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One of every two new businesses fail within two years. (A)

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One of every two new businesses fail within two years.
(A) fail
(B) fails
(C) should fail
(D) may have failed
(E) has failed

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One of every two new businesses fail within two years.
(A) fail
(B) fails
(C) should fail
(D) may have failed
(E) has failed


+1 for (B)

ONE of every two new business FAILS within two years.

"....of every two new business...." prepositional phrase so "ignore the middleman"
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New post 26 Aug 2017, 03:28
IMO (B) SVA-singular noun "one....)" -SINGULAR VERB- Fails. :-)

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