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The majority of the talk was devoted to an account of the experimental methods used by investigators in the field.
a. ...
b. The greater part of the talk was
c. The bulk of the talk has been
d. A large amount of the talk has been
e. A predominance of the talk was

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New post 05 Dec 2007, 21:52
This is a great question. I won't answer since I saw the answer somewhere not a long time ago.

Hint: Not only the subject/verb agreement is being tested here.

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Beyond700 wrote:
The majority of the talk was devoted to an account of the experimental methods used by investigators in the field.
a. ...
b. The greater part of the talk was
c. The bulk of the talk has been
d. A large amount of the talk has been
e. A predominance of the talk was


I will go with B

Talk is not countable so The majority of the talk is not correct. Majority is used for countables. For e.g. The student majority is....

C- The bulk of talks... awkard and again bulk is used for countables
D. Large is also used for numbers
E. A predominance of the talk.... how does that sound to the ear?

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Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
The majority of the talk was devoted to an account of the experimental methods used by investigators in the field.
a. ...
b. The greater part of the talk was
c. The bulk of the talk has been
d. A large amount of the talk has been
e. A predominance of the talk was


I will go with B

Talk is not countable so The majority of the talk is not correct. Majority is used for countables. For e.g. The student majority is....

C- The bulk of talks... awkard and again bulk is used for countables
D. Large is also used for numbers
E. A predominance of the talk.... how does that sound to the ear?

Amar


Great going Amar!!... OA is 'B'

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Beyond700 wrote:
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
The majority of the talk was devoted to an account of the experimental methods used by investigators in the field.
a. ...
b. The greater part of the talk was
c. The bulk of the talk has been
d. A large amount of the talk has been
e. A predominance of the talk was


I will go with B

Talk is not countable so The majority of the talk is not correct. Majority is used for countables. For e.g. The student majority is....

C- The bulk of talks... awkard and again bulk is used for countables
D. Large is also used for numbers
E. A predominance of the talk.... how does that sound to the ear?

Amar


Great going Amar!!... OA is 'B'


Thanks buddy, sheer luck... :)

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New post 06 Dec 2007, 07:04
simple past is ok here, so that eliminates C and D. And Amardeep said the rest.

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