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The administration discussed whether the number of students studying European languages was likely to decline when the senior lecturer retired.

A. whether the number of students studying European languages was likely
B. whether the number of students studying European languages were likely
C. if the students studying European languages were likely
D. if the number of European language students were likely
E. whether the number of students studying European languages was liable

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The hypothetical statement starting with "whether" might drive one to pick B.
But, the noun "number of students" is singular and should be followed by the singular verb "was".
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The administration discussed whether the number of students studying European languages was likely to decline when the senior lecturer retired.

A. whether the number of students studying European languages was likely
B. whether the number of students studying European languages were likely
C. if the students studying European languages were likely
D. if the number of European language students were likely
E. whether the number of students studying European languages was liable


1. The Number of --------> was ( singular )
2. Whether ----------------> Hypothetical situation.

Correct answer must be (A) , for the highlighted errors in the other options.....

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