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Can anyone please give a proper explanation on why A is wrong grammatically
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New post 25 Apr 2018, 19:36
i read somewhere
'A mix of different liquids' is plural why not combination of six different measures is plural
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Despite the increasing popularity among financial analysts of "operating cash flow" as a measure of a company's viability, a combination of six more conventional measures has been shown to be more accurate to predict business failure.

(A)has been shown to be more accurate to predict business failure

(B)has been shown to predict business failure more accurately

(C)were shown to be more accurate to predict business failure

(D)have been shown to more accurately predict business failure

(E)have been shown to predict business failure more accurately

I wonder why choice A is incorrect. Thank you
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IMO - the subject is a combination. So the vern should agree in numbers. “Has been” is correct.


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Right sv pair is used in A and B.

(A)has been shown to be more accurate to predict business failure --- meaning is definitely not what is expected. These measures are shown in such a way that they become more accurate and now they can predict business failure.

(B)has been shown to predict business failure more accurately --- meaning measures are already shown and that is done to predict business failure more accurately.

I think B is what we needed.

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nktmehra02 In your example, "a mix" would be the subject, so it's singular.
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A uses- more accurate to predict...
This sentence is kind of incomplete.Sentence would be better if A includes "than to" usage and extend the sentence so as to make complete meaning.

B - "more" is bind with "accurately" here.
Sentence makes complete sense and doesn't require anything additional to convey meaning.

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New post 10 Jul 2018, 08:35
hi experts, I'm really lost regarding the plural and singluar of composed subjects can you please clarify ? many many thanks.

for me a number of people ( plural)
the number of people ( singular)

do you confirm ?

so for me a combination of measures is plural
the combination of measures is singular

therefore this OA is confusing me maybe wrong knowledge :)
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New post 23 Jul 2018, 02:03
Hope your preparation is going well.
As we can see that the subject of the sentence is a combination which is singular in nature and the verb used is plural in choices C, D and E. Hence we can eliminate choices C, D and E very easily.
We have two choices remaining now
Choice A has an awkward sentence construction.
In choice B, adverb accurately rightly modifies predict. Correct answer.
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