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During the economic recession of of 2008-09, insurance companies

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During the economic recession of 2008-09, insurance companies incurred substantial losses marketing elaborate insurance products that, due to a decline in consumer interest in complex insurance products, were never sold.

A- interest in complex insurance products, were never
B- interest in complex insurance products, never was
C- interest, the complex insurance products, was never
D- interest in complex insurance products, the products were never
E- interest, they were never
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insurance products that were never sold
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During the economic recession of 2008-09, insurance companies incurred substantial losses marketing elaborate insurance products that, due to a decline in consumer interest in complex insurance products, were never sold.

A- interest in complex insurance products, were never
CORRECT

B- interest in complex insurance products, never was
Plural verb "WERE" should be used for plural noun "PRODUCTS". Hence Incorrect.

C- interest, the complex insurance products, was never
INTEREST was not a PRODUCT per se. Plural verb "WERE" should be used for plural noun "PRODUCTS". Hence Incorrect.

D- interest in complex insurance products, the products were never
There is no need to use "The products" again since THAT is already mentioned in non-underlined portion. Hence Incorrect.

E- interest, they were never[/quote]
Interest in WHAT????? Use of THEY leads to RUN-ON. Hence Incorrect.
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Products is plural so we need ‘were’.

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During the economic recession of 2008-09, insurance companies incurred substantial losses marketing elaborate insurance products that, due to a decline in consumer interest in complex insurance products, were never sold.

A- interest in complex insurance products, were never
B- interest in complex insurance products, never was
C- interest, the complex insurance products, was never
D- interest in complex insurance products, the products were never
E- interest, they were never



How do we know that 'were' is used for Products only?

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Products is plural so we need ‘were’.

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Can u help me with my query?
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akshayk wrote:
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Products is plural so we need ‘were’.

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Can u help me with my query?
i have asked above


During the economic recession of 2008-09, insurance companies incurred substantial losses marketing elaborate insurance products that, due to a decline in consumer interest in complex insurance products, were never sold.

The word 'that' after products signals that more information about 'products' is going to follow. In other words 'that' here is acting as a modifier.
And since 'products' is plural, we need a plural verb 'were' to follow to make grammatical sense.

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