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# In Newtonian laws of motion, there is a condition and it's

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In Newtonian laws of motion, there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion.
A) there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

B) there is a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

C) there are a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

D) there are a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

E) there has been a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

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24 Jun 2006, 00:16
a condition: bodies at rest
its converse: bodies in motion

hence, C
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24 Jun 2006, 01:51
'C' it is.

In Newtonian laws of motion, there are a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion
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24 Jun 2006, 03:55
"are a condition and its condition" seems incorrect

shouldnt the verb be "is"

a condition looks singular to me
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24 Jun 2006, 04:00
B looks good.

The subject is 'condition', which is singular. The verb must be singular as well.
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12 Jul 2006, 06:29
B. can we have the OA or have some more discussion on this to arrive at the right answer.
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12 Jul 2006, 08:47
I will go with C.

trying to form similar simple sentence,

B says : In the lake, there is a boat and its sailor.

now, "In the lake, there is a boat" feels complete and after the "and" you don't expect another quantity

C says : In the lake, there are a boat and its sailor.

"In the lake, there are" - you expect plural/multiple objects after are ie
In the lake there are boats ...or In the lake there are x and y.
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12 Jul 2006, 22:36
It`s hands down (B).

There is + singular.

There are + plural.

There is a bat and a ball in the closet.

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12 Jul 2006, 23:13
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In Newtonian laws of motion, there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion.
A) there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion
B) there is a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion
C) there are a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion
D) there are a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion
E) there has been a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

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Good question.

I am taking B.
We need Singular Noun "a condition" after "is"

Ex-
1. There is a free lunch and dinner in tomorrow's party.
2. There is a king and his army standing on the battle field.

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13 Jul 2006, 17:58
B

I think if the verb is preceded by the subject then we must use according to first subject. But if the verb is used after the compound subject then we must use plural verb.

Example:
When verb is before: Sentence above

When verb is after: A condition and its converse are the main focus of the Newton's first law.

Both: There is a condition and its converse that are the main focus of the Newton's first law.

Am I right guys?
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13 Jul 2006, 18:30
foolz_rulz wrote:
In Newtonian laws of motion, there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion.
A) there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

B) there is a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

C) there are a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

D) there are a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

E) there has been a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

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this is definitely a strange question.

intially i also went for B but when i re-thought about the second part (there is a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion) B seemed incomplete for me.

only C looks good though it is very unusal.
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13 Jul 2006, 18:53
C,D - 'are' is wrong as we're referring only to one of the laws of motion

E - 'has been' perefect tense not required

A - it's is wrong --> should use its

B is best.
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15 Jul 2006, 16:32
foolz_rulz wrote:
In Newtonian laws of motion, there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion.
A) there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

B) there is a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

C) there are a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

D) there are a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

E) there has been a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

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C.
Consider the following sentence:-

Jack and Jill are at the bus stop.
At the bus stop are Jack and Jill.

The above are correct. Note that the conjunction 'and' when placed between 2 subjects forms a compound subject, which is plural.
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16 Jul 2006, 21:53
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foolz_rulz wrote:
In Newtonian laws of motion, there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion.
A) there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

B) there is a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

C) there are a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

D) there are a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

E) there has been a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

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C.
Consider the following sentence:-

Jack and Jill are at the bus stop.
At the bus stop are Jack and Jill.

The above are correct. Note that the conjunction 'and' when placed between 2 subjects forms a compound subject, which is plural.

Is it correct to say:

At the bus stop is Jack and his sister.

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16 Jul 2006, 22:55
b14kumar wrote:
Futuristic wrote:
foolz_rulz wrote:
In Newtonian laws of motion, there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion.
A) there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

B) there is a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

C) there are a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

D) there are a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

E) there has been a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

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C.
Consider the following sentence:-

Jack and Jill are at the bus stop.
At the bus stop are Jack and Jill.

The above are correct. Note that the conjunction 'and' when placed between 2 subjects forms a compound subject, which is plural.

Is it correct to say:

At the bus stop is Jack and his sister.

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Nope. Actually the example I gave is very similar to what you will find in the MGMAT SC guide.
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17 Jul 2006, 00:26
Futuristic wrote:
b14kumar wrote:
Futuristic wrote:
foolz_rulz wrote:
In Newtonian laws of motion, there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion.
A) there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

B) there is a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

C) there are a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

D) there are a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

E) there has been a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

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C.
Consider the following sentence:-

Jack and Jill are at the bus stop.
At the bus stop are Jack and Jill.

The above are correct. Note that the conjunction 'and' when placed between 2 subjects forms a compound subject, which is plural.

Is it correct to say:

At the bus stop is Jack and his sister.

Regards,
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Nope. Actually the example I gave is very similar to what you will find in the MGMAT SC guide.

Then what about "there is Jack and his sister at the bus stop"??
or
"there are jack and his sister at the bus stop"??

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19 Jul 2006, 06:50
plural subject then we need there are and we need then the possessive pronoun its rathes that it's then correct answear is C
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19 Jul 2006, 08:44
foolz_rulz wrote:
In Newtonian laws of motion, there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion.
A) there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

B) there is a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

C) there are a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

D) there are a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

E) there has been a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

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My choice is B

This one is really confusing -

From what I know, when in compound subjects the nominatives are joined by a coordinating conjunction such as "and, but" etc. the overall sentence subject is USUALLY Plural and should take a plural verb. However when the compound nominatives (subjects) essentially reference the same concept, the verb is singular.

For example - His friend and mentor was nominated for the award.
Friend and mentor being the same person

I think "a condition and its converse" essentially point to the same thing -viz a CONDITION governing the laws of motion.

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19 Jul 2006, 08:52
A) there is a condition and it's converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

B) there is a condition and its converse regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion

"its" is a possessive pronoun which means the conditions inverse.

"it's" is an abbreviation for it is

The rest are not grammatically correct.

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19 Jul 2006, 11:27
pretty thought provoking question. What's the OA?
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