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As more and more subjects take the Rorschach test, the body of information tying styles of response with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases.

(A) with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases

(B) with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive powers increase in the test

(C) to specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases

(D) to specific problems or tendencies grows, and the predictive power of the test increases

(E) and specific problems and tendencies grow, increasing the predictive power of the test

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The body of information tying X with Y or Z Grows , and the predictive power increases

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As more and more subjects take the Rorschach test, the body of information tying styles of response with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases.

(A) with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases

(B) with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive powers increase in the test

(C) to specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases

(D) to specific problems or tendencies grows, and the predictive power of the test increases

(E) and specific problems and tendencies grow, increasing the predictive power of the test

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the body of information tying styles of response .. to something will be correct so except C & D all will go..
The body is singular so singular verb would be grows . IMO D is correct.
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Answer is D.

Subject verb agreement. The body of information ____+ grows .

Tying to, not tying with .

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Answer is D.

Subject verb agreement. The body of information ____+ grows .

Tying to, not tying with .

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The grammatical subject of this sentence is body, and so the correct verb form is grows; hence choices A, B, C, and E are incorrect because they use grow. Also, the best answer will start with to because the correct form of expression is tying X to Y.

The wording of Choice B illogically suggests that predictive powers are growing within the test, not that the predictive power of the test increases.

Option D is the best answer.
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As more and more subjects take the Rorschach test, the body of information tying styles of response with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases.

(A) with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases

(B) with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive powers increase in the test

(C) to specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases

(D) to specific problems or tendencies grows, and the predictive power of the test increases

(E) and specific problems and tendencies grow, increasing the predictive power of the test

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response to is correct idiom over response with
so a, B, E are out
in c and D, as body is singular so grow is incorrect and grows is correct

So D is OA
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As more and more subjects take the Rorschach test, the body of information tying styles of response with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases.

(A) with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases

(B) with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive powers increase in the test

(C) to specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases

(D) to specific problems or tendencies grows, and the predictive power of the test increases

(E) and specific problems and tendencies grow, increasing the predictive power of the test

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The body of X - singular - only D is singular
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As more and more subjects take the Rorschach test, the body of information tying styles of response with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases.

(A) with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases

(B) with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive powers increase in the test

(C) to specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases

(D) to specific problems or tendencies grows, and the predictive power of the test increases

(E) and specific problems and tendencies grow, increasing the predictive power of the test

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Verb: We need a singular verb "grows" since we have a singular subject "body". Make sure to ignore all the prepositions and modifiers between the subject and the verb.

"body of information tying styles of response with specific problems or tendenciesgrow"

All choices except D have the verb issue. Hence Answer: D.

(A) with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases - Wrong: 1) Verb "grow" 2) Idiom: Correct idiom is "response to"

(B) with specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive powers increase in the test - Wrong: 1) Verb "grow" 2) Idiom: Correct idiom is "response to" 3) Meaning Issue

(C) to specific problems or tendencies grow, and the predictive power of the test increases - Wrong: 1) Verb "grow"

(D) to specific problems or tendencies grows, and the predictive power of the test increases - Correct

(E) and specific problems and tendencies grow, increasing the predictive power of the test - Wrong: 1) Verb "grow" 2) Idiom: Correct idiom is "response to"
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Hi, could I get some advice from you on the meaning of this question? The connector "and" should connect 2 ideas that are independent of each other. However, in this sentence with option D, I think the increase in predictive power of the test is the result of the previous clause, thus it does not really make sense if we dont have additional connecting words for the clause after "and". We should have had some thing like "and thus....", or else it distorts the intended meaning

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The connector "and" should connect 2 ideas that are independent of each other.
Do you mean that an and cannot join two related ideas? Just checking what you mean by the word independent.
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The connector "and" should connect 2 ideas that are independent of each other.
Do you mean that an and cannot join two related ideas? Just checking what you mean by the word independent.

Hi AjiteshArun,

Yes, from what I learned from Ron's video (Thursday with Ron series), "And" connector imply that 2 idea are independent from each other, not related. The 2 ideas in such case will be presumed to be independent (unless they are in sequence)
Example: A truck crashed in front of me on the freeway, and I was late to work --> if we only write the sentence like this, it implies that I was late to work due to some reason other than because of the truck crashing on freeway

To fix that example, we need to have additional connector to signify the causal: A truck crashed in front of me on the freeway, and I was THUS late to work

Appreciate your thoughts.
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Hi AjiteshArun,

Yes, from what I learned from Ron's video (Thursday with Ron series), "And" connector imply that 2 idea are independent from each other, not related. The 2 ideas in such case will be presumed to be independent (unless they are in sequence)
Example: A truck crashed in front of me on the freeway, and I was late to work --> if we only write the sentence like this, it implies that I was late to work due to some reason other than because of the truck crashing on freeway

To fix that example, we need to have additional connector to signify the causal: A truck crashed in front of me on the freeway, and I was THUS late to work

Appreciate your thoughts.
Generally speaking, and can be used to show the consequence of something. Take a look at definition 1.2 here or 2a here. However, what you have learnt is not wrong. It has just been applied as an absolute, whereas it is actually a preference (or, to put it more accurately, I like to think of it as a preference :)). The word "sequence" is also problematic, because all causal connections involve a sequence (that is, any effect has a cause, or causes, that came before it) but a sequence is not enough to establish a causal relationship.

My advice to you is to apply this as a preference. If we see an option that depends on an and (alone) to establish a causal connection and another option that includes something like a thus (or, more commonly, a ", -ing"), then we should (strongly) prefer the second option.

What that means for us in this question is that we won't allow ourselves to get pulled into the and vs. ", ing" call. Instead, because we consider SVA a more important issue, we'll take option E out (grow) and avoid the issue altogether.
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