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# The lack of complete historical records from the mid-to-late

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The lack of complete historical records from the
mid-to-late 1800's have made some Black inventions
difficult to trace to their originators.

(A) have made some Black inventions difficult to
trace to their originators.
(B) have made for difficulties in tracing some inven-
tions by Blacks to their originators
(C) have made it difficult to trace some inventions
by Blacks to their originators
(D) has made it difficult to trace some inventions to
their Black originators
(E) has made it difficult in tracing some Black
inventions to their originators

I thought the plural records is being asked in question ...so it should be used with 'have' Can someone explain the ans..thanks
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: The lack of complete historical records [#permalink]

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05 Dec 2010, 10:17
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. The lack of complete historical records from the
mid-to-late 1800's have made some Black inventions
difficult to trace to their originators.

(A) have made some Black inventions difficult to
trace to their originators.
(B) have made for difficulties in tracing some inven-
tions by Blacks to their originators
(C) have made it difficult to trace some inventions
by Blacks to their originators
(D) has made it difficult to trace some inventions to
their Black originators
(E) has made it difficult in tracing some Black
inventions to their originators

I thought the plural records is being asked in question ...so it should be used with 'have' Can someone explain the ans..thanks

The subject is "lack of historical records" and not "historical records", and hence is singular. So you can eliminate A B and C. Also, the inventions are not "Black"- they were invented by Black originators and hence E is wrong. D is the right answer.

Henceforth, post the name of the question in the post title and TAG the source.

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Re: The lack of complete historical records   [#permalink] 05 Dec 2010, 10:17
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