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# The Haka war dance is one of the traditions that has been preserved by

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The Haka war dance is one of the traditions that has been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because the players of New Zealand's rugby team perform it before every international game.

A. has been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because the players of New Zealand's rugby team perform it before every international game

B. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because the players of New Zealand's rugby team performs it before every international game

C. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the dance is performed by the New Zealand rugby team

D. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the team of New Zealand's rugby players perform it

E. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the New Zealand team of rugby players perform it

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Originally posted by reto on 06 Oct 2015, 03:39.
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A. has been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because the players of New Zealand's rugby team perform it before every international game --- ‘has been’ ---Relative pronoun SV number error
B. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because the players of New Zealand's rugby team performs it before every international game --- players performs—SV number error
C. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the dance is performed by the New Zealand rugby team --- correct
D. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the team of New Zealand's rugby players perform it ------ Team –perform-- SV number error
E. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the New Zealand team of rugby players perform it --- Team –perform --- SV number error

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The Haka war dance is one of the traditions that has been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because the players of New Zealand's rugby team perform it before every international game.

A. has been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because the players of New Zealand's rugby team perform it before every international game
B. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because the players of New Zealand's rugby team performs it before every international game
C. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the dance is performed by the New Zealand rugby team
D. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the team of New Zealand's rugby players perform it
E. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the New Zealand team of rugby players perform it

1. One of the + PLURAL NOUN + THAT/WHO + SINGULAR VERB.
2. One of the + PLURAL NOUN + that/who + PLURAL VERB

Here the structure is One of the + Traditions (PLURAL NOUN) + that +Have(PLURAL VERB ) [ negate option A]

B. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because the players of New Zealand's rugby team performs it before every international game
C. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the dance is performed by the New Zealand rugby team
D. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the team of New Zealand's rugby players perform it
E. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the New Zealand team of rugby players perform it

Hence IMHO (C)
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The Haka war dance is one of the traditions that has been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because the players of New Zealand's rugby team perform it before every international game.

A. has been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because the players of New Zealand's rugby team perform it before every international game
B. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because the players of New Zealand's rugby team performs it before every international game
C. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the dance is performed by the New Zealand rugby team
D. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the team of New Zealand's rugby players perform it
E. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the New Zealand team of rugby players perform it

The decision point was the "rugby team perform it" section. Answer C replaces it, with a more smooth and fluent answer.

Has also refers to traditions which is plural, therefore should be have.
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The Haka war dance is one of the traditions that has been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because the players of New Zealand's rugby team perform it before every international game.

A. has been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because the players of New Zealand's rugby team perform it before every international game
B. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because the players of New Zealand's rugby team performs it before every international game
C. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the dance is performed by the New Zealand rugby team
D. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the team of New Zealand's rugby players perform it
E. have been preserved by the Maori people until today, probably because before every international game, the New Zealand team of rugby players perform it

only C is the correct answer as the highlight text above!
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03 Oct 2018, 08:19
Isn't the indefinite pronoun (one of the) considered as singular always?

In SV strategy guide, one of the is mentioned that - one of the ??? is singular.

https://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tpv2g ... IGPOU.html

it is mentioned that:
Singlar indefinite pronouns include the compounds of -body, -one and -thing, along with the words one, another, each, either, neither and much. A singular verb is used with these pronouns:
Nobody likes liver for supper.
Everyone sings in the shower.
Something smells funny.
One of the keys does not fit the lock.
Each of the members has the right to bring a guest.
Either is fine with me.

Am I missing something?
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