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While a decline in stock prices have led to skepticism that there is a recession clearly inescapable, many theorists see the current economic climate as an opportunity to build infrastructure and develop the economy of the future.
A) have led to skepticism that there is a recession clearly
B) led to skepticism for there being recession that are clearly
C) has led to skepticism that a recession is clearly
D) have led to skepticism for a recession clearly being
E) led to skepticism for a recession that are clearly

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Decline is singular, requires singular verb so it has to be 'HAS'
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I was wondering which one should be better between C & E, and I chose E. Could you help explain why C, not E, is correct? Many thanks.
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I was wondering which one should be better between C & E, and I chose E. Could you help explain why C, not E, is correct? Many thanks.

E is incorrect because of the use of 'are' for recession.

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Many thanks. I almost forgot "are". Btw, related to "skepticism", using "for" or "that" is still fine without any change in meaning?
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I was wondering which one should be better between C & E, and I chose E. Could you help explain why C, not E, is correct? Many thanks.

Hi phuulinh225, I will try to explain it to you.

While a decline in stock prices have led to skepticism that there is a recession clearly inescapable, many theorists see the current economic climate as an opportunity to build infrastructure and develop the economy of the future.
A) have led to skepticism that there is a recession clearly
B) led to skepticism for there being recession that are clearly
C) has led to skepticism that a recession is clearly
D) have led to skepticism for a recession clearly being
E) led to skepticism for a recession that are clearly

Split #1: the first verb has to refer to "decline", which is a singular noun. Hence, the verb form has to be singular too. This precludes A) and D), because they have plural verb forms.

Split #2: The second verb refers to recession, which is a singular noun. Thus, the verb form needs to be singular as well. This precludes B) and E).

This leaves us with C, which is the correct sentence.

As you can see, E is wrong because of the use of "are".

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phuulinh225 wrote:
Many thanks. I almost forgot "are". Btw, related to "skepticism", using "for" or "that" is still fine without any change in meaning?

Yes both are correct, it depends on what follows after the proposition.

For better clarity you can go through this...

https://english.stackexchange.com/quest ... -skeptical

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