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I would say "D" is the correct answer as the respective plural/singular endings are correct.

However, it seems there is something wrong with the original version of the sentence, seems like there are duplicated elements.

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You are absolutely right, edited. Thank you.

globaldesi wrote:
SajjadAhmad wrote:
Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan. are responsible for creating a marketable business plan

A. are responsible to create a marketable business plan
B. is responsible for creating a business plan that
C. is able to be marketed
D. is responsible for creating a marketable business plan
E. is responsible to create a marketable business plan


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I think are responsible for creating a marketable business plan is copied again in the main sentence or is the question correct?
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SajjadAhmad wrote:
Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan.

A. are responsible for creating a marketable business plan
B. are responsible to create a marketable business plan
C. is responsible for creating a business plan that is able to be marketed
D. is responsible for creating a marketable business plan
E. is responsible to create a marketable business plan


(A) and (B) can be rejected as there is S-V issue...

(C) is wordy

(E) Responsible to is idiomatically incorrect , hence rejected....

Thus, Correct Answer must be (D)
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Re: Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketab [#permalink]
SajjadAhmad wrote:
Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketable business plan.

A. are responsible for creating a marketable business plan
B. are responsible to create a marketable business plan
C. is responsible for creating a business plan that is able to be marketed
D. is responsible for creating a marketable business plan
E. is responsible to create a marketable business plan



Each ---> Hence, verb needs to be singular. 'is' will be correct - A & B eliminated.

E is eliminated as "for creating" is the apt usage here and not "to create" - "to create" usage is used when there is a 'purpose' behind the act.

For eg. Diversity is encouraged in schools [in order] to increase exposure.

Between C & D, C is awkward as well as distorts meaning slightly. Hence, D is the correct choice.
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Re: Each team of business students are responsible for creating a marketab [#permalink]
Meaning Analysis:
Each team of business students (subject) are (verb) responsible
for creating a marketable business plan.

so the sentence is saying that a team is responsible for creating a business plan and that plan should be marketable

Error analysis:

a) Subject verb pair: Each team of business students is a singular subject and will be taking singular verb. [note: SANAM rule: Some, Any, None, All and Many; they all take plural, other than them will mostly be singluar]

b) tense is ok, modifier ok, pronoun - none, other-none, parallel -none, idoim: correctly used "responsible for"

choice a and b can be eliminated due to s-v error
choice c is verbose, creating a plan that is able to be marketed is wordy and nonsensical
choice e has idiom error
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