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# QOTD #33 It is ironic that a majority of employees of the automobile c

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It is ironic that a majority of employees of the automobile company has voted against the resolution, a resolution that was supposedly created to benefit those very employees.

(A) has voted against the resolution, a resolution that was supposedly created to benefit
(B) has voted against the resolution, which was supposedly created to benefit
(C) has voted against the resolution, supposedly created to benefit
(D) have voted against the resolution, a resolution which was supposedly created for the benefit of
(E) have voted against the resolution, a resolution that was supposedly created to benefit

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03 Oct 2018, 10:14
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(A) The subject is plural employees which does not agree with the singular has.
(B) The subject is plural employees which does not agree with the singular has.
(C) The subject is plural employees which does not agree with the singular has.
(D) The usage of which is incorrect. The phrase for the benefit of is wordy.
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09 Jan 2018, 00:27
Will go with E here --
IMO:
A majority will take plural form
eliminate A,B and C
D- usage of which is not right
E -Correct
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09 Jan 2018, 05:28
i think the answer should be B
the clause after that has the subject "a majority of employees" which refers to single group of employees
so it should have the verb "has"
Option D & E are out as they are having "have" in the option
Now, the game is between A B & C
(A) against the resolution, a resolution that was - this part is wordy
(B) has voted against the resolution, which was - "which" correctly modifies the resolution and removes the wordy construction
(C)has voted against the resolution, supposedly - Supposedly incorrectly modifies "the resolution"
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09 Jan 2018, 06:53
It should be:D

Majority here should be plural as it refers to group of employees

And 'that' is uncessarry as 'which' could be use here as it refers to non essential clause

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09 Jan 2018, 07:40
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carcass wrote:

It is ironic that a majority of employees of the automobile company has voted against the resolution, a resolution that was supposedly created to benefit those very employees.

(A) has voted against the resolution, a resolution that was supposedly created to benefit
(B) has voted against the resolution, which was supposedly created to benefit
(C) has voted against the resolution, supposedly created to benefit
(D) have voted against the resolution, a resolution which was supposedly created for the benefit of
(E) have voted against the resolution, a resolution that was supposedly created to benefit

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as far as i know "majority" is a collective noun and can be used both in singular and plural forms. it depends on common sence

So, here we are referring to employees, hence A, B, and C are out.

Between D and E, i would go for D, because in E coorect idiom should be "benefit from smth"
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04 Mar 2018, 19:59
carcass wrote:

It is ironic that a majority of employees of the automobile company has voted against the resolution, a resolution that was supposedly created to benefit those very employees.

(A) has voted against the resolution, a resolution that was supposedly created to benefit
(B) has voted against the resolution, which was supposedly created to benefit
(C) has voted against the resolution, supposedly created to benefit
(D) have voted against the resolution, a resolution which was supposedly created for the benefit of
(E) have voted against the resolution, a resolution that was supposedly created to benefit

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Can someone help me in choosing between D and E?
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04 Mar 2018, 20:17
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rocko911 wrote:
carcass wrote:

It is ironic that a majority of employees of the automobile company has voted against the resolution, a resolution that was supposedly created to benefit those very employees.

(A) has voted against the resolution, a resolution that was supposedly created to benefit
(B) has voted against the resolution, which was supposedly created to benefit
(C) has voted against the resolution, supposedly created to benefit
(D) have voted against the resolution, a resolution which was supposedly created for the benefit of
(E) have voted against the resolution, a resolution that was supposedly created to benefit

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Can someone help me in choosing between D and E?

Given the intended meaning, we need an essential modifier "that" because the first half of the sentence just talks about a "resolution" in general and does not specify which resolution are we talking about. So, "that" would make it specific. You will not find a "Which" without a preceding comma on official problems unless you have a preceding proposition such as "in which", "due to which", etc.

Secondly "to benefit" is terse and depicts the intent-driven attitude in a slightly better way.
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24 Apr 2018, 20:55
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amalganatra wrote:
i think the answer should be B
the clause after that has the subject "a majority of employees" which refers to single group of employees
so it should have the verb "has"
Option D & E are out as they are having "have" in the option
Now, the game is between A B & C
(A) against the resolution, a resolution that was - this part is wordy
(B) has voted against the resolution, which was - "which" correctly modifies the resolution and removes the wordy construction
(C)has voted against the resolution, supposedly - Supposedly incorrectly modifies "the resolution"

Majority can take plural or singular form. However in this case it is referring to plural entity ‘employees’ hence plural verb should be used, which eliminates A,B,C
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Re: QOTD #33 It is ironic that a majority of employees of the automobile c  [#permalink]

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12 May 2018, 06:19
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majority" is a collective noun and can be used both in singular and plural forms.

Here we are talking about employees so majority will take plural here so A,Band C are out

Between D and E
Split between which and that used for resolution

In such cases we need to know
Which - refers to general sense i.e applicable to all
That-refers to particular case

So E is best choice

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15 May 2018, 19:25
Because the majority is to be taken as plural here, we will use te correct form of verb which is 'have' here , which leaves us with three options A,B & C. Now opting from D & E - I think E should be the correct option because 'which' gives an extra information but 'that' tell about something.
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15 May 2018, 21:43
carcass wrote:

It is ironic that a majority of employees of the automobile company has voted against the resolution, a resolution that was supposedly created to benefit those very employees.

(A) has voted against the resolution, a resolution that was supposedly created to benefit
(B) has voted against the resolution, which was supposedly created to benefit
(C) has voted against the resolution, supposedly created to benefit
(D) have voted against the resolution, a resolution which was supposedly created for the benefit of
(E) have voted against the resolution, a resolution that was supposedly created to benefit

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Majority can be used as singular or plural.In this case there is two places, where it indicates Majority is plural.
1. majority of employees
2.Non underline part :those very employees.
So A, B, C are out.
Between B and E.We need to use restrictive clause in order to modify "the resolution".So we need that instead of Which.Moreover non restrictive clause
can be removed.If we remove which clause.The sentence will be incomplete.
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27 May 2018, 14:08
Between D and E i went with D. Do we really need a restrictive "that" here. The resolution has been defined (kind of) already so a whih should do, no?
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27 May 2018, 14:36
I think between option D and E . E is more clear and concise. E mentions that the resolution is created to benefit those very employees whereas D asserts that the resolution is created to benefit of those very employee.
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05 Oct 2018, 12:59
Hi....does the use of 'majority' fall in the same category as a jury, army?
if yes, then the rule is that if the collective acted as a group, then we have to use a singular verb and if they were acting as individuals, then we will use a plural verb.

since the act of voting was an individual action by each employee, implies that we have to use a plural verb.

am i right in my assessment?
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