Summer is Coming! Join the Game of Timers Competition to Win Epic Prizes. Registration is Open. Game starts Mon July 1st.

 It is currently 17 Jul 2019, 20:12

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state o

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 26 Jun 2017
Posts: 404
Location: Russian Federation
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
WE: Information Technology (Other)
Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state o  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Sep 2017, 13:17
2
7
00:00

Difficulty:

35% (medium)

Question Stats:

57% (00:44) correct 43% (00:48) wrong based on 221 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state of candidates may offer an alternative state under procedures wstablished by the SEC.

A. who disapproves
B. who disapprove
C. that are disapproving
D. that do not approve
E. who are not in approval
Current Student
Joined: 11 Jul 2016
Posts: 48
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, General Management
GMAT 1: 550 Q36 V30
GPA: 3.65
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Re: Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state o  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Sep 2017, 05:06
2
4
Manhattan has mentioned 5 pronouns which take up Verb depending on the Number of the subject following 'of'. Those pronouns are:Some,Any,None,All,Many.

So here in the question 'of' follows Plural Noun after Any, the verb will be also in Plural form. Hence,B.
##### General Discussion
Math Expert
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 7764
Re: Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state o  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Sep 2017, 20:27
1
1
DharLog wrote:
Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state of candidates may offer an alternative state under procedures wstablished by the SEC.

A. who disapproves
B. who disapprove
C. that are disapproving
D. that do not approve
E. who are not in approval

Hi..
ANY can take singular or plural verb depending on context..
For this look at the noun after ANY..
Here it is 'any of stockholderS', thus a plural noun and so verb disapprove should be PLURAL

B is correct in this aspect.

B
_________________
Current Student
Joined: 02 May 2016
Posts: 18
Location: Nigeria
Concentration: Strategy, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 590 Q43 V28
GPA: 3.52
WE: Operations (Retail Banking)
Re: Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state o  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Sep 2017, 00:02
Well, I really think the answer is A. Yes, It mentions "Stockbrokers" but the sentence is actually referring to "any of the Stockbrokers" which is singular.
Intern
Joined: 30 Jul 2017
Posts: 6
Re: Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state o  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Sep 2017, 03:01
Plz clearify my doubt..Is "disapproves of" correct or it should be "disapproval of"?

Sent from my SM-G610F using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Senior Manager
Joined: 26 Jun 2017
Posts: 404
Location: Russian Federation
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
WE: Information Technology (Other)
Re: Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state o  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Sep 2017, 04:42
1
Hello!

Yes, "any" is singular by itself but it depends from the following noun.
Look at this example.
One of the students is going to speak.
But.
One of the students that are present is going to speak.
So, in our case it is practically the same.
Any of stockholders who disapprove

Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state of candidates may offer an alternative state under procedures wstablished by the SEC.

A. who disapproves
B. who disapprove
C. that are disapproving
D. that do not approve
E. who are not in approval
Math Expert
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 7764
Re: Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state o  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Sep 2017, 05:39
akash3074 wrote:
Plz clearify my doubt..Is "disapproves of" correct or it should be "disapproval of"?

Sent from my SM-G610F using GMAT Club Forum mobile app

It will depend on the context..
Who-Should be followed by VERB so disapprove is correct.
If you required a NOUN disapproval would be correct.
After the approval/disapproval of the managing committee, the coach was sacked.
_________________
Intern
Joined: 06 May 2017
Posts: 5
Re: Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state o  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Sep 2017, 07:44
For SANAM,i.e some,all,none,any & many, the word following the prepositions will become the subject.

Like in this example "Any of stockholders who" , after any we have of and word following this is stockholders. so, stockholders will become the subject and since it is plural therefore we can use disapprove

Posted from my mobile device
Intern
Joined: 28 Aug 2017
Posts: 19
Re: Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state o  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Sep 2017, 08:43
akash3074 wrote:
Plz clearify my doubt..Is "disapproves of" correct or it should be "disapproval of"?

Sent from my SM-G610F using GMAT Club Forum mobile app

I find it confusing too... thus cannot find why E is wrong

Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Intern
Joined: 03 Sep 2017
Posts: 20
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 710 Q46 V41
GPA: 3.05
Re: Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state o  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Feb 2018, 12:05
GMATNinja how come (E) is wrong here?
GMAT Club Verbal Expert
Status: GMAT and GRE tutor
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 2670
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 780 Q51 V46
GMAT 2: 800 Q51 V51
GRE 1: Q170 V170
Re: Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state o  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Feb 2018, 22:32
1
PhillyKid wrote:
GMATNinja how come (E) is wrong here?

Full disclosure: I have about 60 questions in my inbox that I'm itching to answer, but I picked on this one first because... go Eagles! (For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about: the Super Bowl is tomorrow, and the evil empire Patriots are playing the Philadelphia Eagles. So if PhillyKid has a question, I'm all over it today. Welcome to GMAT Club, PhillyKid! Seriously one of my favorite cities in the U.S.)

I hate to say this, but the question itself is such a hot mess that I don't think anybody should be paying any attention to it at all. I mean, check this out again:

Quote:
Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state of candidates may offer an alternative state under procedures wstablished by the SEC.

"Any of stockholders" isn't really English, and neither is the word "wstablished." And those aren't even in the underlined portion.

Many of you have heard me say this a billion times, but the GMAT spends between \$1500 and \$3000 developing every question, and even the best test-prep companies can't compete. And I have no idea where this particular disaster of a question came from.

So please don't waste any more of your time and energy on this thing! If you're in the U.S., spend some time making a killer guacamole instead, because it's almost Super Bowl Sunday, and we have some serious eating to do...
_________________
GMAT/GRE tutor @ www.gmatninja.com (we're hiring!) | GMAT Club Verbal Expert | Instagram | Blog | Bad at PMs

Beginners' guides to GMAT verbal: RC | CR | SC

YouTube LIVE verbal webinars: Series 1: Fundamentals of SC & CR | Series 2: Developing a Winning GMAT Mindset

SC & CR Questions of the Day (QOTDs), featuring expert explanations: All QOTDs | Subscribe via email | RSS

Need an expert reply? Hit the request verbal experts' reply button; be specific about your question, and tag @GMATNinja. Priority is always given to official GMAT questions.

SC articles & resources: How to go from great (760) to incredible (780) on GMAT SC | That "-ing" Word Probably Isn't a Verb | That "-ed" Word Might Not Be a Verb, Either | No-BS Guide to GMAT Idioms | "Being" is not the enemy | WTF is "that" doing in my sentence?

RC, CR, and other articles & resources: All GMAT Ninja articles on GMAT Club | Using LSAT for GMAT CR & RC |7 reasons why your actual GMAT scores don't match your practice test scores | How to get 4 additional "fake" GMAT Prep tests for \$29.99 | Time management on verbal
Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 4772
Re: Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state o  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Mar 2019, 02:13
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
_________________
Re: Any of stockholders who disapproves of the management-endorsed state o   [#permalink] 17 Mar 2019, 02:13
Display posts from previous: Sort by