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# Having established that the rate of poverty, a major factor in the

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Having established that the rate of poverty, a major factor in the development of the country, have increased and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization has expressed a pessimistic outlook about the economic development in the upcoming years.

(A) have increased and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization has expressed a pessimistic outlook about the

(B) have increased and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization has expressed a pessimistic outlook about their

(C) has increased and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization have expressed a pessimistic outlook about the

(D) has increased and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization has expressed a pessimistic outlook about the

(E) and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization has expressed a pessimistic outlook about their

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Having established that the rate of poverty, a major factor in the development of the country, have increased and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization has expressed a pessimistic outlook about the economic development in the upcoming years.

(A) have increased and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization has expressed a pessimistic outlook about the
(rate of poverty is singular)
(B) have increased and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization has expressed a pessimistic outlook about their (same as A)

(C) has increased and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization have expressed a pessimistic outlook about the (state welfare organization requires singular verb)

(D) has increased and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization has expressed a pessimistic outlook about the
(correct)
(E) and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization has expressed a pessimistic outlook about their (Lack of main verb in the sentence)

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Having established that the rate of poverty, a major factor in the development of the country, have increased and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization has expressed a pessimistic outlook about the economic development in the upcoming years.

(A) have increased and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization has expressed a pessimistic outlook about the
Singular verb HAS should be used for singular subject RATE. Hence Incorrect

(B) have increased and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization has expressed a pessimistic outlook about their
Singular verb HAS should be used for singular subject RATE. Use of Plural pronoun THEIR for singular antecedent ORGANIZATION is incorrect. Hence Incorrect

(C) has increased and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization have expressed a pessimistic outlook about the
Singular verb HAS should be used for singular subject ORGANIZATION. Hence Incorrect

(D) has increased and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization has expressed a pessimistic outlook about the
CORRECT

(E) and will continue to increase, the state welfare organization has expressed a pessimistic outlook about their
Use of AND creates a FRAGMENTED sentence. Use of Plural pronoun THEIR for singular antecedent ORGANIZATION is incorrect.Hence Incorrect
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