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Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – every one of the Allied Forces in World War II were united in their common fight against Germany.
A. Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – every one of the Allied Forces in World War II were
B. Each of the Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were culturally and politically diverse nations,
C. Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – each part of the Allied Forces in World War II,
D. The Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were culturally and politically diverse nations,
E. Each one a nation with cultural and political diversity, the Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were
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I would say this question is not a quality question. There is a shift in emphasis in option A and D.

Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – every one of the Allied Forces in World War II were united in their common fight against Germany.
A. Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – every one of the Allied Forces in World War II were -- two possible subjects-- construction issue.

B. Each of the Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were culturally and politically diverse nations,
C. Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – each part of the Allied Forces in World War II, -- ed modifier united modifies War II. verb is missing.

D. The Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were culturally and politically diverse nations, -- OK
E. Each one a nation with cultural and political diversity, the Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were -- awkward.
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New post 12 Jun 2014, 01:34
Isnt Allied Forces a group there by a collective noun?
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New post 14 Jun 2014, 06:29
gopal1987 wrote:
Isnt Allied Forces a group there by a collective noun?


Collective nouns can be either singular or plural, depending on context.

In this case, allied forces is the plural form of allied force.

Thus, allied forces are groups = plural.
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I would say this question is not a quality question. There is a shift in emphasis in option A and D.

Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – every one of the Allied Forces in World War II were united in their common fight against Germany.
A. Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – every one of the Allied Forces in World War II were -- two possible subjects-- construction issue.

B. Each of the Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were culturally and politically diverse nations,
C. Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – each part of the Allied Forces in World War II, -- ed modifier united modifies War II. verb is missing.

D. The Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were culturally and politically diverse nations, -- OK
E. Each one a nation with cultural and political diversity, the Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were -- awkward.



Even i feel the same the OA has a shift in emphasis.
sayantanc2k ,chetan2u your inputs here please.
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New post 30 Jul 2017, 12:17
Nice one. Between D and B finally - but D wins out due to the brevity. We don't need 'each of the allied forces'.
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Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – every one of the Allied Forces in World War II were united in their common fight against Germany.

One small thought: The subject or the subject phrase, after stripping of the modifiers from the clause (together with modifiers' commas, dashes or brackets) should not be separated from their verbs by a comma.

A. Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – every one of the Allied Forces in World War II were --- Here the clause started with culturally through the United States is a modifier. The real subject is 'the every one of the Allied Forces in World War II' which is singular and it verb 'were; is plural; this is a blatant SV error.


B. Each of the Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were culturally and politically diverse nations,-- Popping up SV error in 'each … were'.

C. Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – each part of the Allied Forces in World War II, -- a fragment as already has been pointed out.

D. The Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were culturally and politically diverse nations,-- The best choice.

E. Each one a nation with cultural and political diversity, the Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were --- Here, the phrase starting from ' the Allied is a modifier and the actual subject is 'each one nation" with its verb 'were'; a very noticeable SV error.

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C. Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – each part of the Allied Forces in World War II, -- ed modifier united modifies War II. verb is missing.


Actually, that's not the case, because "united" acts as a verb instead of a modifier in option (C). Therefore, there are no grammatical errors in C, and IMO it does the best job maintaining the emphasis of the original.
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Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – every one of the Allied Forces in World War II were united in their common fight against Germany.

One small thought: The subject or the subject phrase, after stripping of the modifiers from the clause (together with modifiers' commas, dashes or brackets) should not be separated from their verbs by a comma.

A. Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – every one of the Allied Forces in World War II were --- Here the clause started with culturally through the United States is a modifier. The real subject is 'the every one of the Allied Forces in World War II' which is singular and it verb 'were; is plural; this is a blatant SV error.


B. Each of the Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were culturally and politically diverse nations,-- Popping up SV error in 'each … were'.

C. Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – each part of the Allied Forces in World War II, -- a fragment as already has been pointed out.

D. The Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were culturally and politically diverse nations,-- The best choice.

E. Each one a nation with cultural and political diversity, the Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were --- Here, the phrase starting from ' the Allied is a modifier and the actual subject is 'each one nation" with its verb 'were'; a very noticeable SV error.


daagh sir, thanks for your inputs. I am a bit confused about "The allied forces...were". Isn't "The allied forces" a collective noun and thus Singular?
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Thanks for all the great contributions! IMO: C. Could someone provide OA and OE? Thank you.


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Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – every one of the Allied Forces in World War II were united in their common fight against Germany.
A. Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – every one of the Allied Forces in World War II were
B. Each of the Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were culturally and politically diverse nations,
C. Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – each part of the Allied Forces in World War II,
D. The Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were culturally and politically diverse nations,
E. Each one a nation with cultural and political diversity, the Allied Forces in World War II – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – were


The answer is D
A SVA error
B SVA error
C is fragment as it does not have the main verb
D correct
E SVA error
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C. Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – each part of the Allied Forces in World War II, -- ed modifier united modifies War II. verb is missing.


Actually, that's not the case, because "united" acts as a verb instead of a modifier in option (C). Therefore, there are no grammatical errors in C, and IMO it does the best job maintaining the emphasis of the original.


Hi NicoleJaneway

C is wrong as it does not have the main verb
lets just analyse C

Culturally and politically diverse nations – France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States – each part of the Allied Forces in World War II, united in their common fight against Germany.

Now read the sentence above it does not give full meaning.For the sake of clarity if i remove extra information the error is clearly highlighted

Culturally and politically diverse nations united in their common fight against Germany

The above sentence would be correct if some more information is going to come after the above sentence but here that is not the case .
So we need a main verb to complete the above sentence .Also note that united is a state or a condition
If we have sentence such as Culturally and politically diverse nations united to fight against their common Germany
United is acting as a verb .

So we need a main verb to completely express the idea in the main sentence .
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