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The recently published articles demonstrate how the latest datum from Dr. J. Bennett's, a newly appointed professor at Hoffman University, research are beginning to elucidate the shaping of human behavior.


(A) how the latest datum from Dr. J. Bennett's, a newly appointed professor at Hoffman University, research are beginning to elucidate the shaping of human behavior

(B) how the latest data from a newly appointed professor at Hoffman University, Dr. J. Bennett's, research is beginning to elucidate the shaping of human behavior

(C) how the latest data from the research of a newly appointed professor at Hoffman University, Dr. J. Bennett, is beginning to elucidate the shaping of human behavior

(D) how the latest data from Dr. J. Bennett's research, a newly appointed professor at Hoffman University, are beginning to elucidate the shaping of human behavior

(E) how the latest datum from the research of a newly appointed professor at Hoffman University, Dr. J. Bennett, are beginning to elucidate the shaping of human behavior

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The correct answer is (c). The original sentence suffers from subject/verb disagreement. The subject "datum" is paired with the plural verb "are" when it needs the singular verb "is." Datum is the singular form of data and is always treated as singular. (Data is accepted as singular or plural.)
Choice B uses a possessive form of the professor's name inappropriately.
Choice D implies that research is a newly appointed professor.
Choice E suffers from the same error as the original sentence.
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A) how the latest datum from Dr. J. Bennett's, a newly appointed professor at Hoffman University, research are beginning to elucidate the shaping of human behavior (Datum is from research... not from professor)

(B) how the latest data from a newly appointed professor at Hoffman University, Dr. J. Bennett's, research is beginning to elucidate the shaping of human behavior(Datum is from research... not from professor)

(C) how the latest data from the research of a newly appointed professor at Hoffman University, Dr. J. Bennett, is beginning to elucidate the shaping of human behavior((PERFECT))

(D) how the latest data from Dr. J. Bennett's research, a newly appointed professor at Hoffman University, are beginning to elucidate the shaping of human behavior(Datum is from research... not from professor)

(E) how the latest datum from the research of a newly appointed professor at Hoffman University, Dr. J. Bennett, are beginning to elucidate the shaping of human behavior((Datum is singular... so are is incorrect))

CORRECT ANSWER --- C
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New post 09 Nov 2019, 08:07
I found all the answers wrong.A B D and E are undoubtedly wrong. Now look at option C.DATA is plural.So as per S-V agreement the helping verb before beginning should be are. e g: Latest movies are and not is.
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New post 12 Nov 2019, 11:02
Same here. I do not understand why Data in option C is considered as singular.
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Option C is correct.
Nominal Clause "how the latest data from the research of a newly appointed professor at Hoffman University, Dr. J. Bennett, " is the subject. hence the correct to be verb 'is' -- satisfies S-V agreement
For example: what I need is a nice dress.
'what I need' is subject here.
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