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Bringing Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all

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Bringing Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house were financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers and an around-the-world lecture tour.

(A) Bringing Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house were financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers and an around-the-world lecture tour.

(B) That which brought Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house were help from financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers and lecturing around the world.

(C) What brought Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house was help from financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers and an around-the-world lecture tour.

(D) What brought Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house were help from financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers and an around-the-world lecture tour.

(E) Financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers brought Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house and he also toured around the world lecturing.

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New post 27 Dec 2017, 10:22
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Answer is C since it sounds grammatically correct.
For more understanding, check out this link for a detailed explanation of this question's answer -
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New post 27 Dec 2017, 11:43
Between C and D. Picked D because I wasn’t paying attention, but C is the correct answer because C has the singular subject “help”, which matches with the singular verb “was”.

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Please explain why "D" is incorrect I am still convinced that it should be "were"

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Bringing Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house were financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers and an around-the-world lecture tour.

(A) Bringing Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house were financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers and an around-the-world lecture tour.

(B) That which brought Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house were help from financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers and lecturing around the world.

(C) What brought Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house was help from financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers and an around-the-world lecture tour.

(D) [highlight]What brought Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house were help from financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers and an around-the-world lecture tour.

(E) Financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers brought Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house and he also toured around the world lecturing.

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I think as two subject are attached by conjunction like "and", the verb should be plural. Answer should be "D"

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Bringing Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house were financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers and an around-the-world lecture tour.

(A) Bringing Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house were financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers and an around-the-world lecture tour.

(B) That which brought Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house were help from financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers and lecturing around the world.

(C) What brought Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house was help from financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers and an around-the-world lecture tour.

(D) [highlight]What brought Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house were help from financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers and an around-the-world lecture tour.

(E) Financier friend Henry Huttleston Rogers brought Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house and he also toured around the world lecturing.

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I think as two subject are attached by conjunction like "and", the verb should be plural. Answer should be "D"


Thank you for pointing out, but you are not completely correct - two OBJECTS are joined with "and", not two subjects.

The subject is "What brought Mark Twain out from his financial troubles after losing all his investments in his publishing house". This is an example of a nominal clause used as a subject. However this nominal clause is plural because it refers to two objects ("help" and "tour"). Hence the verb must be plural (as you mentioned).

OA changed to D.

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Inverting the original sentence clearly shows a plural subject as two action doers are joined by conjunction 'and'.

Hence, this sentence takes a plural verb.

So, correct answer is choice D

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