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Recently, the price of crude oil have

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08 May 2017, 10:35
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Recently, the price of crude oil have been seeing fluctuations with the demand for gasoline in China.

(A) have been seeing fluctuations with
(B) have fluctuated with
(C) fluctuate with
(D) has fluctuated with
(E) has changed itself along with

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Re: Recently, the price of crude oil have [#permalink]

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08 May 2017, 10:37
rohan2345 wrote:
Recently, the price of crude oil have been seeing fluctuations with the demand for gasoline in China.

(A) have been seeing fluctuations with
(B) have fluctuated with
(C) fluctuate with
(D) has fluctuated with
(E) has changed itself along with

Price is singular so the verb should also be singular as per subject-verb agreement. Hence, (A) and (B) are ruled out. (C) represents simple present tense which is inappropriate in this case. (E) is awkward and word.
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26 Sep 2017, 19:20
Recently, the price of crude oil [u]have been seeing fluctuations with the demand for gasoline in China.

(A) have been seeing fluctuations with
(B) have fluctuated with
(C) fluctuate with
(D) has fluctuated with
(E) has changed itself along with

Removing the prepositional phrase.

Recently, the price of crude oilhave been seeing fluctuations with the demand for gasoline in China.

the price - is singular subject; so we required singular verb has.
Option: A, B, C out

D correct.

E is awkward.
Re: Recently, the price of crude oil have   [#permalink] 26 Sep 2017, 19:20
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