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# His dog,along with his cat and goldfish,prevent him from

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His dog,along with his cat and goldfish,prevent him from [#permalink]

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27 Oct 2007, 19:23
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His dog,along with his cat and goldfish,prevent him from taking long trips.
(a) along with his cat and goldfish,prevent
(b) as well as his cat and goldfish, prevent
(c) in addition to his cat and goldfish, are preventing
(d) together with his cat and goldfish, were preventing
(e) accompanied by his cat and goldfish, prevent
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Re: SC- Prepositions that connect [#permalink]

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27 Oct 2007, 23:16
Beyond700 wrote:
His dog,along with his cat and goldfish,prevent him from taking long trips.

(b) as well as his cat and goldfish, prevent
(c) in addition to his cat and goldfish, are preventing
(d) together with his cat and goldfish, were preventing
(e) accompanied by his cat and goldfish, prevent

B. As well as his cat sounds better than Along with his cat....
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Re: SC- Prepositions that connect [#permalink]

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28 Oct 2007, 23:46
BoneyM wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
His dog,along with his cat and goldfish,prevent him from taking long trips.

(b) as well as his cat and goldfish, prevent
(c) in addition to his cat and goldfish, are preventing
(d) together with his cat and goldfish, were preventing
(e) accompanied by his cat and goldfish, prevent

is there any typo?

i see none of them correct.

I agree. B cannot be correct: as well as his cat and goldfish, prevent...

should be prevents. his dog, ...., prevents... only and can make singular subjects have a plurarl verb.
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Re: SC- Prepositions that connect [#permalink]

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29 Oct 2007, 01:35
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
BoneyM wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
His dog,along with his cat and goldfish,prevent him from taking long trips.

(b) as well as his cat and goldfish, prevent
(c) in addition to his cat and goldfish, are preventing
(d) together with his cat and goldfish, were preventing
(e) accompanied by his cat and goldfish, prevent

is there any typo?

i see none of them correct.

I agree. B cannot be correct: as well as his cat and goldfish, prevent...

should be prevents. his dog, ...., prevents... only and can make singular subjects have a plurarl verb.

none of the choices is correct...it should be "prevents"
a "collective subject" can only be linked by the word "and" and nothing
else...."as well as", "in addition", "together with" are not allow to link nouns to form collective subject (Rules from PR Grammer Smart)
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Re: SC- Prepositions that connect [#permalink]

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29 Oct 2007, 16:42
garyxb wrote:
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
BoneyM wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
His dog,along with his cat and goldfish,prevent him from taking long trips.

(b) as well as his cat and goldfish, prevent
(c) in addition to his cat and goldfish, are preventing
(d) together with his cat and goldfish, were preventing
(e) accompanied by his cat and goldfish, prevent

is there any typo?

i see none of them correct.

I agree. B cannot be correct: as well as his cat and goldfish, prevent...

should be prevents. his dog, ...., prevents... only and can make singular subjects have a plurarl verb.

none of the choices is correct...it should be "prevents"
a "collective subject" can only be linked by the word "and" and nothing
else...."as well as", "in addition", "together with" are not allow to link nouns to form collective subject (Rules from PR Grammer Smart)

sorry, just trying to correct myself...

Its "Compound Subject", not "collective subject"....it was a little late at night when I posted....my brain wasn't working right....
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Re: SC- Prepositions that connect [#permalink]

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30 Oct 2007, 06:32
garyxb wrote:
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
BoneyM wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
His dog,along with his cat and goldfish,prevent him from taking long trips.

(b) as well as his cat and goldfish, prevent
(c) in addition to his cat and goldfish, are preventing
(d) together with his cat and goldfish, were preventing
(e) accompanied by his cat and goldfish, prevent

is there any typo?

i see none of them correct.

I agree. B cannot be correct: as well as his cat and goldfish, prevent...

should be prevents. his dog, ...., prevents... only and can make singular subjects have a plurarl verb.

none of the choices is correct...it should be "prevents"
a "collective subject" can only be linked by the word "and" and nothing
else...."as well as", "in addition", "together with" are not allow to link nouns to form collective subject (Rules from PR Grammer Smart)

Apologies. There is definitely a typo error.

(b) as well as his cat and goldfish, preventS.

And the answer is 'B' for the reasons quoted above.
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Re: SC- Prepositions that connect [#permalink]

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30 Oct 2007, 09:08
His dog,along with his cat and goldfish,prevent him from taking long trips.

(b) as well as his cat and goldfish, prevent
[Incorrect - Singular subject because of as well as]
(c) in addition to his cat and goldfish, are preventing
[Incorrect - Singular subject because of in addition to]
(d) together with his cat and goldfish, were preventing
[Correct - Plural subject]
(e) accompanied by his cat and goldfish, prevent
[Incorrect - Singular subject because of accompanied by]

I did not know that "together with" affects the similar way as others do and therefore chose D that is for sure a wrong answer
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Re: His dog,along with his cat and goldfish,prevent him from [#permalink]

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12 Sep 2013, 05:59
His dog,along with his cat and goldfish,prevent him from taking long trips.
(a) along with his cat and goldfish,prevent - Subject "Dog" is singular, so we can't use plural verb "Prevent". Thus Incorrect
(b) as well as his cat and goldfish, prevent - Correct
(c) in addition to his cat and goldfish, are preventing - Subject "Dog" is singular, so we can't use plural verb "are". Thus Incorrect
(d) together with his cat and goldfish, were preventing - Subject "Dog" is singular, so we can't use plural verb "were". Thus Incorrect
(e) accompanied by his cat and goldfish, prevent - Subject "Dog" is singular, so we can't use plural verb "Prevent". Thus Incorrect
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Re: His dog,along with his cat and goldfish,prevent him from [#permalink]

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23 Sep 2013, 07:44
Beyond700 wrote:
His dog,along with his cat and goldfish,prevent him from taking long trips.
(a) along with his cat and goldfish,prevent
(b) as well as his cat and goldfish, prevent
(c) in addition to his cat and goldfish, are preventing
(d) together with his cat and goldfish, were preventing
(e) accompanied by his cat and goldfish, prevent

Was the question correct? Is OA in fact B?

Also remember the ADDITIVE PHRASES (eg. Along with, in addition to, including, as well as) DO NOT form compound subjects.
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