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For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual, used to invoke rain and guarantee a successful harvest.
(A) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual
(B) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are an important ritual
(C) For a Romanian Farmer, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual
(D) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are important rituals
(E) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are important rituals

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1. S-V agreement issue - B and D are out "called paparadus" is a mod. of rain dances, so our main verb is "are"

2. Ritual(s) in my opinion it should be singular - rain dances are only "one" type of ritual so E is out

3. Article "a" Romanian farmer(s) - not sure about this one but my guts said Romanian farmer because we have rain dances so both are parallel so C is out

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For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual, used to invoke rain and guarantee a successful harvest.
(A) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual
(B) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are an important ritual
(C) For a Romanian Farmer, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual
(D) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are important rituals
(E) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are important rituals


"rain dances" agrees with "are", so eliminate B, D.

"rain dances" is plural, so "an important ritual" should be "important rituals". Hence E.
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New post 29 Aug 2017, 22:51
elegantm wrote:
For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual, used to invoke rain and guarantee a successful harvest.
(A) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual
(B) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are an important ritual
(C) For a Romanian Farmer, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual
(D) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are important rituals
(E) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are important rituals



rain dances as a whole is one ritual not multiple rituals,,,hence ritual is the right word...A,B and C remain
since the ritual is not specific to a farmer and genrally to a community as a whole
A shud be the best choice..
awaiting expert opinion though...
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elegantm wrote:
For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual, used to invoke rain and guarantee a successful harvest.
(A) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual
(B) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are an important ritual
(C) For a Romanian Farmer, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual
(D) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are important rituals
(E) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are important rituals



rain dances as a whole is one ritual not multiple rituals,,,hence ritual is the right word...A,B and C remain
since the ritual is not specific to a farmer and genrally to a community as a whole
A shud be the best choice..
awaiting expert opinion though...


i agree that the rain dances as a whole are a ritual. should be A
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Agree , it must be A.. Rain dances are taken as whole ..
need explanation on A and E ...
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For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual, used to invoke rain and guarantee a successful harvest.
(A) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual
(B) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are an important ritual
(C) For a Romanian Farmer, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual
(D) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are important rituals
(E) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are important rituals


A) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual -->rain dances are important rituals (correct) rain dances are an important ritual is wrong.
(B) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are an important ritual --> Subject Verb issue
(C) For a Romanian Farmer, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual -- >a romanaian is wrong, we are talking abt romanian farmers as a group
(D) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are important rituals --- >Subject Verb issue
(E) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are important rituals --> correct
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How do we know if we need to consider 'rain dances' as a single ritual or rituals ???
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New post 25 Dec 2018, 09:03
Only option E is correct because 'rain dances' and 'rituals' are both plural.
Other options are wrong as either is singular or plural but not both
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For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual, used to invoke rain and guarantee a successful harvest.
(A) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual--> wrong: plural + are + singular
(B) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are an important ritual --> wrong: singular + are + singular
(C) For a Romanian Farmer, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual --> wrong: plural + are + singular
(D) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are important rituals --> wrong: singular + are + plural
(E) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are important rituals --> correct: plural + are + plural
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For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual, used to invoke rain and guarantee a successful harvest.
(A) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual
(B) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are an important ritual
(C) For a Romanian Farmer, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual
(D) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are important rituals
(E) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are important rituals

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The subject, rain dances, is plural, so all referring nouns should also be plural. The name of the dance is plural (paparudas), but the word ritual is singular. It must match the plural referents. Choice (D) makes this correction, but changes the subject to a singular noun, thus it is incorrect. Choice
(E)
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For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual, used to invoke rain and guarantee a successful harvest.

(A) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual
(B) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are an important ritual
(C) For a Romanian Farmer, rain dances called paparadus are an important ritual
(D) For Romanian Farmers, a rain dance called paparadus are important rituals
(E) For Romanian Farmers, rain dances called paparadus are important rituals


Correct Answer must be (E) for the highlighted reasons with other options highlighted in Red.
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New post 21 Apr 2019, 14:02
SV Agreement.

Farmers, rain dances, important rituals, all plural. Use elimination to decide
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