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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.

A. the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are
B. the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are
C. the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is
D. the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is
E. hybrid motor vehicles’ numbers in major metropolitan areas are

[Reveal] Spoiler: OE
The original sentence supplies the incorrect plural verb “are” to refer to the singular
subject “growth.”
(A) This answer choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.
(B) This answer choice uses the unidiomatic construction “numbers of vehicles” rather
than the appropriate idiom “the number of vehicles.” Furthermore, the plural verb “are”
does not agree with the singular subject “growth.”
(C) CORRECT. This answer choice supplies the correct singular verb “is” to refer to
the singular subject “growth.” In addition, this choice uses the appropriate idiomatic
construction “the number of vehicles.”
(D) This answer choice uses the unidiomatic construction “numbers of vehicles”
rather than the appropriate idiom “the number of vehicles.”
(E) In this answer choice, the plural verb “are” does not agree with the singular
subject “growth.” Furthermore, the possessive phrase “vehicles’ numbers” is awkward
and unidiomatic. The appropriate idiom is “the number of vehicles.”
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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.

A. the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are
B. the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are
C. the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is
D. the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is
E. hybrid motor vehicles’ numbers in major metropolitan areas are


actual sentence: the recent growth ............. is likely to accelerate in the future
the numbers is wrong

so the answer by elimination comes out c

Right answer IS C THE NUMBER OF HYBRID MOTOR VEHICLES IN MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS IS


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According to industry analysts, the recent growth-{singular Subject} in the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are likely to accelerate in the future.

A. the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are - are plural ; wrong
B. the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are - are plural ; wrong
C. the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is - correct.
D. the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is - correct form is The Number not Numbers.
E. hybrid motor vehicles’ numbers in major metropolitan areas are - are plural ; wrong
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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.

A. the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are
B. the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are
C. the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is
D. the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is
E. hybrid motor vehicles’ numbers in major metropolitan areas are



Correct S-V agreement will be -

The number of ------> Singular

None but (C) uses it correctly , hence correct answer is (C) :-D :lol:
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The original sentence supplies the incorrect plural verb “are” to refer to the singular subject “growth.”

(A) This answer choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) This answer choice uses the unidiomatic construction “numbers of vehicles” rather than the
appropriate idiom “the number of vehicles.” Furthermore, the plural verb “are” does not agree with the
singular subject “growth.”

(C) CORRECT. This answer choice supplies the correct singular verb “is” to refer to the singular
subject “growth.” In addition, this choice uses the appropriate idiomatic construction “the number of
vehicles.”

(D) This answer choice uses the unidiomatic construction “numbers of vehicles” rather than the
appropriate idiom “the number of vehicles.”

(E) In this answer choice, the plural verb “are” does not agree with the singular subject “growth.”
Furthermore, the possessive phrase “vehicles’ numbers” is awkward and unidiomatic. The appropriate
idiom is “the number of vehicles.”
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+1 for C. SVA - " the number" goes along with verb "is". Hence option C
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