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# Steve, along with his oldest brothers, are going to make a large real

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Steve, along with his oldest brothers, are going to make a large real estate investment.

(A) Steve, along with his oldest brothers, are
(B) Steve, along with his oldest brothers, is
(C) Steve, in addition to his oldest brothers, are
(D) Steve, as well as his oldest brothers, are
(E) Steve and his oldest brothers is

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13 Jul 2017, 11:34
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Steve, along with his oldest brothers, are going to make a large real estate investment.

(A) Steve, along with his oldest brothers, are
(B) Steve, along with his oldest brothers, is
(C) Steve, in addition to his oldest brothers, are
(D) Steve, as well as his oldest brothers, are
(E) Steve and his oldest brothers is

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Steve, along with his oldest brothers, are going to make a large real estate investment.

Sentence has subject verb agreement error.

"(Steve, along with his oldest brothers)" is Singular subject and should have singular verb " is".

Hence Eliminate A,C,D.

(E) Steve and his oldest brothers is
and - makes subject plural and hence should have plural verb - are.

Hence E is Eliminated.

(B) Steve, along with his oldest brothers, is ------- Correct.
Has Singular subject "(Steve, along with his oldest brothers)" with singular verb "is".

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13 Jul 2017, 11:35
Steve, along with his oldest brothers, are going to make a large real estate investment.

(A) Steve, along with his oldest brothers, are
(B) Steve, along with his oldest brothers, is
(C) Steve, in addition to his oldest brothers, are
(D) Steve, as well as his oldest brothers, are
(E) Steve and his oldest brothers is

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(A) Steve, along with his oldest brothers, are
(B) Steve, along with his oldest brothers, is
(C) Steve, in addition to his oldest brothers, are
(D) Steve, as well as his oldest brothers, are
(E) Steve and his oldest brothers is

A- Subject Verb don't agree in number. Ignore the modifier and it says 'Steve are' which doesn't make sense.
B- Correct.
C- Same mistake as A.
D- Same mistake as A.
E- Opposite of A, here it should be "Steve and his brothers are".
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13 Jul 2017, 12:24
Steve, along with his oldest brothers, are going to make a large real estate investment.

(A) Steve, along with his oldest brothers, are - singular verb needed
(B) Steve, along with his oldest brothers, is - Correct
(C) Steve, in addition to his oldest brothers, are - Singular verb needed
(D) Steve, as well as his oldest brothers, are - Singular verb needed
(E) Steve and his oldest brothers is - Using 'and' makes it plural plural verb needed
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13 Jul 2017, 19:45
Steve, along with his oldest brothers, are going to make a large real estate investment.
(A) Steve, along with his oldest brothers, are
(B) Steve, along with his oldest brothers, is
(C) Steve, in addition to his oldest brothers, are
(D) Steve, as well as his oldest brothers, are
(E) Steve and his oldest brothers is
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Additive Phrases - Along with, In addition to, As well as etc
Tip - Whenever two subjects are joined by ADDITIVE PHRASES, verb is decided by the first subject.
Older Brothers, along with Steve, are --- CORRECT

So, it is wrong to say that whenever two subjects are joined by ADDITIVE PHRASES, verb would be singular.
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