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10 Jun 2014, 08:43
E. Correct. This sentence makes the clear distinction between the problem all states share and the conditions each state faces;subject and verb agree.
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01 Jul 2014, 03:01
(A) all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominating industries and regulatory environment of the states obviously determines
the conjunction 'and' changed the subject to plural . Subject -verb agreement error.

(B) each state faces a similar industrial waste problem, their predominant industries and regulatory environment obviously determine

each state (singular) - their (plural). Subject verb error.

(C) all states face a similar industrial waste problem, their predominating industries and regulatory environment obviously determines
error - Same as choice B

(D) each state faces similar industrial waste problems, the predominant industries and regulatory environment of each state obviously determines
same error as above

(E) all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominant industries and the regulatory environment of each state obviously determine

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18 Sep 2014, 09:10
(A) all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominating industries and regulatory environment of the states obviously determines
(B) each state faces a similar industrial waste problem, their predominant industries and regulatory environment obviously determine
(C) all states face a similar industrial waste problem, their predominating industries and regulatory environment obviously determines
(D) each state faces similar industrial waste problems, the predominant industries and regulatory environment of each state obviously determines
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24 Feb 2015, 22:19
The correct answer is E. It must be all not each.
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10 Mar 2015, 08:25
+ All/each --> All: Each cannot face similar problems --> Eliminate B & D
+ Determines/Determine --> Determine: Plural form as the Sibject is "predominant industries" and "regulatory environment" --> Eliminate C & A.
==> E correct. Recheck its grammatical, meaning & concision : okay.

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Chose E. It must be determine not determines.
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19 May 2015, 09:15
E .

all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominant industries and the regulatory environment of each state obviously determine

logically makes sense.
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19 May 2015, 22:59
1st POE:-

all states vs each state - it should be all which leaves us with A ,C & D

2nd POE:-

determine (used for plural) vs determines (used for singular) which leaves us with only E

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While all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominating industries and the regulatory environment of the states obviously determines the types and amounts of waste produced, as well as the cost of disposal.

A. all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominating industries and the regulatory environment of the states obviously determines
Combined subject "the predominating industries and the regulatory environment of the states" needs Plural verb "determine" not determines - SV Number agreement error - Incorrect

B. each state faces a similar industrial waste problem, their predominant industries and regulatory environment obviously determine
Their - plural is used for singular "Each state" - Pronoun Number agreement error

C. all states face a similar industrial waste problem; their predominating industries and regulatory environment obviously determines
Combined subject "their predominating industries and the regulatory environment " needs Plural verb "determine" not determines - SV Number agreement error - Incorrect

D. each state faces similar industrial waste problem, the predominant industries and the regulatory environment of each state obviously determines
Combined subject "their predominating industries and the regulatory environment " needs Plural verb "determine" not determines - SV Number agreement error - Incorrect

E. all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominant industries and the regulatory environment of each state obviously determine
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(A) all states face similar industrial waste problems[, the predominating industries and regulatory environment of the states obviously determines

The Council (singular) determines. The council members (plural) determine. Hence "the predominating industries and regulatory environment of the states determine, not determines

(B) each state faces a similar industrial waste problem, their predominant industries and regulatory environment obviously determine

fixes the problems in A but introduces a new one with "each state" (singular) and "their" (plural).

(C) all states face a similar industrial waste problem, their predominating industries and regulatory environment obviously determines

again, determines for reasons given above

(D) each state faces similar industrial waste problems, the predominant industries and regulatory environment of each state obviously determines

fixes the problem with (B), but "determines" are wrong for reasons given above

(E) all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominant industries and the regulatory environment of each state obviously determine

all good, except I'm a bit squeamish about using "problems"

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25 Nov 2015, 10:52
IMO ‘problems’ should be ok with similar

Similar is a comparison marker. Similar to what is the question. There must be more than one factor if one wants to use similar.

If there was only one problem, then it would be more appropriate to use the term ‘the same’ as in “all the states or each state faces the same problem”.

Please note that the article ‘the’ refers to a single item.
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is choice D right answer, without subject-verb error?

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is choice D right answer, without subject-verb error?

Although there is no S-V error, option D is wrong because of meaning issues:

Each has a different problem.. correct. ( Problem of X is different from problem of Y. Problem of X is different from problem of Z, problem of Z is different from problem of X . .. meaning is clear)
All have similar problems .... correct. (Problem of X, problem of Y and problem of Z are all similar........ meaning is clear)
Each has a similar problem...awkward (Problem of X is similar....similar to what is not clear, since only one problem is referred to in the sentence).

In general, "different" works for "each" ; "similar" works for "all".

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Wow! Thank you somuch. You made my doubt about 'each' and 'all' usage very clear .

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Just a quick doubt, what is the subject in 'their predominating industries and regulatory environment obviously determines'.

A quick word would be appreciated.

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While all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominating industries and the regulatory environment of the states obviously determines the types and amounts of waste produced, as well as the cost of disposal.

A. all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominating industries and the regulatory environment of the states obviously determines - the verb "determines" is singular while the subject is plural - "the predominating industries and the regulatory environment ". Hence S+V don't agree in number.
B. each state faces a similar industrial waste problem, their predominant industries and regulatory environment obviously determine - "their" is plural but the subject is "each state" which is singular. Again S+V disagreement in number
C. all states face a similar industrial waste problem; their predominating industries and regulatory environment obviously determines - unnecessary semicolon.
D. each state faces similar industrial waste problem, the predominant industries and the regulatory environment of each state obviously determines - same explanation as A
E. all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominant industries and the regulatory environment of each state obviously determine - Everything is correct. "Determine" is plural and agrees with plural subject "the predominant industries and the regulatory environment "

I think the answer should be E. What is the OA please?

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Just a quick doubt, what is the subject in 'their predominating industries and regulatory environment obviously determines'.

Hi jjindal, predominating industries and regulatory environment is the subject, and it is a plural subject.
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any expert can help me solve the SVA problem

IMO, I view "the predominant industries and the regulatory environment " as a singular noun, because it is a group , "of each state" is modifier, so the subject is singular noun, that's why I pick up D rather than E.

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any expert can help me solve the SVA problem

IMO, I can understand that compound subject need a plural verb,
eg: Lin and Guy drive to work, (MANHATTAN P 43),
but this case,
although compound subject is connect by "and", I view "the predominant industries and the regulatory environment " as a singular subject, because it is a group , "of each state" is modifier, it means each state has the group issue, so the subject is singular noun, that's why I pick up D rather than E.

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any expert can help me solve the SVA problem

IMO, I view "the predominant industries and the regulatory environment " as a singular noun, because it is a group , "of each state" is modifier, so the subject is singular noun, that's why I pick up D rather than E.

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Each state has multiple predominant industries. Each state has one regulatory environment as well. Although each state is singular, the industries within the state is plural. Moreover when you add "environment" to the already plural "industries", it becomes even more plural . Consider this way: The industries and the environment of state X .... this is a plural subject.

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While all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominating industries and the regulatory environment of the states obviously determines the types and amounts of waste produced, as well as the cost of disposal.

A. all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominating industries and the regulatory environment of the states obviously determines - the verb "determines" is singular while the subject is plural - "the predominating industries and the regulatory environment ". Hence S+V don't agree in number.
B. each state faces a similar industrial waste problem, their predominant industries and regulatory environment obviously determine - "their" is plural but the subject is "each state" which is singular. Again S+V disagreement in number
C. all states face a similar industrial waste problem; their predominating industries and regulatory environment obviously determines - unnecessary semicolon.
D. each state faces similar industrial waste problem, the predominant industries and the regulatory environment of each state obviously determines - same explanation as A
E. all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominant industries and the regulatory environment of each state obviously determine - Everything is correct. "Determine" is plural and agrees with plural subject "the predominant industries and the regulatory environment "

I think the answer should be E. What is the OA please?

Is it possible to correct option B by changing Their to its.

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