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It has been observed that the wail of a child under stress or its exuberant elation, though unrelated, emanate from the same origin.

(A) the wail of a child under stress or its exuberant elation, though unrelated, emanate

(B) the wail of a child under stress and its exuberant elation, though unrelated, emanates

(C) though unrelated, the wail of a child under stress or its exuberant elation, emanate

(D) the exuberant elation of a child or its wail under stress, though unrelated, emanates

(E) the exuberant elation of a child or its wail under stress, though unrelated, emanate

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26 Mar 2014, 21:48
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It has been observed that the wail of a child under stress or its exuberant elation, though unrelated, emanate from the same origin.

(A) the wail of a child under stress or its exuberant elation, though unrelated, emanate
singular, hence should be emanates
(B) the wail of a child under stress and its exuberant elation, though unrelated, emanates
Plural, should be emanate
(C) though unrelated, the wail of a child under stress or its exuberant elation, emanate
singular, hence should be emanates
(D) the exuberant elation of a child or its wail under stress, though unrelated, emanates
Correct
(E) the exuberant elation of a child or its wail under stress, though unrelated, emanate
singular, hence should be emanates

Take Away:
Only "and" can make a subject plural.
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27 Mar 2014, 04:40
I went with the 2/3 Split in the last.

So Emanates vs emanate
So Emanates with Or list suits well :)
Went with D)

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29 Mar 2014, 03:29
D says : the exuberant elation of a child or its wail under stress, though unrelated, emanates .
what does "its" refer to ? -----> logically "its" should refer to child . but how is that possible ?
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21 Apr 2015, 11:32
I don't like this question. What emanates from the same origin? Wail and exuberant elation? If so then why "emanates" if we talk about two things? These two factors should be connected in some way. Also there should be comma after "stress"
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21 Apr 2015, 13:39
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It has been observed that the wail of a child under stress or its exuberant elation, though unrelated, emanate from the same origin.

(A) the wail of a child under stress or its exuberant elation, though unrelated, emanate

(B) the wail of a child under stress and its exuberant elation, though unrelated, emanates

(C) though unrelated, the wail of a child under stress or its exuberant elation, emanate

(D) the exuberant elation of a child or its wail under stress, though unrelated, emanates

(E) the exuberant elation of a child or its wail under stress, though unrelated, emanate

OA:D

(D) the exuberant elation of a child or its wail under stress, though unrelated, emanates.

As in D the pronoun its correctly refers to child and correct subject verb agreement is used with elation, wail and emanates
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27 Apr 2015, 09:25
X and Y, emanate.. as X and Y forms plural, just like both.
X or Y, emanates.. as X or Y forms singular, just like any one only.

D is the only option that has it..
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24 Dec 2017, 13:44
Good question daagh

test of subject verb agreement for ... OR... , ...AND...

only (D) prevails
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28 Jan 2018, 04:03
It has been observed that the wail of a child under stress or its exuberant elation, though unrelated, emanate from the same origin.

(A) the wail of a child under stress or its exuberant elation, though unrelated, emanate - Singular must be emanates

(B) the wail of a child under stress and its exuberant elation, though unrelated, emanates - X and Y type construction so subject is plural hence verb to be used must be emanate

(C) though unrelated, the wail of a child under stress or its exuberant elation, emanate -Singular must be emanates

(D) the exuberant elation of a child or its wail under stress, though unrelated, emanates - CORRECT

(E) the exuberant elation of a child or its wail under stress, though unrelated, emanate - Singular must be emanates
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14 Apr 2018, 03:10
need expert opinion on this question
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15 Apr 2018, 02:17
need expert opinion on this question

I could see there are plenty of good explanations given above. If you have any further questions, post them here.

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15 Apr 2018, 03:12
abhimahna wrote:
need expert opinion on this question

I could see there are plenty of good explanations given above. If you have any further questions, post them here.

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Can we write like this?
Ram or Shyam though unrelated comes from the same place in India.
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15 Apr 2018, 05:29
abhimahna wrote:
need expert opinion on this question

I could see there are plenty of good explanations given above. If you have any further questions, post them here.

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Can we write like this?
Ram or Shyam though unrelated comes from the same place in India.

Although, I am no expert I will share my opinion on your question.
Yes, there is nothing wrong with the above sentence.
The subject is singular and so 'comes' is correct.
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