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Since the new manufacturing process for plastic containers was introduced 10 years ago, the average size of plastic manufacturing plants have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, an area that is about a football field's size.


A. have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, an area that is about a football field's size

B. have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, about the size of a football field

C. has dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, about the size of a football field

D. has dropped from 200,000 square feet down to 50,000 square feet, about the size of football field's

E. has dropped from 200,000 square feet down to 50,000 square feet, about a football fields size

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Since the new manufacturing process for plastic containers was introduced 10 years ago, the average size of plastic manufacturing plants have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, an area that is about a football field's size.

Noun is Size not Plants

the average size of plastic manufacturing plants ===> This is a Prepositional phrase so noun is Size which is Singular

A. have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, an area that is about a football field's size
B. have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, about the size of a football field

C. has dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, about the size of a football field

D. has dropped from 200,000 square feet down to 50,000 square feet, about the size of football field's
E. has dropped from 200,000 square feet down to 50,000 square feet, about a football fields size

Using POE;
Options A & B are wrong, because HAS is required in place of HAVE.
Options D & E are wrong, because "Drooped from" & "Down to" are redundant.

Option C is Correct.
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IMO C

A. have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, an area that is about a football field's size---incorrect, verb error have should be has

B. have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, about the size of a football field-----incorrect, verb error have should be has

C. has dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, about the size of a football field---correct

D. has dropped from 200,000 square feet down to 50,000 square feet, about the size of football field's--incorrect, redundant by down and dropped

E. has dropped from 200,000 square feet down to 50,000 square feet, about a football fields size --incorrect, redundant by down and dropped
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Since the new manufacturing process for plastic containers was introduced 10 years ago, the average size of plastic manufacturing plants have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, an area that is about a football field's size.

Average size - Singular, Hence "Has" is correct here. A & B can be scored off
D & E - Football field's & football fields size - Incorrect
Left with C - IMO C


A. have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, an area that is about a football field's size

B. have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, about the size of a football field

C. has dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, about the size of a football field

D. has dropped from 200,000 square feet down to 50,000 square feet, about the size of football field's

E. has dropped from 200,000 square feet down to 50,000 square feet, about a football fields size
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Since the new manufacturing process for plastic containers was introduced 10 years ago, the average size of plastic manufacturing plants have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, an area that is about a football field's size.


A. have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, an area that is about a football field's size( singular verb is required)

B. have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, about the size of a football field( singular verb is required)

C. has dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, about the size of a football field( correct, from X to Y)

D. has dropped from 200,000 square feet down to 50,000 square feet, about the size of football field's( dropped and down are redundant)

E. has dropped from 200,000 square feet down to 50,000 square feet, about a football fields size( same as in D)

Will go with choice C

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Since the new manufacturing process for plastic containers was introduced 10 years ago, the average size of plastic manufacturing plants have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, an area that is about a football field's size.


A. have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, an area that is about a football field's size

B. have dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, about the size of a football field

C. has dropped from 200,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet, about the size of a football field

D. has dropped from 200,000 square feet down to 50,000 square feet, about the size of football field's

E. has dropped from 200,000 square feet down to 50,000 square feet, about a football fields size


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C

Notice the descriptive phrase of plastic manufacturing plants between the subject size and the verb have dropped. That's our clue to check for subject-verb agreement In fact, size is singular but have dropped is plural. (C) corrects that by using has. Furthermore, the phrase an area that is about a football field's size is wordy, so look for a choice that improves this construction.

(A) and (B) contain have. The remaining choices all use has, so they could be correct. But (D) and (E) needlessly add "down after 200,000 square feet," and neither improves the clunky football field construction. (C), on the other hand, does, with "about the size of a football field."
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