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Mr Franklin, who made $800m from the sale of his company,

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Mr Franklin, who made $800m from the sale of his company, accused Dell of seeking to distract attention from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”.

A. accused Dell of seeking to distract attention from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”.
B. accused Dell, seeking to distract attention, from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”.
C. accused Dell that seek to distract attention from what he said was the “worst results in its 70 year history”.
D. accused Dell for seeking to distract attention from what he said was the “worst results in its 70 year history”.
E. accused Dell for seeking to distract attention from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”.
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Accused X of is correct idiomatic usage.

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Mr Franklin ACCUSED Dell OF doing something. “results” is plural, so we need “were”

A: accused Dell of seeking to distract attention from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”...good
B: accused Dell, seeking to distract attention, from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”...
who is seeking? structure is fragmented and unidiomatic.
C: accused Dell that seek to distract attention from what he said was the “worst results in its 70 year history”.
Dell that seek; from what he said WAS?? unidiomatic, wordy, wrong verb(was)
D: accused Dell for seeking to distract attention from what he said was the “worst results in its 70 year history”.
"accused of" and "accused for" have been wrongly interchanged. You accuse someone of a crime; The trial Judge may
release the accused for lack of evidence;
E: accused Dell for seeking to distract attention from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”.
only difference is the use of "for" which is not the contextual usage for charging someone who commits a crime...out
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Mr Franklin, who made $800m from the sale of his company, accused Dell of seeking to distract attention from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”.

A. accused Dell of seeking to distract attention from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”.
B. accused Dell, seeking to distract attention, from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”.
C. accused Dell that seek to distract attention from what he said was the “worst results in its 70 year history”.
D. accused Dell for seeking to distract attention from what he said was the “worst results in its 70 year history”.
E. accused Dell for seeking to distract attention from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”.


Idiom: (to) accuse sb. of sth.
Results are plural, thus were
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Mr Franklin, who made $800m from the sale of his company, accused Dell of seeking to distract attention from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”.
A. accused Dell of seeking to distract attention from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”.
B. accused Dell, seeking to distract attention, from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”.
C. accused Dell that seek to distract attention from what he said was the “worst results in its 70-year history”.
D. accused Dell for seeking to distract attention from what he said was the “worst results in its 70-year history”.
E. accused Dell for seeking to distract attention from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”.
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I am really confused between were and was !!
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A. accused Dell of seeking to distract attention from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”.
Nothing wrong here, keep as a contender. Mr Franklin is referring to the results so we must use the plural were not was.

B. accused Dell, seeking to distract attention, from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”.

Misplaced modifier. Unidiomatic "accused X from."

C. accused Dell that seek to distract attention from what he said was the “worst results in its 70-year history”.
Unidiomatic "accused X that."

D. accused Dell for seeking to distract attention from what he said was the “worst results in its 70-year history”.
Unidiomatic "accused X for."

E. accused Dell for seeking to distract attention from what he said were the “worst results in its 70-year history”.
Unidiomatic "accused X for."

Answer A.
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I am really confused between were and was !!

What was or what were the worst? the results, a plural subject, right? Therefore, we need the plural verb 'were'
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