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The Navy used the nuclear submarine accident off the coast of Hawaii

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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.

Originally posted by Rajbhai on 15 Mar 2004, 09:54.
Last edited by Bunuel on 12 Oct 2018, 04:49, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 15 Mar 2004, 12:47
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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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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Option E is correct.
Simply apply the subject pronoun agreement.Since everyone is always singular , singular pronoun should be used.

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Ideally, option E should have 'his or her' to refer back to everyone. Anyhow, E is still the best option.

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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. (Everyone is Singular)

B. to demonstrate their belief that everyone must be held responsible for their actions. (Same as A)

C. to demonstrate its belief that everyone must be held responsible for their actions. (Same as A)

D. to signal how no one should be able to get away with committing acts of terrible negligence. (Changes the meaning)

E. to show that everyone must be held responsible for his actions. (Correct)
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