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# Each of the sales people that were retained after the

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18 Jul 2019, 09:17
A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.
B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is.
C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.
D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is.
E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are.

Both Each and any other requires singular pronoun . A,C,E eliminated.
Between B and D.
After the company was acquired gives a specific time had been requires two past actions.
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18 Jul 2019, 09:18
IMO D

A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are. - ”any of the other sales team members are” is wrong, it should be “any of the other sales team members is”, as “any” is singular form,

B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is. - “had been” is not required here, as the time marker “after” is already present, so the use of “had been” seems redundant

C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are. - Plural form “are’ cannot address singular “Each”. ”any of the other sales team members are” is wrong, it should be “is”, as “any” is singular form. Also “had been” is not required here, as the time marker “after” is already present, so the use of “had been” seems redundant

D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is. - Correct

E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are. - Plural form “are’ cannot address singular “Each”. Also ”any other sales team member are” is wrong, it should be “any other sales team member is”, as “any” is singular form
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18 Jul 2019, 09:18
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Subject verb pairs 1) Each of the sales people - is Correct
2) that (People) - were retained Correct
3)the company - was acquired Correct
4)any of the other sales team members - are (SANAM pronouns depends on the context of the sentence) Correct other members - plural.

A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are. - Correct, Refer above for SV identification
B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is - Incorrect, needs "are"
C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are. - Incorrect, needs singular verb "is"
D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is - Incorrect, needs are
E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are. Incorrect, needs singular verb "is"

IMO A
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18 Jul 2019, 09:30
The word "Each" is singular and it needs a singular verb such as "was"

A. Each... were... (Incorrect)
C. Each... were... (Incorrect)
E. Each... were... (Incorrect)

Thus, answer choice A,C and E were eliminated based on that.

"B" used wrong verb tense "had", thus Incorrect

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Points to consider before elimination:

i) Each of Xs that (PLURAL) (SINGULAR). => Agreement as per coloration

ii) Any of Xs (VERB) => VERB for any depends on what follows of

So this is the structure we should look for.

Based on point 1 (blue color) agreement and Point 2 eliminate B and D.
the verb after that should be WERE and after MEMBERS should be ARE
Remaining is A, C and E.
Based on Point 1 :
C. Each <blah blah> ARE WRONG
E. Each <blah blah> ARE WORNG

Left one is A.

Also, there is an introduction of HAD BEEN. Either is fine HAD BEEN/WAS because we are given the indication AFTER, clearing the sequence of events.

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18 Jul 2019, 09:44
Each of the sales people that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

"Each of the salespeople" is singular since "each" is going first. Thus A, C, and E are out.
Next, we have a tense question.
in D we have the wrong parallelism
And thus the best answer is B

A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.
B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is.
C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.
D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is.
E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are.

IMO B
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18 Jul 2019, 09:52
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Tricks, traps and many other bad things are going on here

1) Each of the sales people - requires singular verb as the subject is "Each"
2) Each of the sales people that - requires plural verb, because "that" changes everything and now the subject is people

Eliminate instantly every option that uses singular verb that follows "that" (B and D)

A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.
I like this one.
1) "that were" correctly agrees with singular people
2) "is" summoned confusion on me but I think it's quite correct, If we extract "That" modification, we are left with "Each of the salespeople is more likely to receive a promotion..." seems corrects to me
3) "sales team members are" S+V correct agreement
4) "any of the other sales" I cant bet on this, but I have to mention that underlined "of the" is required

C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.
1) "had been acquired" past perfect is not required as we use "after", which clearly indicates the time sequence, it's not incorrect but we can use past simple
2) "are" is incorrect, without "that" modifier we still have Each as a subject which requires singular verb

E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are.

1) "Are" is incorrect, as in option C
2) Imo Instead of "any other" we need "any of the other"
3) "member are" this is definitely incorrect

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18 Jul 2019, 10:00
Using POE to choose the best answer:

Each of the sales people that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are. - "were retained" is wrong as each of the salespeople means the singular verb form "was" will be used here. A is incorrect.
B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is. - "Was" is correctly used instead of were, option alters the end from "any of the other sales team members are" to "any other sales team member is" is still correct verb form usage because member is singular here. B is looking like a good candidate and is being "retained"
C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are. - The "were" problem resurfaces again, Let's lose C.
D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is. - Was is correctly used before retained instead of were, this one is very similar to B except for the very subtle "is" at the end there, now it says that x is more likely to get y than any of the other members are, but uses is, the singular verb form instead, very sneaky!, we can eliminate D on this basis.
E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are. - The were is here again and lets just agree its wrong without getting into it all over again. We should use "is" instead of are at the end because sales team member is singular. Remove E

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IMO-A

This question test SV Agreement

Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are. ------Each of the salesperson.......is (SV Agreement)

"That" refer to salespeople --- Verb --were (SV Agreement)

A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.-----Correct-----(Each...is), (Salesperson ..were)--Ok

B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is..----Incorrect-------SV Error, (Salesperson...were) correct

C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are..----Incorrect-------SV agreement Error---(Each of the salespeople ......is) correct......

D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is..----Incorrect-------SV Error, (Salesperson...were) correct

E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are.----Incorrect------SV agreement Error----(Each of the salespeople ......is) correct......

Originally posted by MayankSingh on 18 Jul 2019, 10:19.
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Each of the sales people that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

Let us analyze this Sentence Correction (SC) question, and try to identify which answer is correct:
A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are. - Here, the word "the" in boldface before "other" is redundant as it is spoken about other sales team members in general, not any particular team members. Even though it is accepted sometimes to use the word "any" with plural verbs, in ideal it would be better to use it with a singular mode verbs. Incorrect
B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is. - Here, past perfect tense is correctly used as the company was acquired first, and then the salespeople were retained. In addition, here "other sales team members" is used correctly and does not carry additional "the" article. Correct
C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are. - While this option might seem tempting, here "the" in boldface is used with the word "other" incorrectly. Incorrect
D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is. - In this option, "the" in boldface is used with the word "other" incorrectly as in previous versions. Incorrect
E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are. - In this option, the word "are" in boldface actually refers to the word "each" and needs to be in singular form. Incorrect

Originally posted by RusskiyLev on 18 Jul 2019, 10:20.
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Each of the sales people that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

Each of the sales people.........is / are more likely to receive a promotion
Each is the subject of the sentence , hence, requires singular verb 'is' - eliminate C & E

Each ...is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is / are
the subject of is/are is sales team member , which is plural , hence correct verb is 'are' - eliminate B & D

after the company was / had been acquired
there no intend to show sequencial events from the past so 'had been' is not needed... 'was' is correct - eliminate B & C

Sales people that were / was retained
subject is sales people - plural - hence 'were' is correct - eliminate B & C

A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.
B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is.
C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.
D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is.
E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are.

A has all correct forms, and hence is the answer!
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Each of the sales people that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

Sentence must follow:
1. Subject-verb agreement: Each of the salespeople that was retained
2. Subject-verb agreement: Each of the salespeople .... is more likely
3. Subject-verb agreement: any of the other sales team members is
4. Parallel construction: Each of the salespeople .... is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is

A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is.
salespeople that was retained, had been acquired are incorrect

C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.
Incorrect

D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is.

E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are.

IMO D
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Each of the sales people that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are. --> correct
B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is. --> "salespeople" is plural, so "that were" should be used
C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are. --> "each of the salespeople" is singular, so "each of the salespeople is" should be used
D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is. --> same as B
E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are. --> same as C
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Each of the sales people that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.
B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is.
C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.
D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is.
E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are.

meaning is direct, a comparison statement
analysis: each when subject then it is singular, so accordingly we should handle

Each (s1- singular) of the salespeople that (s2-plural) were(v2- plural) retained after the company was acquired is(v1- singular) more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

POE:
A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are. ( subject verb matches so lets come back later)

B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is.
( subject verb ( that was ie plural subject s2 singular verb v2) mismatches)
C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.
( subject verb ( each and are ie singular subject s1 plural verb v1) mismatches)
D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is.
( subject verb ( that was ie plural subject s2 singular verb v2) mismatches)
E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are.
( subject verb ( each and are ie singular subject s1 plural verb v1) mismatches)

so the remaining A which perfectly matches in subject verb is the answer

Ans is A
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A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is. Wrong comparison

C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is. Correct

E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are.

Each of the salespeople was is correct. So, A,C,E gone.

D is correct.
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Here the best part is that the sentence is totally underlined giving a freedom(flexibility) of thought though carefully.
IMO Answer is (A). Check below S-V Agreement in color coded parts(wrong ones Strikethrough).

Each of the sales people that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are. -
B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is.
C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.
D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is.
E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are.

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Each of the sales people that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

Analysis:
EACH... IS
SALES PEOPLE .... WERE
MEMBERS.... ARE

Options prefixed with X are discarded.

A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.
>> THIS IS CORRECT. Looks fine on first read. each agrees with is, people agree with were, and members agree with are. Lets still review the other options.

XB. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is.
>>Sales people does not agree with WAS. Must be WERE. This is Discarded. Dont need to check for other mistakes.

XC. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.
>>Each does not agree with ARE. Must be IS. This is Discarded. Dont need to check for other mistakes.

XD. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is.
>>Sales people does not agree with WAS. Must be WERE. This is Discarded. Dont need to check for other mistakes.

XE. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are.
>>Each does not agree with ARE. Must be IS. This is Discarded. Dont need to check for other mistakes.

We may be distracted by use of HAD BEEN vs WAS... but other mistakes are sufficient to discard the incorrect options.

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Each of the sales people that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.Incorrect.Whenever in a sentence"each " is used ,it stresses on individual member in a group and verb I that of singular subject form.Hence verb should be "was".Also usage of "more likely than any of" is wrong."Than" should be immediately followed by the element of comparison.Also the verb "are" at the end is wrong.It should be "is" .

B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is.Correct.All the error discussed above are corrected in this.

C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.Incorrect.Same errors as discussed in option A.

D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is.Incorrect.Verb for each is corrected but usage of "any of the other " is wrong.

E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are.Incorrect.Verb for each is wrong.It should be for singular subject 'Each of the salesperson' and should be ' was ".Also usage of " members are" is wrong,it should be "members is".
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Each of the sales people that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

(1) "Each of the salespeople" is singular. So A, C & D can be eliminated. (SVA error.)

A. Each of the sales people that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are.

E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are.

Between B & D :

"had been acquired" is correct. Since both actions are from the past, for that we need past perfect tense to show which action happened first. So, B is the correct answer.

D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is..........................Can be eliminated (Because of Tense error.)

B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is......................Correct Answer.

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A. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are. --> Correct. There are no Subject-Verb errors here. Also note that here use of simple past tense instead of past perfect tense for the earlier events is allowed as the word 'after' in the sentence provides clear sequencing.

B. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company had been acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member is. --> Incorrect. Subject - Verb error. 'that' here refers to the salespeople and hence should have a plural verb.

C. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company had been acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members are. --> Incorrect. Subject - Verb error. The are in 'had been acquired are' refers to 'Each of the salespeople' and hence should be singular.

D. Each of the salespeople that was retained after the company was acquired is more likely to receive a promotion than any of the other sales team members is. --> Incorrect. Subject - Verb error. 'that' here refers to the salespeople and hence should have a plural verb.

E. Each of the salespeople that were retained after the company was acquired are more likely to receive a promotion than any other sales team member are. --> Incorrect. Subject - Verb error. The are in 'was acquired are' refers to 'Each of the salespeople' and hence should be singular.
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