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Necessary to any investigation of the causes of a newly-discovered disease are strictly followed scientific methodologies and scrupulously recorded data.

A) Necessary to any investigation of
B) It is necessary in making any investigation into
C) When making any investigation, it is a necessity of
D) A necessity of any investigation into
E) A necessary part of investigating into
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A) Necessary to any investigation of
B) It is necessary in making any investigation into
C) When making any investigation, it is a necessity of
D) A necessity of any investigation into
E) A necessary part of investigating into

I am not very sure about my logic so please confirm.

A. Any follows with plural form of the verb. so this follows sub verb agreement. Don’t feel there is any problem with the sentence.

B. Doesn’t have subject for verb are strictly followed.

C. Same error as in B

D & E. into the causes is changing the meaning. And also in option E subject verb error is there.

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A) Necessary to any investigation of
B) It is necessary in making any investigation into
C) When making any investigation, it is a necessity of
D) A necessity of any investigation into
E) A necessary part of investigating into

I am not very sure about my logic so please confirm.

A. Any follows with plural form of the verb. so this follows sub verb agreement. Don’t feel there is any problem with the sentence.

B. Doesn’t have subject for verb are strictly followed.

C. Same error as in B

D & E. into the causes is changing the meaning. And also in option E subject verb error is there.
Any is not always followed a plural verb. For example:

Any student is eligible to take the GMAT.

In this case, it doesn't matter, as the subject of the (plural) verb are is actually the (plural) noun methodologies and scrupulously recorded data. If we put the original sentence in the normal order (subject first), we get:

Strictly followed scientific methodologies and scrupulously recorded data are necessary to any investigation of the causes of a newly-discovered disease.
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New post 27 Sep 2019, 03:25
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smita123 wrote:
A) Necessary to any investigation of
B) It is necessary in making any investigation into
C) When making any investigation, it is a necessity of
D) A necessity of any investigation into
E) A necessary part of investigating into

I am not very sure about my logic so please confirm.

A. Any follows with plural form of the verb. so this follows sub verb agreement. Don’t feel there is any problem with the sentence.

B. Doesn’t have subject for verb are strictly followed.

C. Same error as in B

D & E. into the causes is changing the meaning. And also in option E subject verb error is there.
Any is not always followed a plural verb. For example

Any student is eligible to take the GMAT.

In this case, it doesn't matter, as the subject of the (plural) verb are is actually the (plural) noun methodologies and scrupulously recorded data. If we put the original sentence in the normal order (subject first), we get:

Strictly followed scientific methodologies and scrupulously recorded data are necessary to any investigation of the causes of a newly-discovered disease.



Dear Sir,

Is .... are a necessity of any investigation "into" the causes of a newly discovered disease incorrect??

I could not find definitive error points to scrap "D"
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New post 16 Oct 2019, 14:00
itoyj wrote:
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itoyj My take on it:

Necessary to any investigation of the causes of a newly-discovered disease are strictly followed scientific methodologies and scrupulously recorded data.

A) Necessary to any investigation of
-- "Necessary to any investigation of the Xs are As and B"
-- Sounds ok, leave it for now

B) It is necessary in making any investigation into
-- "It" = ? Presumably it's something like "components" but the pronoun is the wrong plurality
-- "in making any investigation" is wordy, you just say "investigating" (and anyway, how do you 'make' an investigation?)
-- worst offender: singular "is" when we have plural "are" later in the sentence, you get "It is necessary in making any investigation into the Xs ... are As and B"

C) When making any investigation, it is a necessity of
-- same issues as above

D) A necessity of any investigation into
E) A necessary part of investigating into
-- Again, "necessity" and "necessary part" does not match with the plural "are" later on

So, If you truncate the sentence you get "A necessity/A necessary part" of Xs ... are As and Bs"
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