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"The Victoria Rooms", a building that houses the music department of the University of Bristol, has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as has the fountain, lamps, balustrades, and statues at the front of the building.


A. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as has the fountain, lamps

B. have been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as have the fountain, lamps

C. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, so have the fountain, lamps

D. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as have the fountain, lamps

E. have been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance; so have the fountain and lamps


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"The Victoria Rooms", a building that houses the music department of the University of Bristol, has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as has the fountain, lamps, balustrades, and statues at the front of the building.


A. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as has the fountain, lamps

B. have been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as have the fountain, lamps

C. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, so have the fountain, lamps

D. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as have the fountain, lamps

E. have been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance; so have the fountain and lamps


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Although the subject of the main clause of the sentence is "The Victoria Rooms", a clarifying (and non-underlined) part of the stem sentence ("a building that houses") specifies that this is a plural-sounding name for a singular noun. B and E are thus wrong for use of the verb "have". Meanwhile, A is incorrect because the subject of the second half of the sentence is all of "fountain, lamps, balustrades, and statues" – clearly plural, even though the first word is singular. This leaves C and D, both of which are correct in subject-verb agreement; unfortunately, C has a comma splice because of "so", which functions as a coordinating adverb and not a conjunction like "as". Stick with D.
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"The Victoria Rooms", a building that houses the music department of the University of Bristol, has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as has the fountain, lamps, balustrades, and statues at the front of the building.


A. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as has the fountain, lamps

B. have been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as have the fountain, lamps

C. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, so have the fountain, lamps

D. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as have the fountain, lamps

E. have been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance; so have the fountain and lamps




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Although the subject of the main clause of the sentence is "The Victoria Rooms", a clarifying (and non-underlined) part of the stem sentence ("a building that houses") specifies that this is a plural-sounding name for a singular noun. B and E are thus wrong for use of the verb "have". Meanwhile, A is incorrect because the subject of the second half of the sentence is all of "fountain, lamps, balustrades, and statues" – clearly plural, even though the first word is singular. This leaves C and D, both of which are correct in subject-verb agreement; unfortunately, C has a comma splice because of "so", which functions as a coordinating adverb and not a conjunction like "as". Stick with D.



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disenapati wrote:
"The Victoria Rooms", a building that houses the music department of the University of Bristol, has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as has the fountain, lamps, balustrades, and statues at the front of the building.


A. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as has the fountain, lamps

B. have been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as have the fountain, lamps

C. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, so have the fountain, lamps

D. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as have the fountain, lamps

E. have been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance; so have the fountain and lamps




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Official Explanation -



Although the subject of the main clause of the sentence is "The Victoria Rooms", a clarifying (and non-underlined) part of the stem sentence ("a building that houses") specifies that this is a plural-sounding name for a singular noun. B and E are thus wrong for use of the verb "have". Meanwhile, A is incorrect because the subject of the second half of the sentence is all of "fountain, lamps, balustrades, and statues" – clearly plural, even though the first word is singular. This leaves C and D, both of which are correct in subject-verb agreement; unfortunately, C has a comma splice because of "so", which functions as a coordinating adverb and not a conjunction like "as". Stick with D.



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Can u please elaborate more on how "have" is behaving in option D??

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"The Victoria Rooms", a building that houses the music department of the University of Bristol, has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as has the fountain, lamps, balustrades, and statues at the front of the building.


A. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as has the fountain, lamps

B. have been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as have the fountain, lamps

C. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, so have the fountain, lamps

D. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as have the fountain, lamps

E. have been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance; so have the fountain and lamps


IMO D.

Options A, B and E are wrong due to SV disagreement. The Victoria Rooms is a name of a building and hence is singular and needs a singular verb 'has'.
fountain, lamps, balustrades and statues is a plural compound noun and hence need 'have'.

Out of options C and D, D is better because of proper conjunction 'as'.
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"The Victoria Rooms", a building that houses the music department of the University of Bristol, has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as has the fountain, lamps, balustrades, and statues at the front of the building.


A. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as has the fountain, lamps

B. have been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as have the fountain, lamps

C. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, so have the fountain, lamps

D. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as have the fountain, lamps

E. have been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance; so have the fountain and lamps


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Imo D

This is classic S_V error problem with sentence inversion.

The "The Victoria Rooms" is a single buildings so singular verb is correct.
Now in the second part of the sentence there many subjects so we have to give then a plural verb. Also to maintain parallelism we have to use as.
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"The Victoria Rooms", a building that houses the music department of the University of Bristol, has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as has the fountain, lamps, balustrades, and statues at the front of the building.


A. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as has the fountain, lamps

B. have been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as have the fountain, lamps

C. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, so have the fountain, lamps

D. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as have the fountain, lamps

E. have been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance; so have the fountain and lamps


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Imo D

This is classic S_V error problem with sentence inversion.

The "The Victoria Rooms" is a single buildings so singular verb is correct.
Now in the second part of the sentence there many subjects so we have to give then a plural verb. Also to maintain parallelism we have to use as.



arvind910619 Can you please explain how a sentence inversion happens or works?
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arvind910619 wrote:
disenapati wrote:
"The Victoria Rooms", a building that houses the music department of the University of Bristol, has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as has the fountain, lamps, balustrades, and statues at the front of the building.


A. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as has the fountain, lamps

B. have been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as have the fountain, lamps

C. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, so have the fountain, lamps

D. has been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance, as have the fountain, lamps

E. have been designated a Grade II building of historical or architectural significance; so have the fountain and lamps


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Imo D

This is classic S_V error problem with sentence inversion.

The "The Victoria Rooms" is a single buildings so singular verb is correct.
Now in the second part of the sentence there many subjects so we have to give then a plural verb. Also to maintain parallelism we have to use as.



arvind910619 Can you please explain how a sentence inversion happens or works?


From wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverted_sentence

An inverted sentence is a sentence in a normally subject-first language in which the predicate (verb) comes before the subject (noun)..

Down the street lived the man and his wife without anyone suspecting that they were really spies for a foreign power.
Because there is no object following the verb, the noun phrase after the verb "lived" can be decoded as subject without any problem. In English, such an inversion often introduces do-support.

Never again will you do that.
Hardly ever does he come to class on time.
Not only was Mary Ann Shadd famous for helping escaped slaves, but she was also the first African Canadian woman to establish a newspaper.

Inversion after other structures

So high is Mount Everest that climbers can take only a couple of steps per minute as they near the summit.
Off the coast of North Carolina lie the Barrier Islands, a popular summer resort area.

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