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The rise in the price of crabmeat and an increase in demand has convinced some Floridians they should try to harvest and sell a species of large crab that lives deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

(A) has convinced some Floridians they should try to harvest and sell a species of large crab
(B) has convinced some Floridians to try harvesting and selling a large crab species
(C) has convinced some Floridians that they should try the harvest and sale of a large crab species
(D) have convinced some Floridians to try to harvest and sell a species of large crab
(E) have convinced some Floridians to try and harvest and sell a large crab species

Originally posted by sagarsabnis on 15 Oct 2009, 05:42.
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982. The rise in the price of crabmeat and an increase in demand has convinced some Floridians they should try to harvest and sell a species of large crab that lives deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
(A) has convinced some Floridians they should try to harvest and sell a species of large crab
(B) has convinced some Floridians to try harvesting and selling a large crab species
(C) has convinced some Floridians that they should try the harvest and sale of a large crab species
(D) have convinced some Floridians to try to harvest and sell a species of large crab
(E) have convinced some Floridians to try and harvest and sell a large crab species

OA is D

Please can anyone explain how and when to use HAVE and HAS? and whts wrong in C


Use of "and" indicates that we need to use the plural verb "have" instead of singular verb "has". E is obviously wrong, so the only answer left is D.
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982. The rise in the price of crabmeat and an increase in demand has convinced some Floridians they should try to harvest and sell a species of large crab that lives deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
(A) has convinced some Floridians they should try to harvest and sell a species of large crab
(B) has convinced some Floridians to try harvesting and selling a large crab species
(C) has convinced some Floridians that they should try the harvest and sale of a large crab species
(D) have convinced some Floridians to try to harvest and sell a species of large crab
(E) have convinced some Floridians to try and harvest and sell a large crab species

OA is D

Please can anyone explain how and when to use HAVE and HAS? and whts wrong in C

Ok let me take this opportunity:
1. There were two things which convinced a. rise in the price of crabmeat b. increase in demand. So we should use "have". --- A B and C are out--- Left with D and E.
2. In E "to try and harvest and sell" is incorrect. Floridians have to "try to harvests" not "try and harvest". So E is out. ------- Left with D.
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982. The rise in the price of crabmeat and an increase in demand has convinced some Floridians they should try to harvest and sell a species of large crab that lives deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
(A) has convinced some Floridians they should try to harvest and sell a species of large crab
(B) has convinced some Floridians to try harvesting and selling a large crab species
(C) has convinced some Floridians that they should try the harvest and sale of a large crab species
(D) have convinced some Floridians to try to harvest and sell a species of large crab
(E) have convinced some Floridians to try and harvest and sell a large crab species


The rise in the price of crabmeat and an increase in demand have convinced some Floridians to try to harvest and sell a species of large crab that lives deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

X and Y - Have ( S-V agreement issue )

Correct answer must be (D), errors in other options hihglighted in RED...
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[quote="sagarsabnis"]982. The rise in the price of crabmeat and an increase in demand has convinced some Floridians they should try to harvest and sell a species of large crab that lives deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

(A) has convinced some Floridians they should try to harvest and sell a species of large crab( SV agreement error)
(B) has convinced some Floridians to try harvesting and selling a large crab species(SV agreement error)
(C) has convinced some Floridians that they should try the harvest and sale of a large crab species(SV agreement error)
(D) have convinced some Floridians to try to harvest and sell a species of large crab ( correct)
(E) have convinced some Floridians to try and harvest and sell a large crab species ( to try and is wrong,SV agreement error in clause with that)

Choice D is the correct one

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Answer - D

Has Vs Have
A,B,& C are wrong ----> S-V agreement.
E is wrong ---->parallelism

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sagarsabnis wrote:
The rise in the price of crabmeat and an increase in demand has convinced some Floridians they should try to harvest and sell a species of large crab that lives deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.



(A) has convinced some Floridians they should try to harvest and sell a species of large crab - Wrong: 1) SV error 2) Run-on sentence
(B) has convinced some Floridians to try harvesting and selling a large crab species - Wrong: 1) SV error
(C) has convinced some Floridians that they should try the harvest and sale of a large crab species - Wrong: 1) SV error 2) Meaning Issue
(D) have convinced some Floridians to try to harvest and sell a species of large crab - Correct
(E) have convinced some Floridians to try and harvest and sell a large crab species - Wrong: Meaning issue
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