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203. Carpenters, dentists, sewing machine operators, needlepointers, piano players, and indeed anyone who works with their hands for long hours can get carpal tunnel syndrome.
(A) anyone who works
(B) anyone working
(C) workers
(D) those for whom work is
(E) any people who work

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203. Carpenters, dentists, sewing machine operators, needlepointers, piano players, and indeed anyone who works with their hands for long hours can get carpal tunnel syndrome.
(A) anyone who works
(B) anyone working
(C) workers
(D) those for whom work is
(E) any people who work

p.s: plz provide an explanation too

All the subjects are in plural,so verb doen't end in 's'.Also anyone is one person,not plural.So any people must be used.
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203. Carpenters, dentists, sewing machine operators, needlepointers, piano players, and indeed anyone who works with their hands for long hours can get carpal tunnel syndrome.
(A) anyone who works
(B) anyone working
(C) workers
(D) those for whom work is
(E) any people who work

p.s: plz provide an explanation too

Actually "works" applies only to "anyone" which is correct. The problem here is that "anyone" which is singular is not parallel to carpenterS, dentistS, etc. "any people" on the other hand is plural.
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05 Aug 2012, 21:33
anyone who works with their

the pronoun "their" is incorrect with the subject "anyone". We need to remove the singular subject to match the plural pronoun.
(SANAM rule)

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01 Mar 2014, 01:13
any people is not very common in speech, I have heard some people, many people etc, but any people usage is archaic.

MGMAT says none of and any of followed by a plural noun can be singular.

e.g. any of these women is suitable for marriage to my son.

any is restricting the plural people to a single person.

further Mgmat says : since the use of these pronouns (SANAM) is hotly contested, the Gmat is unlikely to test such cases.

I think use of any people in above question is one of such cases.

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30 Mar 2014, 15:41
maybeam wrote:
203. Carpenters, dentists, sewing machine operators, needlepointers, piano players, and indeed anyone who works with their hands for long hours can get carpal tunnel syndrome.
(A) anyone who works
(B) anyone working
(C) workers
(D) those for whom work is
(E) any people who work

p.s: plz provide an explanation too

Please use underline ok? It doesn't take too much time and I'm sure people would be more willing to help you if you showed some concern about providing a question that can be solved in real conditions

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08 Oct 2015, 09:28
why c is wrong??

workers is plural and i think it is more parallel and simple
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