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# None of the attempts to specify the causes of crime explains why most

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None of the attempts to specify the causes of crime explains why most of the people exposed to the alleged causes do not commit crimes and, conversely, why so many of those not so exposed have.
(A) have
(B) has
(C) shall
(D) do
(E) could

The correct option needs to parallel "do not", the only option that works is D, "do".

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SV agreement error in OG SC Question. OG 13 #27 [#permalink]

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09 Jan 2014, 20:05
None of the attempts to specify the causes of crime explains why most of the people exposed to the alleged causes do not commit crimes and, conversely, why so many of those not so exposed have.
(A) have
(B) has
(C) shall
(D) do
(E) could

I don't have any problem understanding the right answer. However, "None of the attempts" is a pleural subject with singular verb "explains". Can anyone please explain, is this a real error or I am missing something here.

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Re: SV agreement error in OG SC Question. OG 13 #27 [#permalink]

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None of the attempts to specify the causes of crime explains why most of the people exposed to the alleged causes do not commit crimes and, conversely, why so many of those not so exposed have.
(A) have
(B) has
(C) shall
(D) do
(E) could

I don't have any problem understanding the right answer. However, "None of the attempts" is a pleural subject with singular verb "explains". Can anyone please explain, is this a real error or I am missing something here.

Thanks

'None of' is indefinite. It can either take plural or singular verb. This is a highly debated topic and GMAC stays far from such debatable rules. I have never seen an official question till date which just tests 'none of' concept. (As a matter of fact, I have never seen any of the SANAM pronouns tested on GMAT - OG 12/13, GMAT paper tests, GMATPrep and GMAT exam packs)

In addition to the rule that, 'none of' uses the object of the 'of' word in determining the number of the subject, the phrase that contains 'none of' when viewed in a 'collective term', will always be a singular subject, irrespective.
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Re: SV agreement error in OG SC Question. OG 13 #27 [#permalink]

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30 Jan 2014, 14:36
piyushjj wrote:
None of the attempts to specify the causes of crime explains why most of the people exposed to the alleged causes do not commit crimes and, conversely, why so many of those not so exposed have.
(A) have
(B) has
(C) shall
(D) do
(E) could

Parallelism, followed by redundant-words to be omitted !

... why so many of those not so exposed do commit crimes
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None of the attempts to specify the causes of crime explains why most of the people exposed to the alleged causes do not commit crimes and, conversely, why so many of those not so exposed have.
(A) have
(B) has
(C) shall
(D) do
(E) could

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i think we can eliminate wrong answer by ||ism concept.

A. None of the attempts to specify the causes of crime explains why most of the people exposed to the alleged causes do not commit crimes and, conversely, why so many of those not so exposed have.
Do is not parallel to have . so this option is incorrect.

B. None of the attempts to specify the causes of crime explains why most of the people exposed to the alleged causes do not commit crimes and, conversely, why so many of those not so exposed has.
Again Do is not parallel to has . so this option is wrong .

C . None of the attempts to specify the causes of crime explains why most of the people exposed to the alleged causes do not commit crimes and, conversely, why so many of those not so exposed Shall
Again Do is not parallel to Shall . so this option is wrong .

D . None of the attempts to specify the causes of crime explains why most of the people exposed to the alleged causes do not commit crimes and, conversely, why so many of those not so exposed do
Again Do is not parallel to do . this is answer .

E . None of the attempts to specify the causes of crime explains why most of the people exposed to the alleged causes do not commit crimes and, conversely, why so many of those not so exposed could
Again do is not parallel to could . this is wrong Answer .

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02 Mar 2015, 23:47
Do is parallel to do not. That is why the answer is D.
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30 Mar 2016, 21:22
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As of this morning, none of my friends have been able to solve the puzzle contained in last week's newspaper.

None of my friends means not even ONE of my friends. So looking at the answer choices only 'has' is required.

(A) none of my friends have been able to solve
NOT have BUT has would be correct

(B) none of my friends was able to solve
'As of this morning' clearly indicates that 'WAS' is wrong here.

(C) not one of my friends has yet been able to solve
yet and been both are redundant here.

(D) none of my friends has been able to solve
correct answer. Singular subject singular verb.

(E) nobody among my friends have solved
NOT have BUT has would be correct
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04 Jul 2016, 00:46
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None of the attempts to specify the causes of crime explains why most of the people exposed to the alleged causes do not commit crimes and, conversely, why so many of those not so exposed have.
(A) have
(B) has
(C) shall
(D) do
(E) could

why some do not commit the crime and, why some do commit the crime!!!!! get it?

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16 Sep 2016, 06:53
D is the correct answer because it is "none of" not just "none"
"none" uses plural form of verb
"none of" uses singular form of verb

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16 Sep 2016, 07:39
none is singular..But none+of+Noun takes plural verb

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14 May 2017, 10:36
Vithal wrote:
None of the attempts to specify the causes of crime explains why most of the people exposed to the alleged causes do not commit crimes and, conversely, why so many of those not so exposed have.
(A) have
(B) has
(C) shall
(D) do
(E) could

A "Have [commit crimes]" is incorrect.
B "Has [commit crimes]" is incorrect.
C "Shall [commit crimes]" is incorrect because the sentence examines past exposure and present causes. The future is incorrect here.
D Correct
E "Could [commit crimes]" is not parallel to "do not."

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28 Jun 2017, 08:16
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The issue seems to be none - is it plural or singular?
In colloquial English I have often heard 'none of my friends had been able to catch the morning train' - but here D (OA) says 'is' singular is applicable?
So, does 'none' apply to singular bunches of entities? (family, team/ board of director(S) and so on)
on the GMAT if such a question comes what do we pick?

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Can someone provide me a link for all verb tense SC questions

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23 Oct 2017, 21:00
Vithal wrote:
None of the attempts to specify the causes of crime explains why most of the people exposed to the alleged causes do not commit crimes and, conversely, why so many of those not so exposed have.

(A) have
(B) has
(C) shall
(D) do
(E) could

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(1) Meaning / Parallelism
Subject-Verb: has

The sentence uses a parallel structure to describe a puzzling phenomenon: why most of the people in one group do not commit crimes and, conversely, why so many of those in the opposite group have.

Though the full verb structure is not repeated, the words commit crimes are understood to apply to the second half as well: most in one group do not commit crimes and many of those in the opposite group have commit crimes. That structure is incorrect; it would need to say have committed crimes. It's not permissible to repeat words with a change in the structure; rather, the exact structure, commit crimes, must be repeated.

Test the other answers. Answer (B) not only contains the same error as answer (A) but it also uses the singular has when the subject is the plural many. Eliminate answers (A) and (B).

Answers (C), (D), and (E) can all re-use the structure commit crimes in that exact form: shall commit crimes, do commit crimes, could commit crimes. The meaning of the sentence, though, is illogical in answers (C) and (E). The question is not not why some people don't commit crimes today while others shall commit crimes in the future. Not is it why some people don't commit crimes today while others could commit crimes (but do they?). The issue is why one group does not commit crimes while another group does. Eliminate answers (C) and (E) for an illogical meaning.

Correct answer (D) corrects the error by using the same verb in the same tense for the second group: do.
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