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A. Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments are change for the better that signify disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past
B. Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments are change for the better that signifies disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past
C. Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments is change for the better that signifies disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past
D. Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments is change for the better that signify disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past
E. Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments are changes for the better that signifies disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past
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A. Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments are change for the better that signify disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past
B. Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments are change for the better that signifies disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past
C. Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments is change for the better that signifies disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past
D. Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments is change for the better that signify disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past
E. Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments are changes for the better that signifies disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past


A - S-V disagreement; ‘change’ is the singular subject; ‘is' must be the verb -- wrong; “change that signify” is also S-V mismatch

B - S-V disagreement; ‘change’ is the singular subject; ‘is' must be the verb -- wrong

C - Correct Choice: 'change' and 'is' - the correct S-V combination; ‘change that signifies’ is the correct S-V match

D - “change for the better that signify” - incorrect S-V agreement

E - 'change' and 'are' - incorrect S-V agreement; “changes that signifies” -- another S-V mismatch


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Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments are change for the better that signify disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past

verb are has to agree with the subject factors, am I right?

I chose B as the answer, where am I going wrong?

Choice B also has change... ... ...that signifies
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Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments are change for the better that signify disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past

verb are has to agree with the subject factors, am I right?

I chose B as the answer, where am I going wrong?

Choice B also has change... ... ...that signifies


It's even worse than that. "factors" is not subject. We have here a compound subject - all your underlined clusters of words - joined by "and" which, the subject I mean, is after predicate due to inversion. It must be definitely treated as plural!
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I chose B too.
Among the various factors-
that foster innovative accomplishments are
(change for the better that signify disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past) Must be parallel.
B seems absolutely correct. Foster is plural too.

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B is not correct.

B. Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments are change for the better that signifies disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past

change is the noun for the verb "are" which is incorrect. To keep "are" the noun needs to be "changes" or the verb needs to be "is".

Also, the items in the list are disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past.

Change for the better is NOT a part of the list.
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Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments are change for the better that signify disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past

verb are has to agree with the subject factors, am I right?

I chose B as the answer, where am I going wrong?

Choice B also has change... ... ...that signifies



hi hideyoshi, AndriyBondarenko and jiveshjuneja,
please note the verb 'are' is referring to 'change' in 'change for the better' and not factors..
for example...
we can say.. among the best cricket players in the world is sachin...
or ...among the best cricket players in the world are sachin and saurav...
hope it clears the doubt ...
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Ah yes... You are right right. Thats a very good question then.

So the sentence now looks like
Among the various factors is change for the better that
1. signify disruption of routine
2. deviation from the normal
3. redirection from the past.

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Good example where subject comes after verb. Most people fall for that. Even I did and chose B.
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I know that GMAT doesn't test punctuation, but here punctuation is really confusing. we need comma + and when we have a list of 3 and more examples, and no comma but and when we have 2 examples.
neither of the answer choices follows this condition.

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A superb question. Option B fits the bill w.r.t. S-V-A. However should we not have comma before "and redirection from the past" ? Experts please explain ? chetan2u can you help ?
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A superb question. Option B fits the bill w.r.t. S-V-A. However should we not have comma before "and redirection from the past" ? Experts please explain ? chetan2u can you help ?


A comma before "and + last item in a list" is optional:

Correct - A, B and C.
Also correct - A, B, and C.

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How can we tell for sure "change for the better" is not part of the list? Is vs. are here is key, but normally three things that include x, y and z would be looked at as a list.

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How can we tell for sure "change for the better" is not part of the list? Is vs. are here is key, but normally three things that include x, y and z would be looked at as a list.


Meaning intended: change for the better includes disruption, deviation and redirection. Though grammatically correct, deviation and redirection cannot be parallel to change. Deviation and redirection (along with disruption) ARE the change.

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I think this the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate.

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I think this the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate.


Please mention your doubt specifically, so that we may address it properly.

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Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments are change for the better that signify disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past -

There is a clear S-V ambiguity --- among the various factors only 1 of them we are dealing here and it has to be in a singular tone --

1. pause after accomplishments , is change for the better that signifies ...


C. Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments is change for the better that signifies disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past.

C is the best choice

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hideyoshi wrote:
Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments are change for the better that signify disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past

verb are has to agree with the subject factors, am I right?

I chose B as the answer, where am I going wrong?

Choice B also has change... ... ...that signifies



hi hideyoshi, AndriyBondarenko and jiveshjuneja,
please note the verb 'are' is referring to 'change' in 'change for the better' and not factors..
for example...
we can say.. among the best cricket players in the world is sachin...
or ...among the best cricket players in the world are sachin and saurav...
hope it clears the doubt ...



Hi,
There is slight difference in the example you gave and the given sentence
among the best cricket players in the world is sachin......this is perfectly valid, since the best is singuliar
among the various cricket players in the world is sachin ? ...........this changes meaning

Am I missing something?
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Among the various factors that foster innovative accomplishments are change for the better that signify disruption of the routine, deviation from the normal and redirection from the past

verb are has to agree with the subject factors, am I right?

I chose B as the answer, where am I going wrong?

Choice B also has change... ... ...that signifies



hi hideyoshi, AndriyBondarenko and jiveshjuneja,
please note the verb 'are' is referring to 'change' in 'change for the better' and not factors..
for example...
we can say.. among the best cricket players in the world is sachin...
or ...among the best cricket players in the world are sachin and saurav...
hope it clears the doubt ...



Hi,
There is slight difference in the example you gave and the given sentence
among the best cricket players in the world is sachin......this is perfectly valid, since the best is singuliar
among the various cricket players in the world is sachin ? ...........this changes meaning

Am I missing something?
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I am not very clear about your point. The examples that Chetan gave are perfectly alright - both sentences are examples of subject-verb flip (i.e. the verb comes before the subject).

Sentence 1:
Sachin IS among the......
Flip: Among the ..... IS Sachin. (subject: Sachin, verb: is - singular)

Sachin and Saurav ARE among the......
Flip: Among the ..... ARE Sachin and Saurav. (subject: Sachin and Saurav, verb: are - plural)

It does not matter what follows "among the....".

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hi hideyoshi, AndriyBondarenko and jiveshjuneja,
please note the verb 'are' is referring to 'change' in 'change for the better' and not factors..
for example...
we can say.. among the best cricket players in the world is sachin...
or ...among the best cricket players in the world are sachin and saurav...
hope it clears the doubt ...



Hi,
There is slight difference in the example you gave and the given sentence
among the best cricket players in the world is sachin......this is perfectly valid, since the best is singuliar
among the various cricket players in the world is sachin ? ...........this changes meaning

Am I missing something?
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I am not very clear about your point. The examples that Chetan gave are perfectly alright - both sentences are examples of subject-verb flip (i.e. the verb comes before the subject).

Sentence 1:
Sachin IS among the......
Flip: Among the ..... IS Sachin. (subject: Sachin, verb: is - singular)

Sachin and Saurav ARE among the......
Flip: Among the ..... ARE Sachin and Saurav. (subject: Sachin and Saurav, verb: are - plural)

It does not matter what follows "among the....".


Hi,
My point is in the 1st sentence, we are using is, while in 2nd sentence we are using are
The correct answer, uses is, while factors is plural. I'm unable to understand that discrepancy.
And if we take change as subject, then use of is seems like we are asking a question, which changes meaning
example : among the various cricket players in the world is sachin..... ?
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