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Matthew Barney is one of the contemporary artists that uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods.

A. uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
B. uses digital media while the Australian painter and sculptor Brett Whitely uses traditional methods
C. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, use traditional methods
D. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
E. use digital media, while Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses the methods that are traditional
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Matthew Barney is one of the contemporary artists that uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods.

A. uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
B. uses digital media while the Australian painter and sculptor Brett Whitely uses traditional methods
C. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, use traditional methods
D. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
E. use digital media, while Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses the methods that are traditional


The original sentence is correct. Answer: A

Matthew Barney is singular hence it requires singular verb uses, this rules out C, D and E

B is incorrect because it uses while to show contrast between what Barney uses and what Whitely uses. The use of while gives this sentence a Temporal meaning.
The sentence can be condensed to: Barney uses digital media while Whitely uses traditional methods.

It can be interpreted as: Barney uses digital media at the same time when Whitely uses traditional methods., which is not the intended meaning of the sentence.

This leaves us with just A.
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Matthew Barney is one of the contemporary artists that uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods.

A. uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
B. uses digital media while the Australian painter and sculptor Brett Whitely uses traditional methods
C. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, use traditional methods
D. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
E. use digital media, while Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses the methods that are traditional


SV agreement
Artists is plural - A,B out
C - SV agreement in second part. uses traditional methods. Use is the right word.
D. Correct
E. awkward construction
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One of <anything> - implies singular, hence verb should be singular.
All the options which have "uses" are to be eliminated.

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Matthew Barney is one of the contemporary artists that uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods.

A. uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
B. uses digital media while the Australian painter and sculptor Brett Whitely uses traditional methods
C. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, use traditional methods
D. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
E. use digital media, while Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses the methods that are traditional



Initially even i got confused between 'use' or 'uses'. Then i thought that the words "is one of the contemporary artists" are may be just middlemen, and needed to be eliminated. isn't Matthew barney the subject here?

Where am i going wrong ? Please explain

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New post 15 Oct 2015, 08:59
    Matthew Barney uses digital media
    Contemporary artists use digital media

Logically both are correct.
If the sentence were Matthew Barney is one of those contemporary artists... then use(singular)

But the original sentence suggests Matthew Barney as subject therefore IMO A is correct

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Matthew Barney is one of the contemporary artists that uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods.

A. uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
B. uses digital media while the Australian painter and sculptor Brett Whitely uses traditional methods
C. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, use traditional methods
D. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
E. use digital media, while Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses the methods that are traditional

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Matthew Barney is one of the contemporary artists that uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods.

Construction "one of the X that verb" is particularly interesting as the verb following "that" must match the number of X .

Thus "uses" after 'that' is incorrect.


A. uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
Incorrect as mentioned above.

B. uses digital media while the Australian painter and sculptor Brett Whitely uses traditional methods
Incorrect as mentioned above.

C. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, use traditional methods
"use" should be "uses" as it refers to singular subject Brett Whitley

D. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
Correct.

E. use digital media, while Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses the methods that are traditional
Incorrect. Redundant. "the methods that are traditional" is a lot more verbose than "traditional methods" mentioned in option D. Additionally, putting "while Brett whitely" withing 2 comma construction makes it a non restrictive clause, changing the meaning of the original sentence.

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One of <anything> - implies singular, hence verb should be singular.
All the options which have "uses" are to be eliminated.


'one of anything' IS singular but the construction "one of X that verb" follows the number of X and not of the main subject ('one').

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kindly help me with the correct usage.
Either uses or use in first part of the sentence?

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Matthew Barney is one of the contemporary artists that uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods.

A. uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
B. uses digital media while the Australian painter and sculptor Brett Whitely uses traditional methods
C. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, use traditional methods
D. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
E. use digital media, while Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses the methods that are traditional


One of the contemporary artists-------> Use....-------> Brett Whitely-------> uses

Correct answer must be (D) for the correct S/V usage...
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reto wrote:
Matthew Barney is one of the contemporary artists that uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods.

A. uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
B. uses digital media while the Australian painter and sculptor Brett Whitely uses traditional methods
C. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, use traditional methods
D. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
E. use digital media, while Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses the methods that are traditional


One of the contemporary artists-------> Use....-------> Brett Whitely-------> uses

Correct answer must be (D) for the correct S/V usage...


Unrelated q:
Shouldn’t the statement use “who” rather than using “that”?
One of the artists who...


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Abhishek009 wrote:
reto wrote:
Matthew Barney is one of the contemporary artists that uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods.

A. uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
B. uses digital media while the Australian painter and sculptor Brett Whitely uses traditional methods
C. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, use traditional methods
D. use digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods
E. use digital media, while Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses the methods that are traditional


One of the contemporary artists-------> Use....-------> Brett Whitely-------> uses

Correct answer must be (D) for the correct S/V usage...


Unrelated q:
Shouldn’t the statement use “who” rather than using “that”?
One of the artists who...


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Lakshmana Raja wrote:
kindly help me with the correct usage.
Either uses or use in first part of the sentence?


Matthew Barney is one of the contemporary artists that uses digital media whereas Brett Whitely, a painter and sculptor from Australia, uses traditional methods.

That Relative pronoun modifies the nearest noun. In first part that is modifying contemporary artists which is plural so correct verb will be " use ". Subject for second part is Brett Whitely ( Singular noun ) so correct verb will be Uses.

Hope that makes sense. :-)

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