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In different countries, crimes of passion inevitably fall into different categories of punishability; however, it is widely accepted in the Western World that murders of passion carries greater severity than manslaughter but are not as severe as premeditated murder.

A) that murders of passion carries greater severity than manslaughter but are not as severe as premeditated murder
B) that if murders of passion carry greater severity, then manslaughter are not as severe as premeditated murder
C) that murders of passion are less severe than premeditated murder but are more severe than manslaughter
D) that murders of passion carry greater severity than manslaughter but is not as severe as premeditated murder
E) that there is a consensus regarding murders of passion being of greater severity than manslaughter but not being as severe as premeditated murder

Hi, I found this OA hard to spot. Can anyone explain this for me, please.
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In the end, this one comes down to subject + verb agreement. There are several elimination steps that are best shown through video. For simplicity, we'll just choose between C and D.

You have to keep in mind what the SUBJECT is. You have a phrase that begins with THAT -- which includes the entire answer choice.

"That murders of passion ARE X but ARE Y."

That's (C) - notice the use of plural verbs "ARE" to describe "murders".

Now, look at (D).
"That murders of passion CARRY X but IS not Y.

We cannot use a plural verb "carry" and use it in paralle with the singular verb "IS". Both comparison points of that sentence are referencing "murders of passion" as the subject -- and thus both verbs need to be plural. You can't have one verb be plural and another be singular when used in parallel.
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In different countries, crimes of passion inevitably fall into different categories of punishability; however, it is widely accepted in the Western World that murders of passion carries greater severity than manslaughter but are not as severe as premeditated murder.

A) that murders of passion carries greater severity than manslaughter but are not as severe as premeditated murder
B) that if murders of passion carry greater severity, then manslaughter are not as severe as premeditated murder
C) that murders of passion are less severe than premeditated murder but are more severe than manslaughter
D) that murders of passion carry greater severity than manslaughter but is not as severe as premeditated murder
E) that there is a consensus regarding murders of passion being of greater severity than manslaughter but not being as severe as premeditated murder wordy
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