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Just how much the prime minister's scandal has affected

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Re: Just how much the prime minister's scandal has affected [#permalink]

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New post 10 Apr 2017, 06:35
manishtank1988 wrote:
I am not completely satisfied with this explanation. I thought that when two entities are connected by and the verb should be plural - are but how can "Just how much" be the subject?

Hi,
It´s simple. You just have to identify the subject of the sentence which in this case is the prime minister scandal.. because it is singular you might want to look for a singular verb in this case answer choice C is the best choice.

Still not clear? if you want to identify subject just ask yourself how much what? the prime minister´s scandal.. then find a verb that matches with the subbject.


Just how much the prime minister's scandal has affected the trust of her constituents and the opinions of fellow world leaders​ had been among the most pressing questions facing the country and Europe as a whole.

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manishtank1988 wrote:
Just how much the prime minister's scandal has affected the trust of her constituents and the opinions of fellow world leaders​ had been among the most pressing questions facing the country and Europe as a whole.

A)had been among the most
B)are among the more
C)is among the most
D)were among the more
E)are among the most

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The correct choice should be E. The opinions is plural.


Hi,

We are talking about how much this scandal has done something. So, it should be singular.

What we are saying is " How much this scandal.... IS among the pressing questions. So, you see we have one question "how much" and it is among so many other questions.

Hence, answer should be clearly C and not E.
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manishtank1988 wrote:
Just how much the prime minister's scandal has affected the trust of her constituents and the opinions of fellow world leaders​ had been among the most pressing questions facing the country and Europe as a whole.

A) had been among the most
B) are among the more
C) is among the most
D) were among the more
E) are among the most

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Hello Gmatclub members, based on input from VeritasPrepKarishma this question has been updated.
Official answer given at the bottom.

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The subject of this sentence w/r/t the verb is actually the prime minister's scandal- read it like this

The prime minister's scandal is among the most pressing questions

C

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