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Pretty sure that E should be the correct answer here. What is the source of the question?

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OA is worng.
In option B verb is missing. In this part "that people from disparate backgrounds to spend their lives together". there is no verb.
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+1 for E.

Experts please provide your views. I think there is something is wrong with OA.
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each,every,one and none are all singular then how is it that one of the key ingredients is followed by are .Can someone please explain?

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each,every,one and none are all singular then how is it that one of the key ingredients is followed by are .Can someone please explain?


Clear communication is one of the key ingredients that are often lacking in romantic relationships and although positive intent between partners is a given, it is, however, rare for people from disparate backgrounds to spend their lives together.

Here, that is used to replace a noun, that noun is ingredients.
If you break this into clauses you will have better idea.

Clear communication is one of the key ingredients
(ingredients) that are often lacking in romantic relationships and
although positive intent between partners is a given, it is, however, rare for people from disparate backgrounds to spend their lives together.

whenever you see that is sentence, it will have two purpose
1. Connecting clause - here new clause will have its own subject and verb
2. start new clause, with a logical antecedent for that.

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kuttingchai can you explain the difference 'rare for' and 'rare that' and when to use which?

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in option (B)
are often lacking in romantic relationships and although positive intent between partners is a given, it is rare that people from disparate backgrounds to spend their lives together.

isn't it wrong to use 'to' before spend their lives together.
this sentence without 'to' would have been correct

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Yeah, I think there was a mistake in the transcription. We need to say either "it is rare that people spend their lives together" or "it is rare for people to spend their lives together." There should also be a comma before "and although."

As for the is/are split that originally grabbed everyone's attention, it just isn't well done. You can make a logical case for both "is" or "are," depending on how you choose to read the sentence. However, since none of the other key ingredients are discussed in the sentence, the whole thing should be said differently. I can't imagine seeing something like this on the GMAT.
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DmitryFarber wrote:

As for the is/are split that originally grabbed everyone's attention, it just isn't well done. You can make a logical case for both "is" or "are," depending on how you choose to read the sentence.



Thanks Dmitry, this clarified a very crucial debate.
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Clear communication is one of the key ingredients that are often lacking in romantic relationships and although positive intent between partners is a given, it is, however, rare for people from disparate backgrounds to spend their lives together.


(A) are often lacking in romantic relationships and although positive intent between partners is a given, it is, however, rare for people from disparate backgrounds to spend their lives together.

(B) are often lacking in romantic relationships and although positive intent between partners is a given, it is rare that people from disparate backgrounds to spend their lives together.

(C) is often lacking in romantic relationships and although positive intent between partners is a given, it is rare for people from disparate backgrounds to spend their lives together.

(D) are often lacking in romantic relationships and although positive intent between partners is a given, it is, however, rare that people backgrounds spend their lives together.

(E) are often lacking in romantic relationships and although positive intent between partners is a given, it is rare for people from disparate backgrounds to share their lives together.


one of the key ingredients is singular then why is verb in OA plural ?




As per OA..option B is correct...but

"it is rare that people from disparate backgrounds to spend their lives together." does not seem to be grammatically correct .
Kindly check OA and OE. Option E seems the most suitable choice among all.

These type of questions may erode the confidence of test takers. :x

souvik101990 Can you please look into this...
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Can someone please explain how the highlighted words in the below option are grammatically correct ? Looking at these words, immediately rejected this option.

are often lacking in romantic relationships and although positive intent between partners is a given, it is rare that people from disparate backgrounds to spend their lives together.

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Don't worry, somesh86, that definitely isn't correct. As we've discussed above, the "official" answer is flawed.
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Thanks for confirming this.

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How can option B be right?
"it is rare that people from disparate backgrounds to spend their lives together" is grammatically wrong.
Option E seems to be the right answer.

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Am with you on this and the experts here have confirmed it is not correct.


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Clear communication is one of the key ingredients that are often lacking in romantic relationships and although positive intent between partners is a given, it is, however, rare for people from disparate backgrounds to spend their lives together.


(A) are often lacking in romantic relationships and although positive intent between partners is a given, it is, however, rare for people from disparate backgrounds to spend their lives together.

(B) are often lacking in romantic relationships and although positive intent between partners is a given, it is rare that people from disparate backgrounds to spend their lives together.

(C) is often lacking in romantic relationships and although positive intent between partners is a given, it is rare for people from disparate backgrounds to spend their lives together.

(D) are often lacking in romantic relationships and although positive intent between partners is a given, it is, however, rare that people backgrounds spend their lives together.

(E) are often lacking in romantic relationships and although positive intent between partners is a given, it is rare for people from disparate backgrounds to share their lives together.


one of the key ingredients is singular then why is verb in OA plural ?



because : One of the "plural Noun" that PLural Verb ------------> this is a rule
one of the Plural Noun - singular verb.
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Don't worry, somesh86, that definitely isn't correct. As we've discussed above, the "official" answer is flawed.



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Can you kindly let me know that if. " It is rare that - is a case of subjunctive or not , since i read above in someone's comment that rare that is describing condition, some one had mentioned,
If ( rare that construct) is considered as subjunctive for eg:- The board recommended that the company go for public offering.
subjunctive can be - certain verbs as well as adjectives viz- essential , important, vital, desirable, best, recommended

In a subjunctive construct verb/adjective THAT + simple form of VERB

can it be the case for option B , in B anyhow to spend is incorrect if we consider this as subjunctive also.

it is rare that people from disparate backgrounds to spend their lives together. BUT STILL IN CASE OF SUBJUNCTIVE - INFINITIVE FORM COMES - HERE IT SHOULD COME only spend , not TO SPEND.

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