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# Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were

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01 Jun 2008, 18:52
rpmodi wrote:
Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

A. were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal

B. was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal

C. were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing

D. was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing

E. were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal

Flip the sentence and things become more comfortable.
"anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal" was one among the emotions on display.

You will notice that the flip has made things easier. Only "was" can go with the main subject "anger".

So that leaves B vs D. D is awkward with too many phrases.

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28 Jul 2008, 11:19
Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

(A) were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal

(B) was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal

(C) were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing

(D) was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing

(E) were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal

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28 Jul 2008, 11:58
Going with B.

I think "was" is more appropriate because they're referring only to 1 emotion (anger), and D is just stupid.
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29 Jul 2008, 11:51
Between C and E, I choose C.

C and E have the wrong verb tense were

Ill go with B

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30 Jul 2008, 00:25
saravalli wrote:
Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

(A) were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal

(B) was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal

(C) were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing

(D) was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing

(E) were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal

"Among the emotions" points to singular subject so we should use singular verb "was" so it's between B and D.I choose B

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30 Jul 2008, 00:54

there is only one emotion involved in this sentence: Anger.

"preventing raw wounds from....." is not an emotion. Therefore, A,C,E are wrong right off the bat.

D is just too silly to be right.

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18 Nov 2008, 22:27
Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.
(A) were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(B) was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(C) were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing
(D) was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing
(E) were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal

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19 Nov 2008, 03:18
Subject - verb inversion.

"anger" is the subject here hence "was" is correct. B should be the answer.

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19 Nov 2008, 03:58
my answer is B, thouh I am not comfortable with the phrase 'ever beginning to heal'

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19 Nov 2008, 07:19
B. Also redundancy as well. repeatedly - over and over

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19 Nov 2008, 12:18
B for me as well (not redundant , usage of "was" is required to make the meaning of "and" clear)

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19 Nov 2008, 15:59
If we ask the Q's how many emotions are listed out of the more than 2 emotions possible.

Only one: Anger

Hence A C & E are out.

B is correct because its parallel raising and preventing

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18 Aug 2009, 10:33
105. Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

(A) were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(B) was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(C) were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing
(D) was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing
(E) were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal
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105. Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

(A) were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(B) was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(C) were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing
(D) was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing
(E) were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal

good question.

I think 'was' is required for 'anger'. only B and D are left. D is awkward and changes the meaning as well ..

B is my pick.

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noboru wrote:
105. Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

(A) were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(B) was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(C) were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing
(D) was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing
(E) were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal

would go with B...anger WAS one of the emotion, and preventing from doing something is the correct idiom.

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18 Aug 2009, 16:14
B for me as well , explainations already provided
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18 Aug 2009, 23:37
It seems like a run-off sentence...

which is the verb and subject?
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36. Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

(A) were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(B) was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
(C) were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing
(D) was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing
(E) were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw
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28 Jun 2010, 19:16
Subject is "anger", which is singular. This eliminates A, C, and E.

D is just a horribly constructed sentence in so many ways - answer is B.

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28 Jun 2010, 22:41
horrible indeed.

i picked B based on POE. either between B or D since "anger was (not were) among the emotions..."

anger here is the true subject... but i'm struggling with both B and D because anger does not "raise" and "prevent" ... as the -ing form (participle) has indicated. A person "raises" and "prevents" something... an emotion doesn't do either.

Unless the -ing form here is used as gerunds (i.e., used as objects of the preposition for), then maybe I can grasp the idea/structure of this sentence... still kind of tricky.

yeah, hard to wrap my head around this one.
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