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14 Oct 2008, 08:15
The significant number of overtime and weekend hours accumulated by many employees in order to compensate for overly optimistic deadlines lend validity to the observation that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week.

A lend validity to the observation that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week
B lends validity to the observation of many of the firm's top managers' still pining for the era of the six-day work week
C lends validity to the observation of many of the firm's top managers, still pining for the six-day work week era
D lend it validity to observe that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week
E lends validity to the observation that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week

lend referring to "hours or deadlines"?
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14 Oct 2008, 08:22
The significant number of overtime and weekend hours accumulated by many employees in order to compensate for overly optimistic deadlines lend validity to the observation that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week.

A lend validity to the observation that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week
B lends validity to the observation of many of the firm's top managers' still pining for the era of the six-day work week
C lends validity to the observation of many of the firm's top managers, still pining for the six-day work week era
D lend it validity to observe that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week
E lends validity to the observation that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week -> CLEARLY ANSWER !!!!!

lend referring to "hours or deadlines"?

LEND refers to significant number not the hours and deadlines !!!hence lends is reqd instead !!!!
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14 Oct 2008, 08:22
The significant number of overtime and weekend hours accumulated by many employees in order to compensate for overly optimistic deadlines lend validity to the observation that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week.

A lend validity to the observation that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week
B lends validity to the observation of many of the firm's top managers' still pining for the era of the six-day work week
C lends validity to the observation of many of the firm's top managers, still pining for the six-day work week era
D lend it validity to observe that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week
E lends validity to the observation that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week

lend referring to "hours or deadlines"?

We are discussing about number of overtime and weekend hours. We need the plural verb "lend" here...

X and Y lend validity to Z.

I feel A is right here... What is the OA ?
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14 Oct 2008, 08:23
The significant number of overtime and weekend hours accumulated by many employees in order to compensate for overly optimistic deadlines lend validity to the observation that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week.

A lend validity to the observation that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week
B lends validity to the observation of many of the firm's top managers' still pining for the era of the six-day work week
C lends validity to the observation of many of the firm's top managers, still pining for the six-day work week era
D lend it validity to observe that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week
E lends validity to the observation that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week

lend referring to "hours or deadlines"?

The number of is singular , IMO E)
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14 Oct 2008, 08:25
Yes I missed that one .... The number of is singular !!! A is completely wrong then .... I need to be more careful than I currently am

E must be right
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14 Oct 2008, 08:27
A is correct. "Lend" refers to hours, not deadlines.
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14 Oct 2008, 08:29
KASSALMD wrote:
A is correct. "Lend" refers to hours, not deadlines.

lend does refer to hours .. but here we are talking about THE NUMBER OF hours ..... this is always singular ....
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14 Oct 2008, 08:40
If it was "amount" then it should have been singular. Here, it is "number" and it should be associated with plural. Think of some examples if you can and you will get the right answer.
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14 Oct 2008, 08:46
E
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14 Oct 2008, 08:46
The number of girls in class is very high .... this is correct
The number of girls in class are very high ..... this is wrong
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14 Oct 2008, 09:51
No doubt Lends should be used .... as correctly explained in last post.
I Feel B could be correct ... What is OA?
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14 Oct 2008, 11:15
I vote for E. The subject here is "the number".
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14 Oct 2008, 18:03
E

Subject verb agreement is correct
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14 Oct 2008, 19:00
"Overtime and weekend hours" are 2 things; "lend" and not "lends" should be used.
There is no question that A should be the answer.
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15 Oct 2008, 13:38
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16 Oct 2008, 12:08
E

Elliminate A, D because 'The Number' is singular

B->validity to the observation of many of the firm's top managers' -> is wrong - elliminate

C-> comma is c is leading to wrong sentence.

E sounds best here.
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16 Oct 2008, 12:15
here why i chose E :

A lend validity to the observation that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week - singular needs lends
B lends validity to the observation of many of the firm's top managers' still pining for the era of the six-day work week - meaning distorted ; observation cannot be of firm's top managers
C lends validity to the observation of many of the firm's top managers, still pining for the six-day work week era -same as C
D lend it validity to observe that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week
E lends validity to the observation that many of the firm's top managers still pine for the era of the six-day work week -- Correct
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