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Seven out of ten households in the United States own two or more televisions.


(A) Seven out of ten households in the United States own two or more televisions.

(B) Out of every ten, seven households in the United States owns two or more televisions.

(C) Two or more televisions are owned by seven out of every ten households in the United States.

(D) In the United States, seven out of every ten households owns two or more televisions.

(E) Out of every ten households in the United States, two or more televisions are owned by seven.

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A is right
the placement of in the United States correctly modifies Households.
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+1 for A.

(A) Seven out of ten households in the United States own two or more televisions. --> Correct, rectifies S-V error, uses active voice and is much concise

(B) Out of every ten, seven households in the United States owns two or more televisions.

(C) Two or more televisions are owned by seven out of every ten households in the United States. --> Passive voice and not-much-concise compared to A.

(D) In the United States, seven out of every ten households owns two or more televisions.

(E) Out of every ten households in the United States, two or more televisions are owned by seven. --> Passive voice and not-much-concise compared to A.

Hence, A.
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Seven out of ten households in the United States own two or more televisions.


(A) Seven out of ten households in the United States own two or more televisions.

(B) Out of every ten, seven households in the United States owns two or more televisions.

(C) Two or more televisions are owned by seven out of every ten households in the United States.

(D) In the United States, seven out of every ten households owns two or more televisions.

(E) Out of every ten households in the United States, two or more televisions are owned by seven.



In option A , it looks like there are only 10 houses in US . So I prefer E as the option . Please correct me if I am wrong . Thank you !!
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In option A , it looks like there are only 10 houses in US . So I prefer E as the option . Please correct me if I am wrong . Thank you !!

I still find option E mehh and awkward, but your doubt regarding option A seems valid.
Let me check on that with daagh sir.

daagh Sir,
In Option A does the absence of word "every" distort the meaning of the sentence or is it fine to use as is in option A ?
Please provide your input regarding the same.
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Bunuel wrote:
Seven out of ten households in the United States own two or more televisions.


(A) Seven out of ten households in the United States own two or more televisions.

(B) Out of every ten, seven households in the United States owns two or more televisions.

(C) Two or more televisions are owned by seven out of every ten households in the United States.

(D) In the United States, seven out of every ten households owns two or more televisions.

(E) Out of every ten households in the United States, two or more televisions are owned by seven.



In option A , it looks like there are only 10 houses in US . So I prefer E as the option . Please correct me if I am wrong . Thank you !!


Seven Out of Ten is a ratio for which "Own" is correct usage and S-V form...

HIghlighted part in (E) appears incorrect and may be eliminated....
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It is possible to get the intended general meaning even without the word 'every.' But E is terrible because of the use of the passive voice
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Seven out of ten households in the United States own two or more televisions.


(A) Seven out of ten households in the United States own two or more televisions.

(B) Out of every ten, seven households in the United States owns two or more televisions.

(C) Two or more televisions are owned by seven out of every ten households in the United States.

(D) In the United States, seven out of every ten households owns two or more televisions.

(E) Out of every ten households in the United States, two or more televisions are owned by seven.


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This is a question of order of relevance. Who or what is the subject here? Seven households. Knowing the subject makes this question very easy. Actor/agent usually comes first and that is the case here. B and D incorrectly use the singular verb form ‘owns’ with the plural subject ‘households’. C and E are passive. A, the correct answer, is active.
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