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The contract's provisions for on-site accidents involving power tools

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The contract's provisions for on-site accidents involving power tools theoretically covers medical expenses up to a sum equivalent to one month's salary, but such a payout has not yet occurred in the company's history.


A) provisions for on-site accidents involving power tools theoretically covers medical expenses up to a sum equivalent to

B) provision for on-site accidents involving power tools theoretically cover medical expenses equivalent to

C) provisions for an on-site accident involving power tools theoretically covers medical expenses up to an equivalent sum of

D) provision for on-site accidents involving power tools covers medical expenses theoretically up to a sum equivalent to

E) provision for on-site accidents involving power tools theoretically covers medical expenses up to the equivalent of

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The contract's provisions for on-site accidents involving power tools theoretically covers medical expenses up to a sum equivalent to one month's salary, but such a payout has not yet occurred in the company's history.

This question presents a situation in which it is not clear from the given sentence whether the subject is singular or plural, so we have to look at the answer options to determine.

A) provisions for on-site accidents involving power tools theoretically covers medical expenses up to a sum equivalent to- Wrong-Subject "The contract's provisions" is plural but the verb "covers" is singular.

B) provision for on-site accidents involving power tools theoretically cover medical expenses equivalent to- Wrong-Subject "The contract's provision" is singular but the verb "cover" is plural.

C) provisions for an on-site accident involving power tools theoretically covers medical expenses up to an equivalent sum of-Wrong- The modifier "equivalent" modifies "sum" rather than the intended "salary".

D) provision for on-site accidents involving power tools covers medical expenses theoretically up to a sum equivalent to-Wrong-The modifier "theoretically" modifies "sum" rather than the intended "covers".

E) provision for on-site accidents involving power tools theoretically covers medical expenses up to the equivalent of-Correct-Singular subject "The contract's provision" has singular verb "covers".All modifiers are correctly placed.

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Abhijeet007 wrote:
The contract's provisions for on-site accidents involving power tools theoretically covers medical expenses up to a sum equivalent to one month's salary, but such a payout has not yet occurred in the company's history.


A) provisions for on-site accidents involving power tools theoretically covers medical expenses up to a sum equivalent to

B) provision for on-site accidents involving power tools theoretically cover medical expenses equivalent to

C) provisions for an on-site accident involving power tools theoretically covers medical expenses up to an equivalent sum of

D) provision for on-site accidents involving power tools covers medical expenses theoretically up to a sum equivalent to

E) provision for on-site accidents involving power tools theoretically covers medical expenses up to the equivalent of

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You can easily cross out A,B and C for the subject-verb agreement problem.
D is out for the wrong use of "theoretically". This word should be placed before verb "cover(s)".
So, the correct choice is
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E. A is incorrect because the subject is provisions and the verb covers;
C has the same problem.
B is wrong for the opposite reason the subject has become singular and the verb plural.
D misplaces the modifier theoretically;
E does not, and also cuts up to a sum equivalent to in favor of up to the equivalent of.
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I was bogged down to option D and E, got end up in answering D.

Please advise how the modifier " theoretically" changes the actual meaning of the sentence.
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Abhijeet007 wrote:
The contract's provisions for on-site accidents involving power tools theoretically covers medical expenses up to a sum equivalent to one month's salary, but such a payout has not yet occurred in the company's history.


A) provisions for on-site accidents involving power tools theoretically covers medical expenses up to a sum equivalent to

B) provision for on-site accidents involving power tools theoretically cover medical expenses equivalent to

C) provisions for an on-site accident involving power tools theoretically covers medical expenses up to an equivalent sum of

D) provision for on-site accidents involving power tools covers medical expenses theoretically up to a sum equivalent to

E) provision for on-site accidents involving power tools theoretically covers medical expenses up to the equivalent of

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SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT is being tested here.
E-CORRECT.......... PERFECT USAGE
A- PROVISIONS...COVERS...INCORRECT
B-PROVISION...COVER...INCORRECT
C- PROVISIONS....COVERS...+ EQUIVALENT SUM OF INCORRECT
D-EXPENSES THEORETICALLY UP TO.....CHANGES MEANING SLIGHTLY
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