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# Although it claims to delve into political issues, television can be

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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
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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07 Jun 2007, 02:23
Is it C?

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07 Jun 2007, 06:33
catgmat wrote:
83. 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

OA is (E)!!!!! I thought (A) could be the answer, but it is wrong. cheers

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It is definitely E.

superficial, as when the three major networks each this makes the subject plural hence "broadcast" is correct. Just read about this on Spideys notes yesterday. B and C seem to change the meaning.

A and D can be eliminated because the subject is singular[/b]

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24 May 2016, 14:43
I found the correct answer as option E by process of elimination.I have doubt regarding the placement of the word 'each ' in correct answer. choice E is the only option in which word ' each ' is placed at the end

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I found the correct answer as option E by process of elimination.I have doubt regarding the placement of the word 'each ' in correct answer. choice E is the only option in which word ' each ' is placed at the end

Yes, the placement is correct and the placement has a decisive impact on the verb (whether it would be singular or plural).

"Each of" placed before the subject takes a singular verb -

Correct. Each of the three major networks broadcasts. (singular verb)

"Each" placed after the subject does not have any bearing on the verb form -

Correct. The three major networks each broadcast. (plural verb)

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18 Oct 2016, 08:04
catgmat 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

solved it in 65 seconds...not bad!!!

first error that screams for attention: verb broadcast...we must have a plural noun.
each of the three major networks - each makes the noun singular, and thus, doesn't get along well with the plural form of the verb broadcast.
A and D make the same mistake.
B and C introduce a not needed if/then condition.
E is the only one that stands!

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