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Indoor air pollution can threaten the health of closely confined farm

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New post 15 Nov 2019, 10:27
I managed to eliminate and come down to b and e.
Why will we choose impair and not impairs considering air pollution is singular entity
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New post 16 Nov 2019, 10:42
Bunuel,
Could you correct the answer choice E? I eliminated E for exactly the reason mentioned by Johnny99.
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Indoor air pollution can threaten the health of closely confined farm animals and the workers who tend them and perhaps as well impairs the quality of such farm products like eggs, poultry, and pork.

(A) perhaps as well impairs the quality of such farm products like
(B) perhaps as well impairs the quality of such farm products as
(C) perhaps also impairs the quality of such farm products like
(D) may also impair the quality of such farm products like
(E) may also impair the quality of such products as

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There's an error in copying the question from the source. Option E includes "such FARM products as" and not just "such products as". This is an important point, as one might otherwise eliminate "E" for the deletion of an essential part of the sentence.
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Bunuel,
Could you correct the answer choice E? I eliminated E for exactly the reason mentioned by Johnny99.
Thanks!

Johnny99 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Indoor air pollution can threaten the health of closely confined farm animals and the workers who tend them and perhaps as well impairs the quality of such farm products like eggs, poultry, and pork.

(A) perhaps as well impairs the quality of such farm products like
(B) perhaps as well impairs the quality of such farm products as
(C) perhaps also impairs the quality of such farm products like
(D) may also impair the quality of such farm products like
(E) may also impair the quality of such products as

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There's an error in copying the question from the source. Option E includes "such FARM products as" and not just "such products as". This is an important point, as one might otherwise eliminate "E" for the deletion of an essential part of the sentence.


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Fixed. Thank you.
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I managed to eliminate and come down to b and e.
Why will we choose impair and not impairs considering air pollution is singular entity

Anytime we have a helping verb, such as "may," it changes the form of the main verb. For example:

    "Tim cooks dinner for his children every night, but only after they perform Les Miserables in its entirety."

Simple case here. "Tim" is singular, and the main verb, "cooks" is also singular. But watch what happens when we toss in a helping verb:

    "Tim may cook dinner for his children..."

"Tim" is still singular, but because "cook" is paired with the helping verb "may" it takes a different form.

Same issue in (E): "Indoor air pollution may also impair."

Takeaway: when assessing subject-verb agreement, don't ignore helping verbs!

I hope that helps!
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