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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
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Ans is B
first we see a 3/2 split.

A, C and E are wrong because only one instance of emotion is cited thus 'were' is out.

Down to B and D,
D is too wordy.
B is clear and concise.
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B for singular use

A, C and E can be eliminated because of the use of 'were'
D - not angry about the issue, but about having the issue raised over and over again.

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1. 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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the subject is "anger" here, which is singular.

How about this "Among many people in GMATCLUB, Andy is the best person."

I think this construction always hold: "Among.. plural...., singular....".
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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


Not A, C, E - Must be "was" as anger is the only emotion in the sentence.

D - Issues with ||ism.

I say B.
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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


this is a classic case of inversion!!

the sentence could be read this way: anger was among the emotions on display..

the subject here is anger, which needs the singular "was"

A/C/E can be eliminated

D is redundant with "raised over and over"

so the answer should be B
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These were the notes i went through on this question

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

anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing .... shows parallelism. Additionally, the original meaning of the sentence conveyed that the people in the negotiating room were angry over an issue being repeatedly raised. D changes the meaning of the sentence to make the anger about the issue.

(C) were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing - see E
(D) was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing

if you rephrase this, the sentence reads was anger about the issue .... and preventing the wounds from earlier battles.... 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 - Think of it as saying one of the emotions on display was anger
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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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Please read the sentence as:
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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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


(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[

(B)
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egmat Or any other expert,
Could you please help me to understand this sentence structure. I am really weak to handle this kind of sentence structures.

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Can someone please explain why singular Verb is correct?
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Can someone please explain why singular Verb is correct?

We have to consider SV agreement.Singular subjects must have singular verbs, and plural subjects must have plural verbs. Very easy, right?
SO consider what is the subject of the sentence.Now for this sentence ,anger is the subject,so used singular was.

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daagh how do we know whether the sentence is inverted?Why emotions can't be the subject here?
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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 --- This sentence is actually--- Anger were among the emotions on display in the negotiating room -- You can attach the later from there on.

The subject is the singular anger and it wrongly assigned with a plural verb "were".

The way to identify an inverted structure is to see whether the verb is after the subject of before the subject. If it is there before, then the sentence will be an inverted sentence.
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