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The mayor’s media advisor, together with his three top aides, are traveling with him
on a tour of European capital cities.

(A) media advisor, together with his three top aides, are
(B) media advisor, also his three top aides, are
(C) media advisor, as well as his three top aides, is
(D) media advisor, along with his three top aides, are
(E) media advisor, all in the company of his three top aides, is


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The sentence is refering to the mayor's media advisor - one person. Check for singular/plural error (SVA).

C/E seems fine.
E seems more redundant and "all in the company" may be idomatically incorrect, however I am not certain.

C is the answer
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The mayor’s media advisor, together with his three top aides, are traveling with him
on a tour of European capital cities.

(A) media advisor, together with his three top aides, are
(B) media advisor, also his three top aides, are
(C) media advisor, as well as his three top aides, is
(D) media advisor, along with his three top aides, are
(E) media advisor, all in the company of his three top aides, is


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The mayor’s media advisor, as well as his three top aides, is traveling with him on a tour of European capital cities.

Answer must be (C)
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The mayor’s media advisor, together with his three top aides, are traveling with him
on a tour of European capital cities.

(A) media advisor, together with his three top aides, are
(B) media advisor, also his three top aides, are
(C) media advisor, as well as his three top aides, is
(D) media advisor, along with his three top aides, are
(E) media advisor, all in the company of his three top aides, is


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Choice C corrects the subject verb agreement.Hence choice C is right answer

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santorasantu wrote:
The mayor’s media advisor, together with his three top aides, are traveling with him
on a tour of European capital cities.

(A) media advisor, together with his three top aides, are
(B) media advisor, also his three top aides, are
(C) media advisor, as well as his three top aides, is
(D) media advisor, along with his three top aides, are
(E) media advisor, all in the company of his three top aides, is


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The mayor’s media advisor, as well as his three top aides, is traveling with him on a tour of European capital cities.

Answer must be (C)


what does him refer to in the sentence? I think it is the mayor's media advisor, so should'nt the three people travelling with him be plural?
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New post 20 Aug 2018, 01:01
here main subject is media adviser which is singular so verb 'is' is correct. eliminate options a,b and e.
now E is not correct
C is correct
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santorasantu wrote:
Abhishek009 wrote:
santorasantu wrote:
The mayor’s media advisor, together with his three top aides, are traveling with him
on a tour of European capital cities.

(A) media advisor, together with his three top aides, are
(B) media advisor, also his three top aides, are
(C) media advisor, as well as his three top aides, is
(D) media advisor, along with his three top aides, are
(E) media advisor, all in the company of his three top aides, is


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The mayor’s media advisor, as well as his three top aides, is traveling with him on a tour of European capital cities.

Answer must be (C)


what does him refer to in the sentence? I think it is the mayor's media advisor, so should'nt the three people travelling with him be plural?


"Him"
refers to mayor. Should be logical that aides and advisor travel with mayor, not aides travelling with advisor). But even if this is the case then section in commas doesn't make "advisor" plural.
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Thanks, it makes sense now. I was actually getting the meaning of the sentence in the wrong way. :)




"Him"
refers to mayor. Should be logical that aides and advisor travel with mayor, not aides travelling with advisor). But even if this is the case then section in commas doesn't make "advisor" plural.[/quote]
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