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The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Economist this morning neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime.

A. neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime
B. neither allude to nor specifically describe the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime
C. neither alludes to nor specifically describes the methods that the police employs in the fight against crime
D. neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employs in the fight against crime
E. neither alludes to nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime
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1) the idiom that "alludes" goes with "to." Meaning, one can allude to something (not allude something).

2) Since "the article" is singular, the verb must also be in singular form (having an s at the end). Meaning "alludes" and "describes" (instead of allude and describe).

3) since "the police" is plural, the verb must also be plural form (without the "S"). Meaning "employ" (instead of employs).
Collective nouns (police here) can be singular or plural depending on context.

Here it is used as plural because
Police if considered singular(pointing to a unit) will employ a method not methodS
and in this sentence we are given word - method's' in non-underlined area,
so Police (pointing to members of police) will act as plural here.


So option E. is Correct
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The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Economist this morning neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime.

A. neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime
B. neither allude to nor specifically describe the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime
C. neither alludes to nor specifically describes the methods that the police employs in the fight against crime
D. neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employs in the fight against crime
E. neither alludes to nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime


For this question, you need to know:
1) the idiom that "alludes" goes with "to." Meaning, one can allude to something (not allude something).
2) Since "the article" is singular, the verb must also be in singular form (having an s at the end). Meaning "alludes" and "describes" (instead of allude and describe).
3) since "the police" is plural, the verb must also be plural form (without the "S"). Meaning "employ" (instead of employs).

So now, if you start from the first answer choice and work your way down:
A. fails rule 1
B. fails rule 2
C. fails rule 3
D. fails rule 1 and 3
E. Correct
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In my opinion the OA should be C

Since Police is a collective noun it is singular therefore employs should be used.
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In my opinion the OA should be C

Since Police is a collective noun it is singular therefore employs should be used.


Hello hitesh2489

Ironically, that's the reason C is wrong. There are a number of nouns that are always plural, i.e. police, cattle, etc. We have to remember them because they are irregular nouns.

Hope it helps.
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The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Economist this morning neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods which the police employ in the fight against crime.

a. neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods which the police employ in the fight against crime The correct idiom is "alludes to".
b. neither allude to nor specifically describe the methods which the police employ in the fight against crime Subject/verb agreement. The article.. allude to.
c. neither alludes to nor specifically describes the methods which the police employs in the fight against crime "Police" is a plural noun; "Police employs" is incorrect.
d. neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods which the police employs in the fight against crime The correct idion is "alludes to".
e. neither alludes to nor specifically describes the methods which the police employ in the fight against crime Correct. "Alludes to" and "police employ" are correct.

The answer is E.
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