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# It was nearly impossible to diagnose the girl’s illness even

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It was nearly impossible to diagnose the girl’s illness even after three hospitalizations, several months of therapy, and a near mental breakdown because no one medical professional – neither her therapist nor her doctors – were able to see the full scope of her symptoms.
(A) neither her therapist nor her doctors – were able to see
(B) not even her therapist nor her doctors – were able to see
(C) including her therapist and her doctors – were able to see
(D) not even her therapist nor her doctors – was able to see
(E) neither her therapist nor her doctors – was able to see

I got the answer as A , But in the answer bank the correct answer given is E.
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chatterjee06 wrote:
It was nearly impossible to diagnose the girl’s illness even after three hospitalizations, several months of therapy, and a near mental breakdown because no one medical professional – neither her therapist nor her doctors – were able to see the full scope of her symptoms.
(A) neither her therapist nor her doctors – were able to see
(B) not even her therapist nor her doctors – were able to see
(C) including her therapist and her doctors – were able to see
(D) not even her therapist nor her doctors – was able to see
(E) neither her therapist nor her doctors – was able to see

I got the answer as A , But in the answer bank the correct answer given is E.

use spoiler while posting answers and underline the required part in SC question.

'No one medical professional' is a singular subject, and requires singular verb 'was'.
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chatterjee06 wrote:
It was nearly impossible to diagnose the girl’s illness even after three hospitalizations, several months of therapy, and a near mental breakdown because no one medical professional – neither her therapist nor her doctors – were able to see the full scope of her symptoms.
(A) neither her therapist nor her doctors – were able to see
(B) not even her therapist nor her doctors – were able to see
(C) including her therapist and her doctors – were able to see
(D) not even her therapist nor her doctors – was able to see
(E) neither her therapist nor her doctors – was able to see

I got the answer as A , But in the answer bank the correct answer given is E.

use spoiler while posting answers and underline the required part in SC question.

'No one medical professional' is a singular subject, and requires singular verb 'was'.

Is it that "not even cannot" be used with "nor"?

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31 Mar 2015, 00:36
Subject: no one medical professional => Singular => Was => Get out A, B, C

Idiom: Neither ....nor => D out and E chosen

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08 Sep 2015, 08:33
It was nearly impossible to diagnose the girl’s illness even after three hospitalizations, several months of therapy, and a near mental breakdown because no one medical professional – neither her therapist nor her doctors – were able to see the full scope of her symptoms.
(A) neither her therapist nor her doctors – were able to see
(B) not even her therapist nor her doctors – were able to see
(C) including her therapist and her doctors – were able to see
(D) not even her therapist nor her doctors – was able to see
(E) neither her therapist nor her doctors – was able to see

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The subject of the sentence is "no one medical professional". "neither ... nor" part just modifies the professional.
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