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At a time when narrowly won presidential elections seem more the rule than the exception, the proliferation of small third parties would have a bargaining power that few of them have ever enjoyed before.
(A) the proliferation of small third parties would have
(B) the number of small third parties would have
(C) the existence of small third parties has
(D) the proliferation of small third parties has
(E) small third parties have
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spriya wrote:
At a time when narrowly won presidential elections seem more the rule than the exception, the proliferation of small third parties would have a bargaining power that few of them have ever enjoyed before.
(A) the proliferation of small third parties would have
(B) the number of small third parties would have
(C) the existence of small third parties has
(D) the proliferation of small third parties has
(E) small third parties have <-- This is the only choice with plural subject and correct verb!!!


"Few ot them" in the non underlined part suggests that we need a plural subject. Only ANS choice E has a plural subject.

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spriya wrote:
At a time when narrowly won presidential elections seem more the rule than the exception, the proliferation of small third parties would have a bargaining power that few of them have ever enjoyed before.
(A) the proliferation of small third parties would have
(B) the number of small third parties would have
(C) the existence of small third parties has
(D) the proliferation of small third parties has
(E) small third parties have <-- This is the only choice with plural subject and correct verb!!!


"Few ot them" in the non underlined part suggests that we need a plural subject. Only ANS choice E has a plural subject.



Good explanation!!!

i just marked B,
the number is singular .Missed this point!!

Yes OA is E
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spriya wrote:
rao_1857 wrote:
spriya wrote:
At a time when narrowly won presidential elections seem more the rule than the exception, the proliferation of small third parties would have a bargaining power that few of them have ever enjoyed before.
(A) the proliferation of small third parties would have
(B) the number of small third parties would have
(C) the existence of small third parties has
(D) the proliferation of small third parties has
(E) small third parties have <-- This is the only choice with plural subject and correct verb!!!


"Few ot them" in the non underlined part suggests that we need a plural subject. Only ANS choice E has a plural subject.



Good explanation!!!

i just marked B,
the number is singular .Missed this point!!

Yes OA is E


One query ,usage of would have seemed correct to me here than HAVE.kindly any suggestions!!
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[quote="spriyaOne query ,usage of would have seemed correct to me here than HAVE.kindly any suggestions!![/quote]


"would have" is used in the main clause and this does not seem right.

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spriya wrote:
spriya wrote:
rao_1857 wrote:
At a time when narrowly won presidential elections seem more the rule than the exception, the proliferation of small third parties would have a bargaining power that few of them have ever enjoyed before.
(A) the proliferation of small third parties would have
(B) the number of small third parties would have
(C) the existence of small third parties has
(D) the proliferation of small third parties has
(E) small third parties have <-- This is the only choice with plural subject and correct verb!!!


"Few ot them" in the non underlined part suggests that we need a plural subject. Only ANS choice E has a plural subject.



Good explanation!!!

i just marked B,
the number is singular .Missed this point!!

Yes OA is E

One query ,usage of would have seemed correct to me here than HAVE.kindly any suggestions!!


Yeupp I agree with you.... "would have" is better ...but the thing is its the singular subject that is the problem in this cohice. It the ans choice whould have been like this: "A number of small third parties would have" then I would have difinetely gone with this one!

A number of --> Plural
The number of --> Singular

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spriya wrote:
spriya wrote:
rao_1857 wrote:
At a time when narrowly won presidential elections seem more the rule than the exception, the proliferation of small third parties would have a bargaining power that few of them have ever enjoyed before.
(A) the proliferation of small third parties would have
(B) the number of small third parties would have
(C) the existence of small third parties has
(D) the proliferation of small third parties has
(E) small third parties have <-- This is the only choice with plural subject and correct verb!!!

"Few ot them" in the non underlined part suggests that we need a plural subject. Only ANS choice E has a plural subject.



Good explanation!!!

i just marked B,
the number is singular .Missed this point!!

Yes OA is E

One query ,usage of would have seemed correct to me here than HAVE.kindly any suggestions!!


Yeupp I agree with you.... "would have" is better ...but the thing is its the singular subject that is the problem in this cohice. It the ans choice whould have been like this: "A number of small third parties would have" then I would have difinetely gone with this one!

A number of --> Plural
The number of --> Singular

This is apt .Actually plural is required because of few of them
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