this-
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New post 27 May 2010, 06:24
Thank you RaviChandra.

So if I understand it correct.....in case of B and C....the sentence would have been correct if we had it writtent his way.....

"if all of the three major networks broadcast exactly the same statement then TV will be superficial" and because the sentences are not in this form in the given options they are incorrect.....am I correct???
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New post 27 May 2010, 06:26
thanks guys - great question and great explanation
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[quote2"seekmba"]Thank you RaviChandra.

So if I understand it correct.....in case of B and C....the sentence would have been correct if we had it written this way.....

"if all of the three major networks broadcast exactly the same statement then TV will be superficial" and because the sentences are not in this form in the given options they are incorrect.....am I correct???[/quote2]

I can say that statement alone stands correct but placing it back in the Question provided i dont know it may lead to some other problem not sure with that
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This one has already been discussed here: sc-although-it-claims-to-delve-into-political-issues-telev-54402.html
But the OA has not been provided yet.

Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be
superficial such as when each of the three major networks broadcast exactly
the same statement from a political candidate.

(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each

My take:
As per my understanding, each is singular and broadcast is plural, so A, D and E out.
Between B and C, C is less wordy so C.

Surprisingly, according to my source, OA is E.
Could anybody clarify?
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it is bcz in E the subject is networks(plural)

digged from my notes
generic pattern:
each (of the/pronoun/any determiner) [noun] - singular
[noun] each - plural


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New post 07 Jul 2010, 10:29
Yup, for me it's E. The "each" in E isn't a noun so "broadcast" is correct. A and D uses 'each' as nouns so they're out.

B is wordy so it's out. C is grammatically correct - so it's an option however C implies that the contention is conditional and that is not the original thought of the sentence.

This is just my take. :)
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New post 07 Jul 2010, 11:28
anaik100 wrote:
it is bcz in E the subject is networks(plural)

digged from my notes
generic pattern:
each (of the/pronoun/any determiner) [noun] - singular
[noun] each - plural


more help u can get from on this Q
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/alt ... t2074.html


Thanks, that helped.
And what about the usage of all?
all of the [plural noun] + plural? And what about [noun] all?
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Its discussed here. That answers all of the questions on this thread

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New post 08 Jul 2010, 08:44
thanks nusmavrik for posting the url.

E for me too.
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I went with C........today bad day getting almost all wrong ......falling into traps
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New post 31 Jul 2010, 00:14
anaik100 wrote:
it is bcz in E the subject is networks(plural)

digged from my notes
generic pattern:
each (of the/pronoun/any determiner) [noun] - singular
[noun] each - plural




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If the Subject is before Each then match the Verb according to the Subject, In other cases each is singular.
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A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks

subject verb disagreement- plural verb required

(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks

unnecessarily wordy

(C) superficial if the three major networks all

all is at wrong place

(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks

again subject verb disagreement

(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each

correct option
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New post 09 Sep 2010, 02:43
This discussion is very helpful... I had totally missed the "each" rule and selected option A since it seemed well structured.

Now i know why the answer is E... Thanks :)
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neeshpal wrote:
Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be superficial such as when each of the three major networks broadcast exactly the same statement from a political candidate.

(A) superficial such as when each of the three major networks
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the three major networks
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major networks
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks each

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E


A and D out for each of the three major networks which is singular
B and C out for IF ...

E is correct as the three major networks each is plural
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Although it claims to delve into political issues,
television can be superficial such as when each of
the three major networks
broadcast exactly the
same statement from a political candidate.

(A) superficial such as when each of the three
major networks
(B) superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the
three major networks
(C) superficial if the three major networks all
(D) superficial whenever each of the three major
networks
(E) superficial, as when the three major networks
each


Can someone explain what is wrong with choice A.
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New post 09 Dec 2010, 21:33
Good reply Navin. I appreciate it.

I have something to add upon this.

Sentences -
Each of these shirts is pretty. - Subject is each.Hence verb is singular is.
They each are great tennis players. - Subject is they,hence verb is Plural Are.

On similar terms -

A. superficial such as when each of the three
major networks - Singular subject Each hence the verb should be broadcasts - singular

B. superficial, as can sometimes occur if all of the
three major networks - Subject is Plural All,hence verb broadcast is correct.

E.superficial, as when the three major networks
each - Plural subject 3 major networks - So broadcast is correct verb.

Between B and E, E is concise and hence Prevails.
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