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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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Parallelism:

Carpenters, dentists etc. are all plural
-> only C D and E are in plural form
-> E is the best among the three

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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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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


IMO 'E' - 'their' is the key.

A, B singular - out
C-awkward, no verb
D -wordy-out
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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 - anyone and their is wrong
(B) anyone working - anyone and their is wrong
(C) workers - awkward
(D) those for whom work is - awkward
(E) any people who work - correct

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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


IMO 'E' - 'their' is the key.

A, B singular - out
C-awkward, no verb


D -wordy-out


Hi,

How could 'any' be combined with people?
I thought any was singular? I hate all the options... Pls explain :(

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+1 E

A and B are singular.
C doesn't make sense.
D is awkward.

I think "any people" is correct.
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divanshuj 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


Can you please post the source of this problem? And, what's the OA?

If (E) indeed is the answer, I haven't read anywhere such awkward usage as "any people who..". Can't believe it could be the right answer as few others have suggested.

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Any update on the OA?

I also said E.

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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


Can you please post the source of this problem? And, what's the OA?

If (E) indeed is the answer, I haven't read anywhere such awkward usage as "any people who..". Can't believe it could be the right answer as few others have suggested.



Yep,
By POE, it sounds a bit ok... Still, the usage is not convincing :(
how abt "any of the people"... In that case , use of "their hands" would be a question again... The "Their" should be referred to "any" or "people"... But "any" would remain the more relevant subject here, hence "their" is wrong again, in that case.
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can someone explain how "any people" makes sense....
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btw (OA is E ..., source is 1000 sc, q # 203 )

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can someone explain how "any people" makes sense....
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btw (OA is E ..., source is 1000 sc, q # 203 )


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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
Wrong. S-V agreement. "X, Y and Z" creates a compound word, thus "works" is wrong.

(B) anyone working
Wrong. "working" is Verb-ing modifier which modifies the CLOSEST noun "anyone", not "carpenters, dentists,....". Hence, B changes meaning.

(C) workers
Wrong. "and indeed workers with their hands for long hours" sounds bad. We need verb "work", not noun "workers".

(D) those for whom work is
Wrong. "and those for whom work is with their hands" is awkward and incorrect.

(E) any people who work
Correct.
- "Any + plural" can create singular/plural noun. But the form "X, Y and Z" creates a compound word.
- "who" modifies all "carpenter, dentists,....and any people" because all kinds of people mentioned in the sentence work with their hands --> plural verb "work" is correct.

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thanx pqhai
for the nice explanation..,
however , had the sentence been

Carpenters, dentists, sewing machine operators, needlepointers, piano players, and indeed anyone who works with HIS hands for long hours can get carpal tunnel syndrome.

would it be wrong or correct?, as WORKS just modifies ANYONE..., whereas the verb for the subject of main clause ... i.e. X,Y,..AND ,Z ...is CAN GET...which is already plural ...,

hope i make sense....
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thanx pqhai
for the nice explanation..,
however , had the sentence been

Carpenters, dentists, sewing machine operators, needlepointers, piano players, and indeed anyone who works with HIS hands for long hours can get carpal tunnel syndrome.

would it be wrong or correct?, as WORKS just modifies ANYONE..., whereas the verb for the subject of main clause ... i.e. X,Y,..AND ,Z ...is CAN GET...which is already plural ...,

hope i make sense....
thanks...


Hi vivek

I double checked whether "any people" is singular or plural. The answer is plural. So E is correct because "any people who work" has correct S-V agreement.

However, you have a very good question. Yes, anyone is singular --> "works" just modifies "anyone" should be fine? Answer is NO. Because we must use plural noun after "and indeed". "any people" is a generalization of carpenters, dentists, etc.....
Let think the sentence in this way:
Any people such as carpenters, dentists, etc... who work......................
==> Clearly, [carpenters, dentists,...] is sub-group of "any people". Thus, only plural noun makes sense.

Hope it's clear now.

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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 -- awkward n wordy
(E) any people who work

The indefinite pronoun Anyone (one word) refers to any person at all but not to particular individuals.

Any one (two words) is an adjective phrase that refers to any single member of a group (of either people or things). Any one is commonly followed by the preposition of.


A similar distinction applies to anybody and any body, nobody and no body

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