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# His efforts to learn scuba diving, a major goal Bob had

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09 May 2017, 00:57
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His efforts to learn scuba diving, a major goal Bob had set for himself for the coming year, has not significantly begun, seeing as how his fear of claustrophobia is triggered anytime he is underwater.

(A) has not successfully begun, seeing as how
(B) have not successfully begun, seeing as how
(C) have not been successful because
(D) has not been successful because
(E) have not yet met with success, on account of

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09 May 2017, 01:00
C- Efforts have not been successful makes best sense instead of efforts have not successfully begun.

Also no sv agreement in case of of option A, D (efforts -plural, has- singular)

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His efforts to learn scuba diving, a major goal Bob had set for himself for the coming year, has not significantly begun, seeing as how his fear of claustrophobia is triggered anytime he is underwater.

(A) has not successfully begun, seeing as how (Efforts are plural)
(B) have not successfully begun, seeing as how (Seeing as wrongly modifies his efforts)
(C) have not been successful because (Correct)
(D) has not been successful because (Same as A)
(E) have not yet met with success, on account of (Wordy)

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09 May 2017, 02:29
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His efforts to learn scuba diving, a major goal Bob had set for himself for the coming year, has not significantly begun, seeing as how his fear of claustrophobia is triggered anytime he is underwater.

(A) has not successfully begun, seeing as how
(B) have not successfully begun, seeing as how
(C) have not been successful because
(D) has not been successful because
(E) have not yet met with success, on account of

The plural Subject efforts must be supported with plural verb have.

Answer choice C clearly conveys the meaning and eliminate the subject verb Error.

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26 Feb 2019, 02:52
rohan2345 wrote:
His efforts to learn scuba diving, a major goal Bob had set for himself for the coming year, has not significantly begun, seeing as how his fear of claustrophobia is triggered anytime he is underwater.

(A) has not successfully begun, seeing as how
(B) have not successfully begun, seeing as how
(C) have not been successful because
(D) has not been successful because
(E) have not yet met with success, on account of

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

C. The underlined portion of this sentence-correction question has problems with agreement and rhetorical construction. The plural subject efforts doesn’t work with the singular verb has. Because you find an error, you automatically eliminate Choice (A). Choice (D) doesn’t correct the agreement error. This leaves you with Choices (B), (C), and (E), all of which correct the agreement problem, but because is a better, clearer construction than seeing as how and on account of, so Choice (C) is the best answer.
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