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The relationship between corpulence and disease remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with chronic obesity.

(A) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with

(B) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates a reduced life expectancy with

(C) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to

(D) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with

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IMO D

SUBJECT-VERB are in sync and associate with is the right form
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The relationship between corpulence and disease remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with chronic obesity.

(A) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with

(B) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates a reduced life expectancy with

(C) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to

(D) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with

(E) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to

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The relationship between corpulence and disease : relationship is singular subject and verb which would go well with it would be remains so D,E left

Line "although statistics": statistics is plural so associate will be correct .. and reduced life expectancy with is correct over reduced life expectancy to

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The relationship between corpulence and disease remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with chronic obesity.

(A) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with

(B) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates a reduced life expectancy with

(C) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to

(D) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with

(E) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to

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Here, we are first focusing on subject verb agreement, so as relationship is singular, it would take singular verb i.e. remains, eliminate A,B and C. Next is the emphasis on statistics. Even though Statistics may seem plural, it is considered as singular as many other words like Mathematics etc. So, Statistics would take a singular verb i.e. associates. So, IMO, Option E.
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idiom expectancy "to" something is correct in option "E'
sub-verb agreement is also correct in E

hence "E" is correct
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The relationship between corpulence and disease remains controversial
Hence A,B,C are out
In D,E , we have to check whether statistics is singular or plural .
The word statistics is used both as singular and as plural.
The singular statistics is the science of collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of numerical data.
The plural statistics refers to numerical facts or observations collected with a definite purpose.

In this case we referring to the facts which associate a reduced life expectancy to chronic obesity.
hence plural
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The relationship between corpulence and disease remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with chronic obesity.

(A) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with

(B) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates a reduced life expectancy with

(C) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to

(D) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with

(E) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to

The relationship is singular so singular verb is required,statistics is plural in this context so associate is correct.

Will go with choice D.

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This question is all about S-V agreement :)))

The relationship --> singular so the verb ''remain'' should be ''remains''

--> A, B, C out

Statistics --> plurial so ''associate'' and not ''associates'' --> E is out

Answer D.
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Choice A is incorrect because remain should be remains; the subject of the verb is relationship, not corpulence and disease, which are hardly controversial.

Choices B and C are similarly flawed, and associates in B, C, and E should be associate to agree with the intended number of statistics. Finally, associate(s). ..to is unidiomatic in C and E.

Choice D is the best answer.
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The relationship between corpulence and disease remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with chronic obesity.

(A) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with

(B) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates a reduced life expectancy with

(C) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to

(D) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with

(E) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to

Here, the subject is "The relationship", which is singular. Therefore, we need to find a singular verb.
statistics is plural I believe, so (E) is incorrect
Also, the correct idiom is "associate with"

Ans: (D)
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I chose the answer A. This is why:

Initially I thought "The relationship between corpulence and disease..... because there are two nouns i.e. between A and B I thought it should be followed by "remain"....

But then I realised after looking at the explanations that "relationship" is the subject. And the subject is singular and so the word following that should be "remains". Ok fair enough, I accept that explanation.

Then the words "statistics"..... the forum is suggesting that the word "statistics" is plural. Hence this is followed by "associate" instead of "associates". My thoughts here: I initially thought the word "statistics" is singular. Like "politics". "Politics" is a singular word right? So I figured that "statistics" should be followed by "associates". But somehow this thought process is wrong.

Anyone have any thoughts/feedback to share on this?
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The relationship between corpulence and disease remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with chronic obesity.

(A) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with

(B) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates a reduced life expectancy with

(C) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to

(D) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with

(E) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to

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sudarshan22 wrote:
Official Explanation :

Choice A is incorrect because remain should be remains; the subject of the verb is relationship, not corpulence and disease, which are hardly controversial.

Choices B and C are similarly flawed, and associates in B, C, and E should be associate to agree with the intended number of statistics. Finally, associate(s). ..to is unidiomatic in C and E.

Choice D is the best answer.


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Subject Verb Agreement

(A) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with

(B) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates a reduced life expectancy with

(C) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to

(D) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with

(E) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to
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I chose the answer A. This is why:

Initially I thought "The relationship between corpulence and disease..... because there are two nouns i.e. between A and B I thought it should be followed by "remain"....

But then I realised after looking at the explanations that "relationship" is the subject. And the subject is singular and so the word following that should be "remains". Ok fair enough, I accept that explanation.

Then the words "statistics"..... the forum is suggesting that the word "statistics" is plural. Hence this is followed by "associate" instead of "associates". My thoughts here: I initially thought the word "statistics" is singular. Like "politics". "Politics" is a singular word right? So I figured that "statistics" should be followed by "associates". But somehow this thought process is wrong.

Anyone have any thoughts/feedback to share on this?


Unlike physics and mathematics, statistics can be used as both singular and plural. It is singular when we refer to the subject but plural when we talk about number and facts.
Here it is plural.

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What is wrong with "associates with". Experts please help.
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What is wrong with "associates with". Experts please help.

In this context, "statistics" is plural, so we need a plural verb ("associate", not "associates").
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The relationship between corpulence and disease remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with chronic obesity.

(A) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with - Subject ('relationship') is singular while the verb ('remain') is plural. Here, we have a subject-verb agreement error. hence, eliminate (A).

(B) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates a reduced life expectancy with - Subject ('relationship') is singular while the verb ('remain') is plural. Here, we have a subject-verb agreement error. hence, eliminate (B).

(C) remain controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to - Subject ('relationship') is singular while the verb ('remain') is plural. Here, we have a subject-verb agreement error. hence, eliminate (C).

(D) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associate a reduced life expectancy with - Uses the right idiomatic structure 'associate with'. Additionally, we have no subject-verb agreement errors here. Hence, (D) is the right answer choice.

(E) remains controversial, although statistics clearly associates reduced life expectancy to - rather than using 'associate with' structure, (E) uses 'associate to', which is an incorrect idiomatic structure. Hence, eliminate (E)
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Here, we are first focusing on subject verb agreement, so as relationship is singular, it would take singular verb i.e. remains, eliminate A,B and C. Next is the emphasis on statistics.

Unlike physics and mathematics, statistics can be used as both singular and plural. It is singular when we refer to the subject but plural when we talk about number and facts.
Here it is plural.

Hence we go with D.
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