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# Many political insiders now believe that the dissension in

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Many political insiders now believe that the dissension in the Congrress over health issues decrease the likelihood for significant action being taken this year to combat the rising costs of healthcare.

a) decrease the likelihood for significant action being
b) decrease the likelihood that significant action will be
c) decrease the likelihood of significant action to be
d) decreases the likelihood for significant action being
e) decreases the likelihood that significant action will be

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25 Dec 2008, 15:31
llcooljayce wrote:
Many political insiders now believe that the dissension in the Congrress over health issues decrease the likelihood for significant action being taken this year to combat the rising costs of healthcare.

a) decrease the likelihood for significant action being
b) decrease the likelihood that significant action will be
c) decrease the likelihood of significant action to be
d) decreases the likelihood for significant action being
e) decreases the likelihood that significant action will be

dissension is singular needs singular verb decreases. A,B & C out

Between D & E, I will pick E, evil being in D and for
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26 Dec 2008, 19:25
The OA is E.

This is a subject-verb agreement error.

In this clause, the subject is 'dissension', not health issues. Remember to imagine that there are parentheses around any prepositional phrases, as if the clause looked like this"

... the dissension (in Congress over health issues) decrease ...

Is this correct? No, the singular 'dissension' needs the singular verb 'decreases'. Looking at the answers, we can immediately eliminate choices AS and C. Now let's examine choices D and E. Both fix the subject-verb error, but choice D uses the unidiomatic expressing 'likelihood for', and it also uses 'being' instead of 'will be'. The correct answer is E

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28 Dec 2008, 08:36
llcooljayce...
thanks for posting good qts ...but pls refrain from posting OA ad OE so soon...give time for discussion to happen ..
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28 Dec 2008, 10:22
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29 Dec 2008, 04:39
OA is E

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