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Is below sentence correct?
x and y are the only chocolate that exceed z
or it should be
x and y are the only chocolates that exceed z
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The European Union announced that cod and mackerel are the only fishes that exceeds their new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow fishermen to catch.


A. exceeds their new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow
B. exceed its new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow
C. exceeds its new requirements for dioxin level and that it allows
D. exceed its new requirements for dioxin level and that it allows
E. exceed their new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow
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Cod and mackerel are plural and hence needs plural verbs. A and C out. European Union is a single body and hence it needs singular pronoun. E out.
Now between B and D, B has the plural pronoun “they” eliminate B. Hence D

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The European Union announced that cod and mackerel are the only fishes that exceeds their new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow fishermen to catch.


A. exceeds their new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow
B. exceed its new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow
C. exceeds its new requirements for dioxin level and that it allows
D. exceed its new requirements for dioxin level and that it allows
E. exceed their new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow

Correct Answer must be (D) for the highlighted errors in other options...
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The European Union announced that cod and mackerel are the only fish that exceeds their new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow fishermen to catch.

a. exceeds their new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow
b. exceed its new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow
c. exceeds its new requirements for dioxin level and that it allows
d. exceed its new requirements for dioxin level and that it allows
e. exceed their new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow

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I think the two pronouns 'their' and 'they' in underlined portion are referring to European Union. I mistakenly thought they are referring to the plural fish.
Hence, I thought the answer could be E but after reading the comments, I am satisfied that the answer is D
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In my opinion it should be E. The usage of 'its' and 'it' for a plural noun is completely wrong. It has to be 'their', "they allow".


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The European Union announced that cod and mackerel are the only fish that exceeds their new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow fishermen to catch.

a. exceeds their new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow
b. exceed its new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow
c. exceeds its new requirements for dioxin level and that it allows
d. exceed its new requirements for dioxin level and that it allows
e. exceed their new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow

I think this one is debatable. Try it.


1. EU is singular ---> it, not they ---> a,b,e are out
2. A little tough one between C and D.
But cod and mackerel are plural ---> fish - plural (types of fish is plural) ---> C is out

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PTK wrote:
The European Union announced that cod and mackerel are the only fish that exceeds their new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow fishermen to catch.

a. exceeds their new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow
b. exceed its new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow
c. exceeds its new requirements for dioxin level and that it allows
d. exceed its new requirements for dioxin level and that it allows
e. exceed their new requirements for dioxin level and that they allow

I think this one is debatable. Try it.


This question is such a classic trap of hiding the subject. You need to spot the ARE used for fish which makes the first verb as exceed and then for EU we have to use it allows. D is the right answer. I don't feel OA is debatable.
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can somebody explain why that can't refer to closest nount "fish" and fish is singular so why not exceed?
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can somebody explain why that can't refer to closest nount "fish" and fish is singular so why not exceed?


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Just look at the mention of C and M. It works as a compound noun. And to help substantiate it the sentence is already using ARE. Hence it should be treated as plural.
I hope it helps.
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jrk23 wrote:
can somebody explain why that can't refer to closest nount "fish" and fish is singular so why not exceed?
My reply is not specific to this question, but fish is normally used as the plural form of fish.
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