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The Federalist papers, a strong defense of the United States

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The Federalist papers, a strong defense of the United States Constitution and important as a body of work in political science as well, represents the handiwork of three different authors.

(A) and important as a body of work in political science as well, represents

(B) as well as an important body of work in political science, represent

(C) and also a body of work of importance in political science is representing

(D) an important body of work in political science and has been representative of

(E) and as political science an important body of work too, represent

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22 Apr 2007, 17:49
If you want people to present their views posting hints may not be a good idea as you would constrain few of the thoughts

Papers ... represent S-V agreement

Select B for also maintaining parallelism
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22 Apr 2007, 19:30
Mishari wrote:
The Federalist papers, a strong defense of the United States Constitution and important as a body of work in political science as well, represents the handiwork of three different authors.

(A) and important as a body of work in political science as well, represents

(B) as well as an important body of work in political science, represent

(C) and also a body of work of importance in political science is representing

(D) an important body of work in political science and has been representative of

(E) and as political science an important body of work too, represent

Hint: check parallelism + subject-verb agreement

Poll: Is it a good idea to add hints with the questions posted on this forum ? please feel free to tell your opinions.

I wouldn't do that ...let people have a go first..
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27 Apr 2007, 13:44
I have a query :

Which of the below mentioned options is correct in case the name of the body had been "Federalist Papers" ?

The Federalist Papers, a strong defense of the United States Constitution and important as a body of work in political science as well, represents the handiwork of three different authors.

The Federalist Papers, a strong defense of the United States Constitution and important as a body of work in political science as well, represent the handiwork of three different authors.
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29 Apr 2007, 08:12
Mishari wrote:
The Federalist papers, a strong defense of the United States Constitution and important as a body of work in political science as well, represents the handiwork of three different authors.

(A) and important as a body of work in political science as well, represents

(B) as well as an important body of work in political science, represent

(C) and also a body of work of importance in political science is representing

(D) an important body of work in political science and has been representative of

(E) and as political science an important body of work too, represent

Hint: check parallelism + subject-verb agreement

Poll: Is it a good idea to add hints with the questions posted on this forum ? please feel free to tell your opinions.

if answer choice C were "and also an important body of work in political science is representing",could C make a grammatically correct sentence?
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29 Apr 2007, 08:21
goalsnr wrote:
Mishari wrote:
The Federalist papers, a strong defense of the United States Constitution and important as a body of work in political science as well, represents the handiwork of three different authors.

(A) and important as a body of work in political science as well, represents

(B) as well as an important body of work in political science, represent

(C) and also a body of work of importance in political science is representing

(D) an important body of work in political science and has been representative of

(E) and as political science an important body of work too, represent

Hint: check parallelism + subject-verb agreement

Poll: Is it a good idea to add hints with the questions posted on this forum ? please feel free to tell your opinions.

if answer choice C were "and also an important body of work in political science is representing",could C make a grammatically correct sentence?

Hi goalsnr,it has to be are representing to agree with papers and a comma should be there to set off the appositive in the main clause.
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08 Jan 2013, 02:52
is the presence of 'and also' wrong in C?
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12 Oct 2013, 18:16
Mishari wrote:
The Federalist papers, a strong defense of the United States Constitution and important as a body of work in political science as well, represents the handiwork of three different authors.

(A) and important as a body of work in political science as well, represents

(B) as well as an important body of work in political science, represent

(C) and also a body of work of importance in political science is representing

(D) an important body of work in political science and has been representative of

(E) and as political science an important body of work too, represent

Hint: check parallelism + subject-verb agreement

Poll: Is it a good idea to add hints with the questions posted on this forum ? please feel free to tell your opinions.

Hi all, what the OA for this one? I think its (B) papers represent.
Let me know if that is correct
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25 Oct 2013, 00:45
The OA is B. The source is The OG Verbal Review 2nd edition.
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09 Jan 2014, 23:29
The subject here is-

The Federalist papers, which is a plural represent is correct(Plural subject, Plural Verb). A, C and D are discarded.

Only B and E can be correct.

Among B and E, B wins for parallelism.
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The Federalist papers, a strong defense of the United States Constitution and important as a body of work in political science as well, represents the handiwork of three different authors.

The Federalist papers must agree in S-V withrepresents
It should be The Federalist papers represent
so we are left with b and E.
(A) and important as a body of work in political science as well, represents

(B) as well as an important body of work in political science, represent

(C) and also a body of work of importance in political science is representing

(D) an important body of work in political science and has been representative of

(E) and as political science an important body of work too, represent
and as is not parallel
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27 Feb 2014, 05:07
A. seems fine
B. This option too seems fine. Isn't 'The Federalist Papers' a collective noun? Hence SINGULAR. Also, MGMAT's suggestion is to think singular when in doubt. Hence the plural verb 'represent' is wrong.
C. Missing Conjunction. Moreover, the continuous tense 'is representing' changes the meaning.
D. Missing Conjunction. Missing conjunction after 'Constitution'.
E. 'as political science an important body of work too' is awkward. Uses plural verb 'represent'

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27 Feb 2014, 05:23
Please NEVER add hints to questions! It just takes all the fun out of it

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30 Apr 2014, 20:41
After eliminating the modifier and the fluff, we get "The Federalist papers represent the handiwork of three different authors."

Subject : Federalist Papers Verb : represent .
Clearly B.
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gmatter0913 wrote:
A. seems fine
B. This option too seems fine. Isn't 'The Federalist Papers' a collective noun? Hence SINGULAR. Also, MGMAT's suggestion is to think singular when in doubt. Hence the plural verb 'represent' is wrong.
C. Missing Conjunction. Moreover, the continuous tense 'is representing' changes the meaning.
D. Missing Conjunction. Missing conjunction after 'Constitution'.
E. 'as political science an important body of work too' is awkward. Uses plural verb 'represent'

Regarding the poll: It is not a good idea to add hints, as we don't get them in the exam.

Agree with gmatter. This is a collective noun.

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"Federalist Papers" would be a proper noun, and hence, singular.

But the "p" in "papers" is not capitalised. So "Federalist" functions as an adjective to the noun/subject "papers", which is plural. So you need "represent".

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The Federal papers: Plural, therefore represent is correct.

The Federal papers......represent.... is correct.
Also Notice papers is not written with capital "P" hence it is not a proper noun here it is a plural noun.

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As per this E-gmat explantion : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkSWi4q1LLo

a strong defense of the United States Constitution --> Noun Phrase ( as it describes noun fedralist papers )
important as a body of work in political science as well --> Adjective Phrase I am not sure how ?

Can someone elaborate on this ?
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