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# Companies conducting offshore drilling operations in the northern Arti

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Companies conducting offshore drilling operations in the northern Artic region maintain that their compliance with regulations that pertain to the safety of marine life in the area are responsible for the decrease in pollution levels in the region.

A. region maintain that their compliance with regulations that pertain to the safety of marine life in the area are

B. region, maintaining that their compliance with regulations pertaining to the safety of marine life in the area, are

C. region maintain that their compliance with regulations pertaining to the safety of marine life in the area is

D. region that maintain that their compliance with regulations pertaining to the safety of marine life in the area is

E. region maintain that their compliance with regulations that pertain to the safety of marine life in the area, which is

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10 Jan 2018, 03:46
chesstitans wrote:
Companies conducting offshore drilling operations in the northern Artic region maintain that their compliance with regulations that pertain to the safety of marine life in the area are responsible for the decrease in pollution levels in the region.

Companies is the subject "conducting offshore drilling operations in the northern Artic region" modifies the subject.
The next word cannot be an -ing word. Has to be maintain.
A, B and E eliminated

A. region maintain that their compliance with regulations that pertain to the safety of marine life in the area are 'compliance' is singular subject. Hence 'are' at the end is incorrect.

B. region, maintaining that their compliance with regulations pertaining to the safety of marine life in the area, are 'compliance' is singular subject. Hence 'are' at the end is incorrect. Also, using ing form of maintain is incorrect

C. region maintain that their compliance with regulations pertaining to the safety of marine life in the area is Correct option

D. region that maintain that their compliance with regulations pertaining to the safety of marine life in the area is 'that maintain' is modifies 'region'. It doesn't make sense. It is the companies that maintain, not region.

E. region maintain that their compliance with regulations that pertain to the safety of marine life in the area, which is Which refers to 'area'. Sentence doesn't make sense.
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Companies conducting offshore drilling operations in the northern Artic region maintain that their compliance with regulations that pertain to the safety of marine life in the area are responsible for the decrease in pollution levels in the region.

A. region maintain that their compliance with regulations that pertain to the safety of marine life in the area are

B. region, maintaining that their compliance with regulations pertaining to the safety of marine life in the area, are

C. region maintain that their compliance with regulations pertaining to the safety of marine life in the area is

D. region that maintain that their compliance with regulations pertaining to the safety of marine life in the area is

E. region maintain that their compliance with regulations that pertain to the safety of marine life in the area, which is

Correct answer must be (C) for the highlighted errors in other options..

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