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Each American, regardless of their ethnic background, is protected under the rights explicitly expressed in the Constitution.

a) Each American, regardless of their ethnic background, is
b) The ethnic backgrounds of each American is regarded as
c) All Americans, regardless of their ethnic background they have, are
d) Each American, regardless of his or her ethnic background, is
e) The ethnic background of all Americans is regarded to be

Want to know about "they have" in option (C). I want to know that C is grammatical or not. Interested in explanations expecially for C.

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D is the correct answer
C is gramatically incorrect "regardless of their ethnic backgroud" is awkward and wordy
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C is having a style error in that the use of both ‘their’ and ‘they have” in the same context is redundant. Some do not term style errors as grammatical errors.
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C is redundant.

IMO, C could be correct if there is not a better sentence.
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joshnsit wrote:
Each American, regardless of their ethnic background, is protected under the rights explicitly expressed in the Constitution.

a) Each American, regardless of their ethnic background, is
b) The ethnic backgrounds of each American is regarded as
c) All Americans, regardless of their ethnic background they have, are
d) Each American, regardless of his or her ethnic background, is
e) The ethnic background of all Americans is regarded to be

Want to know about "they have" in option (C). I want to know that C is grammatical or not. Interested in explanations expecially for C.

Not interested in OAs as I am providing that :wink:



C is wordy. GMAT prefers brevity.
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C is having a style error in that the use of both ‘their’ and ‘they have” in the same context is redundant. Some do not term style errors as grammatical errors.


Can I say that if I take their or "they have", still the sentence will be all valid?
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daagh wrote:
C is having a style error in that the use of both ‘their’ and ‘they have” in the same context is redundant. Some do not term style errors as grammatical errors.


Can I say that if I take their or "they have", still the sentence will be all valid?


Hi joshnit,
I believe your question is---what if (C) were like:
"All Americans, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds, are protected..."
Is this OK?

Well, (C) would still be wrong. It's better, but it's still wrong because the phrase "regardless of their ethnic backgrounds" implies "Americans" have multiple "ethnic backgrounds." This is technically NOT what you're trying to say.

What you're trying to say is that within the entire group of Americans--EACH INDIVIDUAL has a different ethnic background. You are NOT saying that Americans as a general group have many ethnic backgrounds.

You are saying that Americans are comprised of individuals who each have different ethnicities. Regardless of each individuals' ethnicity, Americans as a whole are protected XYZ.

So, no--(C) is still wrong even if you fix up some of the grammar issues mentioned earlier.

Only (D) correctly talks about INDIVIDUAL and how the ETHNICITY associated with each INDIVIDUAL (rather than AMERICANS as a whole) does not change the fact that EACH AMERICAN is protected under the rights expressed in the Constitution.
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I think I got your point and if I got it, then it a really good catch from you.
Just for confirmation, does this means that if I select "All Americans, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds, are protected..." as answer choice, then I would be saying that a singular American can have multiple ethnic backgrounds.

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daagh wrote:
C is having a style error in that the use of both ‘their’ and ‘they have” in the same context is redundant. Some do not term style errors as grammatical errors.


Can I say that if I take their or "they have", still the sentence will be all valid?


Hi joshnit,
I believe your question is---what if (C) were like:
"All Americans, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds, are protected..."
Is this OK?

Well, (C) would still be wrong. It's better, but it's still wrong because the phrase "regardless of their ethnic backgrounds" implies "Americans" have multiple "ethnic backgrounds." This is technically NOT what you're trying to say.

What you're trying to say is that within the entire group of Americans--EACH INDIVIDUAL has a different ethnic background. You are NOT saying that Americans as a general group have many ethnic backgrounds.

You are saying that Americans are comprised of individuals who each have different ethnicities. Regardless of each individuals' ethnicity, Americans as a whole are protected XYZ.

So, no--(C) is still wrong even if you fix up some of the grammar issues mentioned earlier.

Only (D) correctly talks about INDIVIDUAL and how the ETHNICITY associated with each INDIVIDUAL (rather than AMERICANS as a whole) does not change the fact that EACH AMERICAN is protected under the rights expressed in the Constitution.
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I think I got your point and if I got it, then it a really good catch from you.
Just for confirmation, does this means that if I select "All Americans, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds, are protected..." as answer choice, then I would be saying that a singular American can have multiple ethnic backgrounds.


Hi joshnit,
Yes, you would be implying each American has ethnic backgrounds (plural)--which is not what you are trying to say.
Hope that helps!
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[quote="joshnsit"]Each American, regardless of their ethnic background, is protected under the rights explicitly expressed in the Constitution.

a) Each American, regardless of their ethnic background, is
b) The ethnic backgrounds of each American is regarded as
c) All Americans, regardless of their ethnic background they have, are
d) Each American, regardless of his or her ethnic background, is
e) The ethnic background of all Americans is regarded to be
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Easy one. Each takes singular verb. Hence, the structure should be: Each - his or her - is.
Answer choice D matches - 25 seconds :D
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