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In 19th Century Rochester upper middle class woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies with pumice and lavender.

A. woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies
B. woman protected her skin while having her hair washed by covering her body
C. woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies
D. women protected her skin while having her hair washed by covering her body
E. women protected their skin while having her hair washed by covering her body
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In 19th Century Rochester upper middle class woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies with pumice and lavender.

A. woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies
B. woman protected her skin while having her hair washed by covering her body
C. woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies
D. women protected her skin while having her hair washed by covering her body
E. women protected their skin while having her hair washed by covering her body


This question tests singular/plural subject-pronoun relationship.
Most of the difference in the options is between woman/women .... their /her

So, if we use woman the pronoun must be singular and if we use women the corresponding pronoun must be plural.

A. woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies
woman ... their ... their.. their is wrong
B. woman protected her skin while having her hair washed by covering her body
seems correct but lets check other options
C. woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies
woman... their ... their..... their
D. women protected her skin while having her hair washed by covering her body
women... her ... her..her... is wrong
E. women protected their skin while having her hair washed by covering her body
women... their... her... her is wrong

Answer B
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Option (E).
The the subject should be plural as the sentence is referring to multiple objects. 'their', 'bodies' etc.

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Option (E).
The the subject should be plural as the sentence is referring to multiple objects. 'their', 'bodies' etc.

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Option (e) is wrong as the subject starts with a plural Noun Women goes on with a plural pronoun "their skin" but it then says "her hair" & "her body" which is a singular. SO its a mismatch.. Hope that helps...
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Yeah. You're right. I totally overlooked the next part. Thank you :)

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In 19th Century Rochester upper middle class woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies with pumice and lavender.

A. woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies
B. woman protected her skin while having her hair washed by covering her body
C. woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies
D. women protected her skin while having her hair washed by covering her body
E. women protected their skin while having her hair washed by covering her body

B is right .
Subject woman is singular so the verb pronoun her needs to be singular.

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In 19th Century Rochester upper middle class woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies with pumice and lavender.

A. woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies
B. woman protected her skin while having her hair washed by covering her body
C. woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies
D. women protected her skin while having her hair washed by covering her body
E. women protected their skin while having her hair washed by covering her body

B is right as it is a simple case of subject verb agreement .
Subject woman is singular so the verb her needs to be singular.


Her is a pronoun, not a verb... Please take a note of the same..
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In 19th Century Rochester upper middle class woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies with pumice and lavender.

A. woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies
B. woman protected her skin while having her hair washed by covering her body
C. woman protected their skin while having their hair washed by covering their bodies
D. women protected her skin while having her hair washed by covering her body
E. women protected their skin while having her hair washed by covering her body


options A and C are identical , these need to be corrected.
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Experts,

Shouldn't there be a comma after the 'In 19th century' in A.

Though A is the answer for obvious reasons. I would like to get more insight on the use of comma.

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