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New post 08 Jun 2012, 14:57
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The subject here is only one among the emotions, namely anger... hence it is singular which requires 'was'


Thanks, had a difficult time figuring that out.

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I dont think any of the options is correct.
In B, ".......from ever beginning to heal", "from" is a preposition and should have been followed by a noun. I dont think that "ever beginning to heal" is a noun.
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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

which one is subject here?

The subject here is anger. Watch out for the opening prepositional phrase, its a trap. Cross the opening prepositional phrase-> anger is the subject. It is singular so verb should be was and not were. Only B and D remains. In D, which is incorrectly used so its gone. In B parallelism is maintained as shown.

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I doubt the credibility of the question. How can a preposition "from" be followed by a "non noun".
"From ever beginning to heal" is just non sense.
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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

I am stuggling to find the subject in these type of sentences.Can some1 help me in identifying subject in these type of sentences
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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

I am stuggling to find the subject in these type of sentences.Can some1 help me in identifying subject in these type of sentences


The best way to tackle such questions is to find the idea that is being expressed.
The logic of the sentence is that among the emotions WAS anger. How did I deduce the singular verb here? Its simple- just look at the parallelism marker here and you will notice that two things are being expressed about one single entity, anger. Hence the verb required is singular.
Next, the two phrases on either side of "and" must be parallel.
Therefore the sentence becomes:
Among the emotions on display in negotiating room was Anger for repeatedly
1)raising the issue
2)preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles.

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If you look at the answer choices, you have a 3/2 split. "Were" is incorrect because "were"/"was" is referring to "anger" and separately to "preventing". Since both "anger" and "preventing" are singular, the answer choice must use "was". This eliminates A, C, and E. D is also eliminated because anger cannot be about anything. One can be angry about something, but anger can only be "for". Therefore, B is correct.

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Anger was among the emotions on display in the negotiating room for (1) repeatedly raising the issue and (2) preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

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boiled down to B and D thanks to "was"
since D has many grammatical errors, B is left and B sounds good.

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