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# Carpenters, dentists, sewing machine operators,

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04 Jul 2009, 09:32
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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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04 Jul 2009, 11:52
We need something plural for "their hands". A and B is out of question.
C: workers with their hands for long hours sounds awkward.
D: this is answer choice is also very awkward.
E: this is the best choice, although I do not like too much any people. Any usually comes with singular. Anyhow, E seems to be the best choice.
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04 Jul 2009, 15:59
I would go with :D". It is awkward but not grammatically incorrect. "Any people " in "E" makes me to discard this choice.
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04 Jul 2009, 19:15
I think it is D. 'any people ' in E doesn't sound right.
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04 Jul 2009, 23:05
trainspotting wrote:
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

good question.

I would say E.

Also on a tangent; could you guys confirm that this is right:

Carpenters, dentists, sewing machine operators, needle pointers, piano players, and indeed anyone who works with his or her hands for long hours can get carpal tunnel syndrome.

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05 Jul 2009, 00:44
E for me.

any people is plural.

anyone doesn't fit in here as for ||ism, plural is required.

In d those for whom is wordy and awkward.
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05 Jul 2009, 01:43
sudeep wrote:
E for me.

any people is plural.

anyone doesn't fit in here as for ||ism, plural is required.

In d those for whom is wordy and awkward.

I agree "D" is awkward, but I don't think "any people " is right.Any grammar experts who can tell if this is a right construction? I also know that OA is "E", but still go with "D".
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05 Jul 2009, 10:10
Casinoking wrote:
I would go with :D". It is awkward but not grammatically incorrect. "Any people " in "E" makes me to discard this choice.

D is awckward....I missed 'their' in the sentence and marked A, even though E is the OA....
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05 Jul 2009, 11:19
guys, could someone please explain as to y B is incorrect?
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05 Jul 2009, 17:39
hasham222 wrote:
guys, could someone please explain as to y B is incorrect?

"their" hands" is plural so the subject referring to their has to be plural. Anyone is singular.
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05 Jul 2009, 20:23
nightwing79 wrote:
hasham222 wrote:
guys, could someone please explain as to y B is incorrect?

"their" hands" is plural so the subject referring to their has to be plural. Anyone is singular.

Thank you, I get it now. I was more caught up with the 'working' thing, didn't realize that the subject there is anyone.

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