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# The public's widespread belief in the existence of UFOs and

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The public's widespread belief in the existence of UFOs and their general curiosity about extraterrestrial life has generated considerable interest in science fiction.

A. UFOs and their general curiosity about extraterrestrial life has
B. UFOs and they are generally curious about extraterrestrial life which has
C. UFOs, as well as their general curiosity about extraterrestrial life, have
D. UFOs, as well as its general curiosity about extraterrestrial life, has
E. UFOs, as well as general curiosity about extraterrestrial life, have

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19 Apr 2006, 00:22
Hallo,
Since it is about public's interest in UFO and its curiosity about extraterrestial life, the verb " has" should be have, so the ans is between C and E. But in C their refrers to the public, which IMO is singular. SO going with E
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19 Apr 2006, 00:37
I think that the widespread belief.......has is the correct way to address this sentence....

The possible choices for me is A or D....

A has their which is ambigous....

Choose D.

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19 Apr 2006, 05:16
E seems to be the safest.
two things are being mentioned so "have" seems to be correct.
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19 Apr 2006, 10:54
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D it is
A) ambiguous "their"
B) "their" refers to a singular noun "belief" and is wrong
In C and E, what is between the commas is a the parenthetical element (starting with "as well as") and can be safely removed so that a singular verb "has" remains.
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19 Apr 2006, 13:00
^ D ^

We need "its" as we are referring to public & the verb should be singular "has" because the subject is "the belief".

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19 Apr 2006, 13:06
How it can be D?

D. UFOs, as well as its general curiosity about extraterrestrial life, has

Can we say "its general curiosity". We are referring to public's curiosity and not UFO's right?? Please suggest.

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19 Apr 2006, 13:14
gmatacer wrote:
How it can be D?

D. UFOs, as well as its general curiosity about extraterrestrial life, has

Can we say "its general curiosity". We are referring to public's curiosity and not UFO's right?? Please suggest.

Yes as you say, we are referring to public's curiosity, so "its" is correct. "UFOs" is plural.

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19 Apr 2006, 13:19
"its" refers to "public" rather than "public's curiosity"
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19 Apr 2006, 17:28
I think "as well as " is additive here and we need to worry about only
"The public's widespread belief" which is singular and it is D

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19 Apr 2006, 17:53
go D go!

You guys have already thrashed this SC. Just one thing to add..

Public is a collective noun, which takes a singular verb when its members are acting together. Hence we need singular pronoun "its"

Here is a link to the dictionary description of collective nouns and their usage:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/collective%20noun
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19 Apr 2006, 19:24
OA is D.
Nice Discussion.

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