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# Neck and Back Pain

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According to a recent study by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the incidence of reported neck and back pain correlate positively to the amount of time spent in sitting positions at work.

A- correlate positively to
B- are correlated positively to
C- correlate positively with
D- are positively correlated to
E- correlates positively with
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12 Sep 2015, 08:31
incidence is singular and only E has a corresponding singular verb - correlates -
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12 Sep 2015, 19:38
incidence can not make to be corelate with, it can not be use passively here
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17 Sep 2017, 20:33
alphaseeker wrote:
According to a recent study by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the incidence of reported neck and back pain correlate positively to the amount of time spent in sitting positions at work.

A- correlate positively to
B- are correlated positively to
C- correlate positively with
D- are positively correlated to
E- correlates positively with

The subject is actually the incidence so E

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17 Sep 2017, 22:13
According to a recent study by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the incidence of reported neck and back pain correlate positively to the amount of time spent in sitting positions at work.

A- correlate positively to - Use of plural verb CORRELATE for singular subject INCIDENCE is incorrect. Moreover, CORRELATE TO Idiomatically incorrect. Hence Incorrect.
B- are correlated positively to - - Use of plural verb ARE for singular subject INCIDENCE is incorrect. Moreover, CORRELATE TO Idiomatically incorrect. Hence Incorrect.
C- correlate positively with - - Use of plural verb CORRELATE for singular subject INCIDENCE is incorrect. Hence Incorrect.
D- are positively correlated to - Use of plural verb ARE for singular subject INCIDENCE is incorrect. Placement of POSITIVELY changes the original intent. Moreover, CORRELATE TO Idiomatically incorrect. Hence Incorrect.
E- correlates positively with - CORRECT
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01 Oct 2017, 08:31
alphaseeker wrote:
According to a recent study by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the incidence of reported neck and back pain correlate positively to the amount of time spent in sitting positions at work.

A- correlate positively to
B- are correlated positively to
C- correlate positively with
D- are positively correlated to
E- correlates positively with

"incidence" needs singular verb, E is the only answer with "correlates"
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01 Oct 2017, 09:48
alphaseeker wrote:
According to a recent study by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the incidence of reported neck and back pain correlate positively to the amount of time spent in sitting positions at work.

A- correlate positively to
B- are correlated positively to
C- correlate positively with
D- are positively correlated to
E- correlates positively with

incidence is singular....

correlates is the right verb ,,,
also the idiom is "correlate with"

ans E

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