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# The police officers throughout the department were so distrustful of t

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The police officers throughout the department were so distrustful of the new commissioner that they refused to carry out his orders.

(A) were so distrustful of the new commissioner that they refused
(B) was so distrustful of the new commissioner that they refused
(C) were distrustful of the new commissioner to such an extent that they were to refuse
(D) were so distrustful of the new commissioner that they had to refuse
(E) were as distrustful of the new commissioner that they refused

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06 Aug 2017, 11:38
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So X that is the correct idiom.

Also, "police officers" --> Plural. Hence, we need "were".

(A) were so distrustful of the new commissioner that they refused

(B) was so distrustful of the new commissioner that they refused

(C) were distrustful of the new commissioner to such an extent that they were to refuse

(D) were so distrustful of the new commissioner that they had to refuse

(E) were as distrustful of the new commissioner that they refused
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07 Aug 2017, 12:01
I am confused with the OA. I thought that 'were' refers to the department which is singular.

What were/was so distrustful? The department.

Can someone explain what is wrong in my analysis ?
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07 Aug 2017, 14:32
The police officers [throughout the department] were so distrustful of the new commissioner that they refused to carry out his orders.

Thtoughout the department - you can throw it away and nothing changes.
Leave us with 'police officers were so...'

And choice A is the only suitable one.
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07 Aug 2017, 21:14
The police officers throughout the department were so distrustful of the new commissioner that they refused to carry out his orders.

(A) were so distrustful of the new commissioner that they refused
(B) was so distrustful of the new commissioner that they refused
(C) were distrustful of the new commissioner to such an extent that they were to refuse
(D) were so distrustful of the new commissioner that they had to refuse
(E) were as distrustful of the new commissioner that they refused

Police Officers - Plural will need a plural form of the verb - "were"

Correct IDIOM is ===> So X ............that Y
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03 Apr 2018, 04:54
"The police officers " is plural so we need plural verb "Were"

Option A
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