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The rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, with a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, has been the subject of many news articles as of late.

A. The rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, with a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, has been

B. Rivals Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, against a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, have been

C. The rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, and Samsung, a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, has been

D. A rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, with Samsung, a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, has been

E. Jo Multinational technology company based in the United States, Apple, and the rivalry with a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, has been

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The rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, with a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, has been the subject of many news articles as of late.

Meaning analysis: The rival between 2 big companies has been the subject of many news. Also, we have some descriptive information about this companies.

Error analysis: commonly used idiom between X and Y” where X and Y perfectly //.
Subject “the rivalry” – singular – takes “has been” – singular – so we are fine here.
Present perfect correctly shows action started in the past (unknown time) and continuing in the present time.


A. The rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, with a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, has been

B. Rivals Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, against a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, have been
(where is "between"? we've lost the intended meaning. Now rivals of Apple against Samsung and has been the subject of latest news, "have been" doesn't connected properly with main verb "against", moreover distorts intended meaning)

C. The rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, and Samsung, a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, has been

D. A rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, with Samsung, a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, has been

E. Jo Multinational technology company based in the United States, Apple, and the rivalry with a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, has been
(total mess here, we have company and rivalry that "has been" the subject of latest news, at least "has" should be plural, awful)

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A. The rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, with a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, has been---wrong usage of between ....and ...

B. Rivals Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, against a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, have been--wrong, meaning change

C. The rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, and Samsung, a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, has been---correct,

D. A rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, with Samsung, a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, has been---wrong usage of between ...and ...

E. Jo Multinational technology company based in the United States, Apple, and the rivalry with a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, has been...----wrong usage
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The rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, with a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, has been the subject of many news articles as of late.

A. The rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, with a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, has been - rivalry between X and Y is correct idiom

B. Rivals Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, against a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, have been - illogical ; subject-verb agreement issue

C. The rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, and Samsung, a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, has been - Correct

D. A rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, with Samsung, a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, has been - rivalry between X and Y is correct idiom; also we need the rivalry as we are talking about a specific rivalry

E. A multinational technology company based in the United States, Apple, and the rivalry with a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, has been - subject and verb does not make sense and subject-verb agreement issue

A multinational technology company based in the United States and the rivalry with a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea is a compound subject(plural) and does not make sense with the verb


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The rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, with a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, has been the subject of many news articles as of late.

A. The rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, with a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, has been

B. Rivals Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, against a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, have been

C. The rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, and Samsung, a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, has been

D. A rivalry between Apple, a multinational technology company based in the United States, with Samsung, a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, has been

E. Jo Multinational technology company based in the United States, Apple, and the rivalry with a multinational conglomerate based in South Korea, Samsung, has been

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it is not obvious how to correct the original sentence.The sentence is too long and complex to try and correct, so we will have to use the answers.The correct idiomatic expression is between X and Y, therefore answers (A) and (D) are wrong. (B) is illogical, since it refers not to the Apple’s rivalry but to “Rivals Apple”. Answer(E) does use the right connector and; however, the organization of the sentence is illogical and it is not clear that Samsung is Apple’s rival.
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C is the answer, “ with” “and” are splits along with consistent order of both subjects apple and Samsung seem more logical.

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