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Though they are found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.

a) Though they are found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.

b) Though found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.

c) Though they are found in cities, suburbs, and in even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.

d) The much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase, even though they are found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country.

e) The much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop, still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase, even though these businesses are found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country.

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Though they are found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.

a) Though they are found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.

b) Though found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.

c) Though they are found in cities, suburbs, and in even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.

d) The much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase, even though they are found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country.

e) The much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop, still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase, even though these businesses are found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country.

My answer:
The pronoun "They" here does not clearly refers to the subject.
So eliminate A,C and D.

Beetween B & E now,

In E, the subject "The much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop" doesn't have any verb attached to.
The part "still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many" is written as a modifier which doesnt make any sense.

Hope it helps,
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Though they are found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.

a) Though they are found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.

b) Though found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.

c) Though they are found in cities, suburbs, and in even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.

d) The much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase, even though they are found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country.

e) The much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop, still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase, even though these businesses are found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country.


My approach was to eliminate options, firstly on the basis of S-V agreement. You cannot refer to the subject as singular at one place and plural at another.
This eliminates A , C and D.
Next step was to look at the construction. Clearly, E has a weird construction structure which is evident from reading, hearing and logic.
The sentence doesn't complete itself. Try removing the part between commas (which is the modifier ). The sentence is missing proper construction.
This leaves us with B which uses proper combination of S-V along with sentence construction.
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Here coffee shop is found everywhere and is a symbol of sth. It is a singular subject and needs a singular verb.

Plural Pronoun they is used to refer to coffee shop incorrectly in options A, C and D.

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Though they are found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.

a) Though they are found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.

c) Though they are found in cities, suburbs, and in even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.

d) The much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase, even though they are found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country. here they even seems to refer to many people as though people are found in different places changing the meaning.


e) The much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop, still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase, even though these businesses are found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country.

still considered phrase is a modifier defining coffee shop and there is no verb in main sentence for subject.

b) Though found in cities, suburbs, and even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.

Remaining choice B is the right answer as it removes all the flaws.
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is the below sentence correct? i have used IN

Though found in cities, suburbs, and IN even quite rural areas across the country, the much-loved, much-loathed high-end coffee shop is still considered a symbol of “the new consumerism” by many who have never heard the phrase.
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