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Top House Democrats, anxiously awaiting the findings of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, insists on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of if the Justice Department accuses President in wrongdoing.

a) insists on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of if the Justice Department accuses President in wrongdoing
b) insisted on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of whether the Justice Department accuses President of wrongdoing.
c) insists on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of if the Justice Department accused President in wrongdoing
d) insisted on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of whether the Justice Department accused President in wrongdoing.
e) insists on Sunday which their own investigations must go on regardless of if the Justice Department accuses President in wrongdoing




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Straight B.

Hi Arup ,
What was the approach?
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ArupRS wrote:
Straight B.

Hi Arup ,
What was the approach?


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First, what is the subject? The subject is "Top House Democrats" - Plural subject. So, A.C and E are wrong.
Now we are left with B and D.
This is a tricky part. You can either use idiom or S-V agreement again. Accused of is idiomatic but nit accused in(Please verify this part).
Accuses is the correct choice. Accused is not correct.
So B is correct.

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ArupRS wrote:
Straight B.

Hi Arup ,
What was the approach?


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First, what is the subject? The subject is "Top House Democrats" - Plural subject. So, A.C and E are wrong.
Now we are left with B and D.
This is a tricky part. You can either use idiom or S-V agreement again. Accused of is idiomatic but nit accused in(Please verify this part).
Accuses is the correct choice. Accused is not correct.
So B is correct.

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thank you Arup. Missed the Idiom part. Even Iw as confused between B and D.
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Top House Democrats, anxiously awaiting the findings of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, insists on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of if the Justice Department accuses President in wrongdoing.



a) insists on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of if the Justice Department accuses President in wrongdoing

Subject is Plural (THDs) , therefore verb "insists" is wrong. We need "insisted" from the given choices.

b) insisted on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of whether the Justice Department accuses President of wrongdoing.

c) insists on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of if the Justice Department accused President in wrongdoing

Subject is Plural (THDs) , therefore verb "insists" is wrong. We need "insisted" from the given choices.

We need "accuses" to make sense and not "accused"


d) insisted on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of whether the Justice Department accused President in wrongdoing.

We need "accuses" to make sense and not "accused"

e) insists on Sunday which their own investigations must go on regardless of if the Justice Department accuses President in wrongdoing

Subject is Plural (THDs) , therefore verb "insists" is wrong. We need "insisted" from the given choices.

Use of "which" is wrong here.

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Can anyone please let me know which one is correct ...." President of wrongdoing" or " president in wrongdoing"

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Can anyone please let me know which one is correct ...." President of wrongdoing" or " president in wrongdoing"

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Actual question should be accuses president of wrongdoing v/s accuses president in wrongdoing.
I think accuses of is the correct form.
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Can anyone please let me know which one is correct ...." President of wrongdoing" or " president in wrongdoing"

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Correct idiom is Accuse X of Y.

You should not connect "President + of"

You should look for "Accuse + of"

In place of President, it can be anything else.

Accuse teacher of slapping

Accuse staff of misbehaving

Accuse John of robbing
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Top House Democrats, anxiously awaiting the findings of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, insists on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of if the Justice Department accuses President in wrongdoing.

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a) insists on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of if the Justice Department accuses President in wrongdoing

There are two actions here. 1) Robert insisted on Sunday that their own investigations must go on. 2) Whether justice accuses president in wrongdoing. Here action 1 is completed and action 2 is yet to happen. So action we have to use insisted rather than insists and for action 2 we have to use futuristic accuses rather than accused. So this choice can be ELIMINATED
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b) insisted on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of whether the Justice Department accuses President of wrongdoing.

This is the only choice which conveys the intended meaning. So CORRECT
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c) insists on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of if the Justice Department accused President in wrongdoing

Same error as in option A. So ELIMINATED
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d) insisted on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of whether the Justice Department accused President in wrongdoing.

Here accused is used instead if accuses. So ELIMINATED
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e) insists on Sunday which their own investigations must go on regardless of if the Justice Department accuses President in wrongdoing

Same error as in option A. So ELIMINATED

OPTION: B
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b) insisted on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of whether the Justice Department accuses President of wrongdoing.
B is itself incorrect. We can't "accuse President". :)

You can fix B by:
1. Adding a name for the person (accuses President Trump of wrongdoing)
or
2. Adding a the before President (accuses the President of wrongdoing).
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b) insisted on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of whether the Justice Department accuses President of wrongdoing.
B is itself incorrect. We can't "accuse President". :)

You can fix B by:
1. Adding a name for the person (accuses President Trump of wrongdoing)
or
2. Adding a the before President (accuses the President of wrongdoing).


This difference is so subtle that it goes unnoticed every time. :)

Please clear my thought process ;

When we say only "President" , we are using a "noun" that has no real reference or has a general reference, and that is wrong.

When we say "President Trump" or " The President", we mean someone particular about whom we are talking.

I have two queries :

1. When we can remove the articles " A , An, and The" before the noun?

2. When this removal of article changes the meaning and how the meaning changes?
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AjiteshArun wrote:
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b) insisted on Sunday that their own investigations must go on regardless of whether the Justice Department accuses President of wrongdoing.
B is itself incorrect. We can't "accuse President". :)

You can fix B by:
1. Adding a name for the person (accuses President Trump of wrongdoing)
or
2. Adding a the before President (accuses the President of wrongdoing).



I agree with you Ajitesh. You are right. It should have been " President Trump" or " the President" .
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This difference is so subtle that it goes unnoticed every time. :)

Please clear my thought process ;

When we say only "President" , we are using a "noun" that has no real reference or has a general reference, and that is wrong.

When we say "President Trump" or " The President", we mean someone particular about whom we are talking.

I have two queries :

1. When we can remove the articles " A , An, and The" before the noun?

2. When this removal of article changes the meaning and how the meaning changes?
Check whether the noun is plural or singular (if it is singular, check whether it is a countable noun). We don't always need an article before a plural noun unless we're trying to specify something (but we must have something before a singular noun, as long as it is not a name or a non-count noun). So we can say:
Movies are great.

but we can't say
Movie is great.

This doesn't apply to mass (non-count) nouns, however, so something like this is fine:
Water is essential for life.

Both this article and this article do a more complete job of explaining this.
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Can anyone please let me know which one is correct ...." President of wrongdoing" or " president in wrongdoing"

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President of wrongdoing goes better here.
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