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# Subject Verb Agreement 1. Noting that the price of oil and

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1 C
2 B
3 A
4 C
5 E
6 A
7 E
8 A
9 B
10 C
11 C
12 E
13 C
14 D
15 D
16 C
17 D
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My responses:

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Should 13 be C or D ?

It refers to "number" of https://gmatclub.com/chat. So shouldn't it be "has" ? I went for D on this one.
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Also, for 9th, I went for E. Since it is singular "The banana", so it should be followed by "contains". If you disagree, please clarify.
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Q19: Every workday at dawn, the patriarch of one of the city’s five richest families leaves his
mansion and walks to city hall.
Every workday at dawn,
the patriarch[/color] of one of the city’s five richest families
leaves his mansion and
walks to city hall.
• richest families leaves his mansion and walks -Correct
• richest families leave his mansion and walk
• richest families leaves his mansion and walk
richer families leave his mansion and walks
richer families leaves his mansion and walks
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17. Since the last election,
the lobbying effort
initiated by environmental organizations, homeowners, and small business owners
have increased awareness of pending environmental legislation.

have increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
have increased awareness about pending legislation dealing with the environment
• has increased awareness about pending environmental legislation
• has increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
• has increased awareness of environmental legislation that is still pending [wordy]

awareness of Vs awareness about:
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16. Since 1989,
after the Berlin Wall had been demolished,
-- one of the most problematic ethnic groups in the reunified Germany, in cultural and economic assimilation terms,
-- were the former East Germans,
--- who have had to acclimate to an entirely different political system.

• after the Berlin Wall had been demolished, one of the most problematic ethnic groups in the reunified German, in cultural and economic assimilation terms, were the former East Germans
[ in cultural and economic assimilation terms: I believe this is also wrong here? It shall be in X and Y]
• after the Berlin Wall was demolished, one of the most problematic ethnic groups in the reunified Germany, in cultural terms as well as those of economic assimilation, were the former East Germans
• when the Berlin Wall was demolished, one of the reunified Germany's most problematic ethnic groups, in terms of cultural and economic assimilation,was the former East Germans
• when the Berlin Wall was demolished, one of the most problematic ethnic groups in the reunified Germany, in terms of cultural and economic assimilation, has been the former East Germans
• after the Berlin Wall had been demolished, one of the most problematic ethnic groups in the reunified Germany, in both terms of cultural and economic assimilation, have been the former East Germans
C Vs D:
The present perfect is used with for and since, when the actions started in the past have not finished or whose consequences still goes on in the present:
I have lived in Victoria for five years.(I still live in Victoria.)
The simple past is used with for and since, when the actions have already finished: I lived in Victoria for five years.(I don't live in Victoria now.)
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15. According to a recent study conducted at over 100 American universities,
the number of college graduates
--interested in pursuing a career in financial services
is likely to double by 2010.

• is likely to double
Are likely to increase by twice
Are likely to double
Will double
Will increase by twice

1: "number" is singular => "is"
2. A Vs D: A bec. study can't conclude the something will happen. [Am i correct in my understanding?]
3. double vs increase by twice: Which one is better?
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13. Since 1929,
-when the global telegraph business peaked,
--the number of https://gmatclub.com/chat
---delivered annually
--have decreased from 200 million to only 21,000 last year.

have decreased from 200 million
have been reduced from 200 million
• has decreased from 200 million
has been reduced from 200 million down
• has decreased from 200 million down

14. Mathematical analysis of humpback whale sounds
provide evidence
-- that animals other than humans

-- use a hierarchical structure of communication.

provide evidence that animals other than humans
• provides evidence that animals other than humans
provide evidence that an animal other than humans
• provides evidence that an animal other than a human
provide evidence that animals, like humans,
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11. According to industry analysts,
the recent growth
--in the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas
are
likely to accelerate in the future.
• the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are
• the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are
• the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is
the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is [the numbers is a correct usage but here it's usage is incorrect.]
This chart lists the numbers of various crimes committed in the city last year.
--> There's a different number for each kind of crime, so singular "number" would make no sense here.

• hybrid motor vehicles’ numbers in major metropolitan areas are

12. Before the Civil War,
Harriet Tubman, along with other former slaves and white abolitionists,
helped create what had become known as the Underground Railroad,
and were
responsible for leading hundreds, if not thousands, of slaves to freedom.
had become known as the Underground Railroad, and were
• would become known as the Underground Railroad, and were
had become known as the Underground Railroad, and was
has been becoming known as the Underground Railroad,and was
• would become known as the Underground Railroad, and was
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1. Noting that the price of oil and other fuel components, a major factor in the cost structure of
an airline, have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic
about their outlook for the upcoming quarter.

• have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their : Management is singular has to be its , Eliminate A
• have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about the : The price is being spoken about it is singular .. 'have' is incorrect .
• will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about the : Correct answer
• has risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their : Management is singular has to be its , Eliminate D
• will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their Management is singular , Their is incorrect , Eliminate E .
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The Daughters of the American Revolution, a volunteer service organization, admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.

' The Daughters of the American Revolution ' subject is an organization it is singular requires singular verb B , D are out .
E : Changes the meaning of the sentence.
A,C : Both are close A stresses on the fact that only women who can prove lineal descent can be admitted .

A wins

A. admits as members only women who can prove lineal descent
B. admit as members only women who can prove lineal descent
C. admits as members women who can prove lineal descent
D. only admit as members women who can prove lineal descent
E. admits as members women who can prove lineal descent only
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1.C
2.B
3.A
4.C
5.E
6.A
7.E
8.A
9.B
10.C
11.C
12.E
13.C
14.B
15.A
16.D
17.C
18.A
19.A

OAs and OEs please...
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6. The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been
available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform
proposal.

Solution : Governor's team : Subject , requires singular verb has , B , C are out .
Eliminated D , E since the pronoun she cannot refer to governor's possesive noun requires her .

A is a clear winner

• has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education
reform proposal
• have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education
reform proposal
• have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial
education reform
• has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform
proposal
• has not been available to make comments since she released her proposal on controversial
reform in education
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7. The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes, like accidents caused by faulty wiring,
has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.

Solution : 'The number of ' should be used since car accidents are countable So A , B are out .
C - uses have , but 'the number of ' requires singular verb
D - uses incorrect comparison , E is a clear winner..

• The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes,like accidents caused by faulty wiring,
has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing have been relaxed.
• The amount of car accidents caused by faulty brakes,like those caused by faulty wiring, have
increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
• The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes,like the number caused by faulty wiring,
have increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
• The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes,like accidents caused by faulty wiring,
has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing had been relaxed.
• The number of car accidents caused by faulty brakes,like the number caused by faulty wiring,
has increased significantly since regulations on manufacturing were relaxed.
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Hi Souvik,

Request you to Provide the OAs

Many Thanks
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