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# They each was great tennis players (b) is (c) are (d)

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Director
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They each was great tennis players (b) is (c) are (d) [#permalink]

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05 Dec 2007, 18:23
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They each was great tennis players

(b) is
(c) are
(d) has been
(e) to be

Please explain the raionale behind the anwer choice..
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Joined: 09 Oct 2007
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05 Dec 2007, 18:31
Beyond700 wrote:
They each was great tennis players

They is a plural pronoun that requires a plural verb regardless of 'each', which doesn't modify the number of the subject when it comes after the noun/pronoun.

The only option I see is are. C.

If only all were like this one
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05 Dec 2007, 18:44
asdert wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
They each was great tennis players

They is a plural pronoun that requires a plural verb regardless of 'each', which doesn't modify the number of the subject when it comes after the noun/pronoun.

The only option I see is are. C.

If only all were like this one

Thank you I was just trying to confirm the above reasoning...

If GMAT is as easy as above, it would loose its charm !!
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05 Dec 2007, 20:02
vscid wrote:
Beyond700 wrote:
They each was great tennis players

(b) is
(c) are
(d) has been
(e) to be

Please explain the raionale behind the anwer choice..

whats the ans man?

It looks we are sailing on the same about...
I was not aware of this rule until this morning..

There you go...

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They is a plural pronoun that requires a plural verb regardless of 'each', which doesn't modify the number of the subject when it comes after the noun/pronoun.

The only option I see is are. C.

If only all were like this one
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05 Dec 2007, 21:27
Damn right about the gmat, Beyond700. Where would the fun be, right?

This is also the case for every.
05 Dec 2007, 21:27
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