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Each of Joe Kennedy's sons—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—were comp

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Each of Joe Kennedy's sons—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—were competitive and confident boys, very different from the shy, demure women they fancied.
A. Each of Joe Kennedy's sons—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—were competitive and confident boys,
B. Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—each of them Joe Kennedy's sons—were competitive and confident boys,
C. Joe Kennedy's sons—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—were all competitive and confident boys,
D. Competitive and confident boys—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—each a son of Joe Kennedy, was
E. Competitive and confident boys—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—every one of Joe Kennedy's sons were

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Re: Each of Joe Kennedy's sons—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—were comp  [#permalink]

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New post 01 Nov 2018, 23:45
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Each of Joe Kennedy's sons—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—were competitive and confident boys, very different from the shy, demure women they fancied.
A. Each of Joe Kennedy's sons—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—were competitive and confident boys,
B. Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—each of them Joe Kennedy's sons—were competitive and confident boys,
C. Joe Kennedy's sons—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—were all competitive and confident boys,
D. Competitive and confident boys—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—each a son of Joe Kennedy, was
E. Competitive and confident boys—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—every one of Joe Kennedy's sons were



So,here is my approach to the above problem.

Each of--when acts as a subject --it will demand a singular verb

A.is out for Each --will not take plural verb were.

B. Not a good construction...X,Y,Z--each of them Z's ..I would prefer a more direct and concise way..Z's son - X,Y,Z
C.Looks fine..subject is Joe Kennedy sons takes plural verb were

D. again its Boys--was--Subject Verb agreement issue+ plus constrution issue..(as pointed in B)

E.Competitive and confident boys—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—every one of Joe Kennedy's sons were[/quote]
again construction issue..also its confusing whether we have


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Re: Each of Joe Kennedy's sons—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—were comp  [#permalink]

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Each of Joe Kennedy's sons—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—were competitive and confident boys,[/u] very different from the shy, demure women they fancied.
A. Each of Joe Kennedy's sons—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—were competitive and confident boys,(SV agreement error)
B. Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—each of them Joe Kennedy's sons—were competitive and confident boys,(pronoun them reference error)
C. Joe Kennedy's sons—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—were all competitive and confident boys,(correct)
D. Competitive and confident boys—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—each a son of Joe Kennedy, was(SV agreement error)
E. Competitive and confident boys—Joe Jr., Jack, Robert, and Teddy—every one of Joe Kennedy's sons were( SV agreement error)


Will go with choice C

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