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The organizers of the annual meet clarified that the sequence in which the speakers - including the chief guests - addresses the audience are determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which the speeches are submitted.

A) addresses the audience are determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which the speeches are submitted

B) addresses the audience are determined because of random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

C) addresses the audience is determined through random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

D) address the audience is determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which they submit their speeches

E) address the audience is determined by random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted


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LMP wrote:
anothermillenial wrote:
LMP wrote:
The organisers of the annual meet clarified that the sequence in which the speakers - including the chief guests - addresses the audience are determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which the speeches are submitted.



A) addresses the audience are determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which the speeches are submitted

B) addresses the audience are determined because of random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

C) addresses the audience is determined through random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

D) address the audience is determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which they submit their speeches

E) address the audience is determined by random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

This is the best answer choice. The plural form of "address" matches "speakers." "Has" properly matches the singular form of "sequence".



hi ,
why are you relating 'Sequence ' to the second clause and 'Speakers' to the first?


Here the subject of the sentence is "the sequence", which is singular, so the verb will be address (singular) instead of addresses(plural). Since it is singular, we need to use "has" instead of "have".
So correct answer option is E.
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The organisers of the annual meet clarified that the sequence in which the speakers - including the chief guests - addresses the audience are determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which the speeches are submitted.



A) addresses the audience are determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which the speeches are submitted

B) addresses the audience are determined because of random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

C) addresses the audience is determined through random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

D) address the audience is determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which they submit their speeches

E) address the audience is determined by random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

This is the best answer choice. The plural form of "address" matches "speakers." "Has" properly matches the singular form of "sequence".


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The organisers of the annual meet clarified that the sequence in which the speakers - including the chief guests - addresses the audience are determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which the speeches are submitted.



A) addresses the audience are determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which the speeches are submitted

B) addresses the audience are determined because of random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

C) addresses the audience is determined through random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

D) address the audience is determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which they submit their speeches

E) address the audience is determined by random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

This is the best answer choice. The plural form of "address" matches "speakers." "Has" properly matches the singular form of "sequence".



hi ,
why are you relating 'Sequence ' to the second clause and 'Speakers' to the first?
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Question for parallelism and subject verb agreement.

address should agree in form with speakers
and sequence has nothing to do with..
Only option E corrects both the mistakes. Thus
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LMP wrote:
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LMP wrote:
The organisers of the annual meet clarified that the sequence in which the speakers - including the chief guests - addresses the audience are determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which the speeches are submitted.



A) addresses the audience are determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which the speeches are submitted

B) addresses the audience are determined because of random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

C) addresses the audience is determined through random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

D) address the audience is determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which they submit their speeches

E) address the audience is determined by random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

This is the best answer choice. The plural form of "address" matches "speakers." "Has" properly matches the singular form of "sequence".




hi ,
why are you relating 'Sequence ' to the second clause and 'Speakers' to the first?


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Whenever there is a verb in a sentence, determine the subject of the verb by asking the question ''what'' or ''who''?

The two verbs in the given sentence are ''addresses'' and ''are determined''

On asking the question ''who'' and ''what'' to these verbs, we get - ''speakers address the audience'' and ''the sequence is determined by random draw''

Hence 'sequence' is related to second clause and speakers to first clause.

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The organizers of the annual meet clarified that the sequence in which the speakers - including the chief guests - addresses the audience are determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which the speeches are submitted.


Easy one :

1. First verb in the underlined part is "Addresses (Singular) / Address (Plural), and the subject is "Speakers" (Plural) for this verb. So we need address (Plural).

"The sequence" can not be the subject as it will be nonsensical to say " The sequence addresses the audience".

A, B, and C are out.

2. Second verb in the underlined part is "Have" (Plural) , and the subject is "The sequence".

Eliminate D.

In D, "they" and "their" are ambiguous as it can refer to both "speakers" and "audience".

Noun "audience'' can be singular or plural as required.



A) addresses the audience are determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which the speeches are submitted

B) addresses the audience are determined because of random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

C) addresses the audience is determined through random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

D) address the audience is determined by random draw and have nothing to do with the order in which they submit their speeches

E) address the audience is determined by random draw and has nothing to do with the order in which the speeches were submitted

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