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# Dr. Sayres lecture recounted several little-known episodes

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Dr. Sayre’s lecture recounted several little-known episodes in the relations between nations that illustrates what is wrong with alliances and treaties that do not have popular support.

(A) relations between nations that illustrates

(B) relation of one nation with another that illustrates

(C) relations between nations that illustrate

(D) relation of one nation with another and illustrate

(E) relations of nations that illustrates
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19 Mar 2008, 23:32
vscid wrote:
Dr. Sayre’s lecture recounted several little-known episodes in the relations between nations that illustrates what is wrong with alliances and treaties that do not have popular support.

(A) relations between nations that illustrates
(B) relation of one nation with another that illustrates
(C) relations between nations that illustrate
(D) relation of one nation with another and illustrate
(E) relations of nations that illustrates

B. ACE are out as there can be only one relation between nations (between nations means relation between 2 nations). D has verb problem. "Illustrate" in singular.
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20 Mar 2008, 00:48
Hi,
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what is it that illustrates? -the lecture or the episodes
think it is D
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20 Mar 2008, 01:01
that -> relation
D has subject verb agreement prob as GMATtiger mentioned
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20 Mar 2008, 01:05
vscid wrote:
Dr. Sayre’s lecture recounted several little-known episodes in the relations between nations that illustrates what is wrong with alliances and treaties that do not have popular support.

(A) relations between nations that illustrates

(B) relation of one nation with another that illustrates

(C) relations between nations that illustrate

(D) relation of one nation with another and illustrate

(E) relations of nations that illustrates

C.

A and E :"nations" and "illustrates" do not agree.
D: Dr. Sayre’s lecture recounted ...and illustrate, "recounted" and "illustrate" are not in parallelism.
B. awkward.
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20 Mar 2008, 04:17
perfectly agree.it is between x and y. and since subject is plural,verb should be plural,illistrate.I go with C.OA?Correct me if i am wrong please.
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20 Mar 2008, 08:56
BG wrote:
Hi,
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what is it that illustrates? -the lecture or the episodes
think it is D

this is ambiguous for me but has to choose one so chose B.
imo, "that" should refers to Dr. Sayre’s lecture, which is singular. so its "that illustrates".
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20 Mar 2008, 09:15
GMAT TIGER wrote:
BG wrote:
Hi,
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what is it that illustrates? -the lecture or the episodes
think it is D

this is ambiguous for me but has to choose one so chose B.
imo, "that" should refers to Dr. Sayre’s lecture, which is singular. so its "that illustrates".

Def. B...its relation which is singular and the word "And" in D is not right
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17 Apr 2008, 22:03
OA is B .

Although I didnt create this post, was looking for an explanation to the OA. Understand that relation should be singular, and hence B is the best fit
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18 Apr 2008, 04:09

Clear Subject Verb Disagreement here.

recounted episodes in XXX { Prepositional Phrase } that illustrate..

episodes - > plural
hence, verb illustrate shud be fine.. cannot be singular illustrates...

Can you please tell me the source.?

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18 Apr 2008, 05:00
"Dr. Sayre’s lecture" is the subject and hence "Illustrates" is the appropriate singular form. relation between is incorrect and most apt in choice B.
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