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Modern inventions such as the pneumatic drill may seem to have improved the work conditions of manual laborers, but in fact, have increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because it has aggravated the dust hazard involved in excavation and demolition.


(A) have increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because it has aggravated the dust hazard

(B) has increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because it has aggravated the dust hazard

(C) have increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because they have aggravated the dust hazard

(D) increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because they aggravated the dust hazard

(E) increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because of aggravating the dust hazard



i thgt after. the sentence is just talking about pneuumatic drill and hence all the verbs needs to be singular...
Modern inventions such as pneumatic drill .....

Originally posted by agarwalva on 11 Apr 2012, 19:03.
Last edited by Bunuel on 01 Oct 2018, 01:15, edited 1 time in total.
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The subject is actually "modern inventions" not pneumonic drilling.

Consider the following example . . . "Certain lakers such as Kobe Bryant HAVE played in the nba finals." we wouldn't say "certain lakers such as Kobe Bryant has played in the nba finals"

Does that example make sense?
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The pneumatic drill is an example of modern inventions. Here the author is talking about modern inventions and not pneumatic drill in particular

a. have increased ... has aggravated - subject verb disagreement.
b. has increase... has aggravated - subject verb disagreement
c. correct
d. Missing verb
e. missing verb
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(A) have increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because it has aggravated the dust hazard
S-V agreement
(B) has increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because it has aggravated the dust hazard
S-V agreement
(C) have increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because they have aggravated the dust hazard
(D) increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because they aggravated the dust hazard
Seem to + infinitive
(E) increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because of aggravating the dust hazard
Seem to + infinitive; Awkward
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Go through the construction :

Modern inventions may seem to have done X, but in fact, have done Y (subject is Plural inventions)
A/B/D/E are out

C is correct

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Can't "They" in option C refer to "Workers"

Please correct my understanding ???
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Can't "They" in option C refer to "Workers"

Please correct my understanding ???


Same confusion.
I prefer the agreement with the meaning but not the tense.
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I agree with C - however I want to know why 'they have aggravated' is not commented upon - are modern inventions a person (because we used 'they') - have increased......because IT has seems to be more sensible (though not given)
In such a case what do we pay attention to?
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The subject here is modern inventions which is very far away from its pronoun .
The should be plural here and use of it is improper .
Only C has all the correct S-V agreement and proper nouns.
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Modern inventions such as the pneumatic drill may seem to have improved the work conditions of manual laborers, but in fact,have increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because it has aggravated the dust hazard involved in excavation and demolition.

(A) have increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because it has aggravated the dust hazard
(B) has increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because it has aggravated the dust hazard
(C) have increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because they have aggravated the dust hazard
(D) increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because they aggravated the dust hazard
(E) increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because of aggravating the dust hazard



i thgt after. the sentence is just talking about pneuumatic drill and hence all the verbs needs to be singular...
Modern inventions such as pneumatic drill .....


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agarwalva wrote:
Modern inventions such as the pneumatic drill may seem to have improved the work conditions of manual laborers, but in fact,have increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because it has aggravated the dust hazard involved in excavation and demolition.

(A) have increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because it has aggravated the dust hazard
(B) has increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because it has aggravated the dust hazard
(C) have increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because they have aggravated the dust hazard
(D) increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because they aggravated the dust hazard
(E) increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because of aggravating the dust hazard



i thgt after. the sentence is just talking about pneuumatic drill and hence all the verbs needs to be singular...
Modern inventions such as pneumatic drill .....


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agarwalva wrote:
Modern inventions such as the pneumatic drill may seem to have improved the work conditions of manual laborers, but in fact, have increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because it has aggravated the dust hazard involved in excavation and demolition.


(A) have increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because it has aggravated the dust hazard

(B) has increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because it has aggravated the dust hazard

(C) have increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because they have aggravated the dust hazard

(D) increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because they aggravated the dust hazard

(E) increased the incidence of health hazards such as silicosis because of aggravating the dust hazard



i thgt after. the sentence is just talking about pneuumatic drill and hence all the verbs needs to be singular...
Modern inventions such as pneumatic drill .....


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(A) has to be wrong, because “it” illogically refers to “silicosis.”Actually,“modern inventions,”plural, have aggravated the dust hazard.” So you need “they” to follow “because,” as in (C) and (D). There’s no reason to use the past, in (E), because the hazard is still hap- pening.
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Subject -Modern inventions so verb need to be agreed with plural subject
Also usage of "have" is correct as per usage of "have" in non underline part
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New post 29 Oct 2018, 19:26
I want to know why : they " is used as is they referring to silicosis ,helath hazards,laborers or inventions .Since silicosis is a disease so it should be noun and "it"can aslo refer to that as per rules .
with meaning "they " is used for pneumatic drill which again is singular then why " they"
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