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# The rise in the price of gold and an increase in demand has

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The rise in the price of gold and an increase in demand has convinced some miners they should try to mine and sell a similar type of metal that looks much like gold.

(A) has convinced some miners they should try to mine and sell a similar type of metal
(B) has convinced some miners to try mining and selling a similar metal type
(C) has convinced some miners that they should try the mine and sale of a similar metal type
(D) have convinced some miners to try to mine and sell a type of similar metal
(E) have convinced some miners to try and mine and sell a similar metal type
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05 May 2005, 04:30
D it is
We need plural verb so it's between D and E
E makes "try" and "mine" disjunct while they should be an integral part of "to try to do X"
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05 May 2005, 05:20
Paul wrote:
D it is
We need plural verb so it's between D and E
E makes "try" and "mine" disjunct while they should be an integral part of "to try to do X"

Paul, I thought it required a singular verb, because
'The rise................has convinced'
but looks like my understanding is wrong, can you tell me why this requires a plural verb.
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05 May 2005, 06:20
Paul wrote:
D it is
We need plural verb so it's between D and E
E makes "try" and "mine" disjunct while they should be an integral part of "to try to do X"

Paul, I thought it required a singular verb, because
'The rise................has convinced'
but looks like my understanding is wrong, can you tell me why this requires a plural verb.
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05 May 2005, 07:16
Paul wrote:
D it is
We need plural verb so it's between D and E
E makes "try" and "mine" disjunct while they should be an integral part of "to try to do X"

Paul, I thought it required a singular verb, because
'The rise................has convinced'
but looks like my understanding is wrong, can you tell me why this requires a plural verb.

The rise in price AND increase in demand[size=18][/size]

We have two subjects here.

Whenever confused about the subject ask youself question for the verb for e.g here

what caused the miners to bla bla bla?

ans: the rise and the demand

2nd e.g consider a very basic sentence

Sun rises in the east

what rises in the east? ans---Sun so sun is the subject

Ram and Shyam went to the market.

who went to the market? ans: Ram and Shyam

I hope that helps
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05 May 2005, 07:25
Thanks saurabhmalpani, Just realized my mistake - did not read the sentence fully - saw 'The rise' and immediately concluded that it requires a singular verb.
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05 May 2005, 07:26
Paul wrote:
D it is
We need plural verb so it's between D and E
E makes "try" and "mine" disjunct while they should be an integral part of "to try to do X"

Paul, I thought it required a singular verb, because
'The rise................has convinced'
but looks like my understanding is wrong, can you tell me why this requires a plural verb.

'The rise................has convinced' ... but you seem to have left 'and increase in the'.

So 'the RISE of -- and INCREASE of --' HAVE convinced the ...
So, naturally the answer is (D). Hope that helps.
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07 May 2005, 19:38
OA is D.
07 May 2005, 19:38
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