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The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal.

(A) has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal
(B) have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal
(C) have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial education reform
(D) has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform proposal
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IMO E.

Team is singular = has
proposal on controversial reform in education = retains clarity because reform is controversial not the education
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I believe singular is needed here.
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yeap singular is must have.
I think E is a bit wordy (however, it is more understandable :) ) to make comments and so on.
"she" is a bit ambigious. E has more mistakes then A . Therefore, my choice is A

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'she' has to refer back to a noun. There is no noun present

I'll go with A

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A.
E is tempting, but the 'she' referring to the governor is ambivalent, thus A.
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It's A.

The team is always singular. So the option must have 'has'.
'She' in option E does not clearly refer to governor. Option A clearly says 'governor' after since.
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I too thought She referenced Governor, what is the rule applied in this SC?

Not still clear with reference of "She"
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The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal.

A. has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

B. have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

C. have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial education reform

D. has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform proposal

E. has not been available to make comments since she released her proposal on controversial reform in education


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I chose E. To me, “controversial education reform proposal” insinuates that she is proposing a reform for controversial education, instead of proposing an education reform that is considered controversial.

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B n C are out as we cannot use have with the TEAM, its singular,

E seems unidiomatic

A and D ? left

in such cases its better to take A, as both seems to be grammatically correct. But A will always keep the author's intended meaning.
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The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal.

A. has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

B. have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

C. have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial education reform

D. has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform proposal

E. has not been available to make comments since she released her proposal on controversial reform in education


My choice is A too, and below is my explanation:
In A, the singular subject in the original sentence, “the governor’s team” agrees with the singular verb phrase “has not been.”

B. have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal - The subject-verb relationship is incorrect. The singular subject of the sentence, “the governor’s team,” does not agree with the plural verb phrase “have not been.”
C. have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial education reform - Same as B. This sentence also changes the meaning because the phrasing “her proposal on controversial education reform” implies that the education reform is controversial.
D. has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform proposal - The subject pronoun “she” has no antecedent. The subject pronoun “she” cannot refer back to the possessive noun, “governor’s.” Only possessive pronouns, such as “her,” can refer to possessive nouns.
E. has not been available to make comments since she released her proposal on controversial reform in education - Same as D and Also, like in C, the phrasing “her proposal on controversial education reform” implies that the education reform is controversial. It is clear from the original sentence that, it is the governor’s proposal that is controversial and not the education reform itself. Finally, "for comment" is more concise than "to make comments".

Please let me know if that makes sense.
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[quote="TXTDryFly"]The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal.

team is singular so B and C are out.

A. has not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

B. have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal

C. have not been available for comment since she released her proposal on controversial education reform

D. has not been available for comment since she released her controversial education reform proposal

E. has not been available to make comments since she released her proposal on controversial reform in education

I believe that we could eliminate D and E because there is no clear reference to the pronoun "she".
On the other hand - in A we`ve got "the governor" instead of "she", which is much more clearer.
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We need singular verb "has" because of the singular noun "team"

that leaves A, D and E.

D and E uses "she" but "she" has no referent. "governor's team" is possesive noun and "she" cannot be used to refer to the possessive noun. We need proper noun "governor" which is correctly done in A.
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It looks like you're not satisfied with the explanations of why "she" in E can't refer to "governor's." Let's try to make it a little more explicit:

Rule: On the GMAT, every pronoun must have a noun antecedent in that sentence. The antecedent need not appear before the pronoun, but it must be there in noun form.

In E: "she" is trying to refer back to the governor. Unfortunately, there is no noun form of "governor" in the sentence. Instead, we have "the governor's team of advisors" where the word "governor" is in the possessive tense and serving to modify the subject of the sentence: team.

Other examples of this "possessive poison" error:

"I bought Jose's birthday present yesterday, but I never got an invitation to his party." --> Here "his" is trying to refer to "Jose" but cannot legally do so. Fix: "I bought Jose a birthday present yesterday, but I never got an invitation to his party."

"Nobody knows why he dresses this way, but Steve's signature wardrobe is a black turtleneck with jeans and tennis shoes." Again, "he" is trying to refer to "Steve" but cannot do so because "Steve" is not present in the sentence as a noun.

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I have been contacted by gmatpapa to help with this question.

btw what is the source of the question?

My choice is E.
Here is why:
First, in "including her" in not underlined portion of the sentence "her" - is a determiner, not a pronoun and it can't be a referent. However, a sentence before might have mentioned who is "she".
I do not see a problem when a pronoun is mentioned instead of a noun (see A vs. E). and who is she I don't care.

Read the sentence in this way: "Since she <anyone> released her proposal [on...], the governor's <the governor may be a man or a woman- we don't know this, we can only assume it> team has not been available to make comments". - Everything seems to be fine here.


Second, As all of you have spotted team requires the verb has. So no discussions here.

Third, what confuses me most is that almost all of you have ignored the last words of the sentence.

The intended meaning is the following: a woman has released a proposal
What is controversial: reform or proposal? I think that a reform might be controversial, since reform implies a change and changes often imply controversions. controversial is an adjective and modifies the word reform.
Reform in what? It seem that the reform is in education. This flow of words clearly conveys the intendet meaning of the sentence.

Hence E for me.


Why have I dismissed A?

well read this again slowly "governor released her controversial education" . It is a nonsense.
Don't you think so?

how could a governor release a controversial education?! :) Does it seem logically sound to you?
what meaning does have "reform proposal"?

This nonsense meaning makes A wrong choice for me.

p.s. to whom it may concern: guys, I really discourage you from looking in spoiler for correct answer choice first and then respond the question providing reasons like "+A" or "A since team requires the verb has" (well there are other choices with "has" but one does not provide any additional reasoning).

You have to reason to yourself why your answer choice is correct.
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A for me. Thanks for explanation BKimball.
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A is clearer. D changing meaning.
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The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been available for comment since the release of her controversial education reform proposal.

A has not been available for comment since the release of her controversial education reform proposal
B have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal
C has not been available to make comments since releasing her proposal on controversial education reform
D have not been available for comment since releasing her controversial education reform proposal
E has not been available to make comments since the release of her proposal on controversial reform in education
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The governor’s team of advisors, including her education and political strategists, has not been available for comment since the release of her controversial education reform proposal.

A has not been available for comment since the release of her controversial education reform proposal correct Sub-verb usage
B have not been available for comment since the governor released her controversial education reform proposal Singular collective noun team will have a singular verb
C has not been available to make comments since releasing her proposal on controversial education reform seems like the proposal is on controversial education, but the original sentence means that the proposal itself is controversial
D have not been available for comment since releasing her controversial education reform proposal
E has not been available to make comments since the release of her proposal on controversial reform in education wordy plus to make is redundant
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