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The phenomena of public education is another example of the workings of democracy

(b) The phenomena of public education is yet another example of democracy at work.

(c) The phenomenon of public education is another example of how the workings of democracy work

(d) The phenomenon of public education is another example of democracy at work

(e) Public education, a phenomena, is another working example of democracy.[/quote]

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New post 26 Oct 2007, 04:32
OlgaN wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
The phenomena of public education is another example of the workings of democracy

(b) The phenomena of public education is yet another example of democracy at work.

(c) The phenomenon of public education is another example of how the workings of democracy work

(d) The phenomenon of public education is another example of democracy at work

(e) Public education, a phenomena, is another working example of democracy.


D for me.[/quote]

Yes, D seems to be more clear and precise.

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Beyond700 wrote:
The phenomena of public education is another example of the workings of democracy

(b) The phenomena of public education is yet another example of democracy at work.

(c) The phenomenon of public education is another example of how the workings of democracy work

(d) The phenomenon of public education is another example of democracy at work

(e) Public education, a phenomena, is another working example of democracy.
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The key here is that phenomena is the plural of phenomenon. (It's deceptive, because it comes from Greek, & so there's no -s at the end.)

So A & B violate subject-verb agreement, while E's a phenomena is no good--it's like saying a dogs.

We're left with C & D, and C's pretty hopeless. D's the answer.[/b]

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johnrb wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
The phenomena of public education is another example of the workings of democracy

(b) The phenomena of public education is yet another example of democracy at work.

(c) The phenomenon of public education is another example of how the workings of democracy work

(d) The phenomenon of public education is another example of democracy at work

(e) Public education, a phenomena, is another working example of democracy.


The key here is that phenomena is the plural of phenomenon. (It's deceptive, because it comes from Greek, & so there's no -s at the end.)

So A & B violate subject-verb agreement, while E's a phenomena is no good--it's like saying a dogs.

We're left with C & D, and C's pretty hopeless. D's the answer.[/b][/quote]

Exactly. This seems more like an IIM CAT (Indian Institute of Mangement's CAT) question. Could the author of the post reveal the source?

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johnrb wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
The phenomena of public education is another example of the workings of democracy

(b) The phenomena of public education is yet another example of democracy at work.

(c) The phenomenon of public education is another example of how the workings of democracy work

(d) The phenomenon of public education is another example of democracy at work

(e) Public education, a phenomena, is another working example of democracy.


The key here is that phenomena is the plural of phenomenon. (It's deceptive, because it comes from Greek, & so there's no -s at the end.)

So A & B violate subject-verb agreement, while E's a phenomena is no good--it's like saying a dogs.

We're left with C & D, and C's pretty hopeless. D's the answer.[/b][/quote]

On Target again. OA is 'D'.

Source - ARCO, Master the GMAT CAT. So far I have posted 2 questions, all from its samples.

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New post 27 Oct 2007, 19:20
Beyond700 wrote:
The phenomena of public education is another example of the workings of democracy

(b) The phenomena of public education is yet another example of democracy at work.
(c) The phenomenon of public education is another example of how the workings of democracy work
(d) The phenomenon of public education is another example of democracy at work
(e) Public education, a phenomena, is another working example of democracy.


D. phenomena is plural and phenomenon is singular.

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can we really call "public education" a "phenomenon" of "democracy." Really! public education exists in some of the harshest types of government. Private education on the other hand might be more related to democracy...

OH! sorry, this is a sentence correction bit. I take D (but disagree with its underlying logic)

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johnrb wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
The phenomena of public education is another example of the workings of democracy

(b) The phenomena of public education is yet another example of democracy at work.

(c) The phenomenon of public education is another example of how the workings of democracy work

(d) The phenomenon of public education is another example of democracy at work

(e) Public education, a phenomena, is another working example of democracy.


The key here is that phenomena is the plural of phenomenon. (It's deceptive, because it comes from Greek, & so there's no -s at the end.)

So A & B violate subject-verb agreement, while E's a phenomena is no good--it's like saying a dogs.

We're left with C & D, and C's pretty hopeless. D's the answer.[/b][/quote]

Very good explanation. Until I saw this reply, I did not spot the difference :(
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