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# Irish poet Seamus Heaney has won a number of prizes for his

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Irish poet Seamus Heaney has won a number of prizes for his work, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and two Whitbread Book of the Year awards.
A. Irish poet Seamus Heaney has won a number of prizes for his work, including
B. The number of prizes won by Irish poet Seamus Heaney include
C. Irish poet Seamus Heaney has won numbers of prizes for his work, including
D. The numbers of prizes won by Irish poet Seamus Heaney include
E. Seamus Heaney's Irish poetry has won a number of prizes for him, including

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Can poet win the award such as "two whitbread book of the year award", should this type of awards given to books. Ex. "book of the year" award.
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17 Aug 2011, 18:08
A for me here.

the number of prizes is incorrect here => B and D out
numbers of prizes is even worse => C is out
The poet wins the prizes for his poetry, poetry does not win for the poet. => E out.

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30 Aug 2011, 00:24
clearly A

B) 'the number .. include the nobel prize'. illogical construction.
C,D) 'the numbers' is incorrect.
E) 'heaney's poetry ... has won'. illogical construction.
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Irish poet Seamus Heaney has won a number of prizes for his work, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and two Whitbread Book of the Year awards.

(A)Irish poet Seamus Heaney has won a number of prizes for his work, including
(B)The number of prizes won by Irish poet Seamus Heaney include
(C)Irish poet Seamus Heaney has won numbers of prizes for his work, including
(D)The numbers of prizes won by Irish poet Seamus Heaney include
(E)Seamus Heaney's Irish poetry has won a number of prizes for him, including

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Irish poet Seamus Heaney has won a number of prizes for his work, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and two Whitbread Book of the Year awards.

(A)Irish poet Seamus Heaney has won a number of prizes for his work, including
(B)The number of prizes won by Irish poet Seamus Heaney include
(C)Irish poet Seamus Heaney has won numbers of prizes for his work, including
(D)The numbers of prizes won by Irish poet Seamus Heaney include
(E)Seamus Heaney's Irish poetry has won a number of prizes for him, including

B - the number of prizes is singular and include is plural
C- numbers of prizes is wrong. its always number of, u can count the number of prizes
D- same the numbers of and include
E - the meaning changes, its not because of his irish poetry its because of his work
so through elimination u can say A is the correct answer
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19 Apr 2013, 23:09
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26 Aug 2013, 18:45
rphardu"]Irish poet Seamus Heaney has won a number of prizes for his work, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and two Whitbread Book of the Year awards.
A. Irish poet Seamus Heaney has won a number of prizes for his work, including
this sentence is good and consistent.

B. The number of prizes won by Irish poet Seamus Heaney include
tne number of prizes is wrong
C. Irish poet Seamus Heaney has won numbers of prizes for his work, including
i would consider a number o f prizes for his work
D. The numbers of prizes won by Irish poet Seamus Heaney include
a number of prizes
E. Seamus Heaney's Irish poetry has won a number of prizes for him, including

awkward construction.
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11 Oct 2014, 01:31
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(http://www.beatthegmat.com/irish-poet-t95084.html) Quoting the post of Mitch Hunt on this question.
Feel free to add if u any other pointers.

A NUMBER means NUMEROUS.
THE NUMBER, THE NUMBERS, and NUMBERS refer to ACTUAL NUMBERS (such as 5, 127, etc.)

In B, the number (singular) does not agree with include (plural). Eliminate B.

In C, NUMBERS of prizes refers -- strangely -- not to the prizes themselves but to the ACTUAL NUMBERS associated with these prizes. The intended meaning of the sentence is that Seamus Heaney has won A NUMBER of prizes (meaning NUMEROUS prizes). Eliminate C.

In D, the numbers (meaning ACTUAL NUMBERS) cannot include the Nobel Prize and two Book of the Year awards. Eliminate D.

In E, him (an object pronoun) cannot be used to replace Seamus Heaney's (an adjective modifying Irish poetry). Only a NOUN (or a subject pronoun, such as HE) can serve as the antecedent of an object pronoun. Eliminate E.

In A, Seamus Heaney has won A NUMBER of prizes means that the poet has won NUMEROUS prizes.
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