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# The majority of the talk was devoted to an account of the

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05 Dec 2007, 21:08
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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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05 Dec 2007, 22:52
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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05 Dec 2007, 23:23
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

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Re: SC [#permalink]

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06 Dec 2007, 04:45
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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Director
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06 Dec 2007, 05:36
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...

Amar

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06 Dec 2007, 08:04
simple past is ok here, so that eliminates C and D. And Amardeep said the rest.

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06 Dec 2007, 08:04
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