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# The Navy used the nuclear submarine accident off the coast

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The Navy used the nuclear submarine accident off the coast of Hawaii to show that everyone must be held responsible for their actions.

A. to show that everyone must be held responsible for their actions.

B. to demonstrate their belief that everyone must be held responsible for their actions.

C. to demonstrate its belief that everyone must be held responsible for their actions.

D. to signal how no one should be able to get away with committing acts of terrible negligence.

E. to show that everyone must be held responsible for his actions.
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15 Mar 2004, 11:06
I choose C.

I can't think of what's wrong with A though.
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15 Mar 2004, 13:47
IMO the best choice is E.
All other including A is using their as a pronoun for everyone.
However D is completely different in meaning as it is talking about terrible negligence!!
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15 Mar 2004, 13:52
if Everyone is singular...which I believe it is....E is the answer
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15 Mar 2004, 13:53
I thought E uses sexist launguage. I heard somewhere that GMAT does not like such language. Otherwise E is grammatically correct.
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15 Mar 2004, 16:19
anandnk wrote:
I thought E uses sexist launguage. I heard somewhere that GMAT does not like such language. Otherwise E is grammatically correct.

I agree your opinion.
And, I think the correct answer is E because this question test the unity of whole sentence. Thus, E is compatible..........
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16 Mar 2004, 08:06
hi Rajbhai,

Can you please p[ost the answer to the question....
thanks,
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16 Mar 2004, 14:10

E. The pronoun everyone is singular. (If somone doesn't want to trust me on this, one can use this pronoun in a simple sentence. "Everyone is happy that you are applying to bschool" versus "Everyone are happy that you are applying to bschool.") Answer choices A, B, and C can now be quickly eliminated. Answer choice D changes the meaning of this sentence too much. One could reasonably argue that the speaker of the sentence did not intend to convey that strong of an opinion on the accident.

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16 Mar 2004, 16:51
E it is....the same applies for everbody...

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16 Mar 2004, 16:51
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