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# While all states face similar industrial waste problems, the

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12 Oct 2016, 04:48
SPLIT1) UNNECESSARY SEMICOLON IN C. THIS IS WRONG BECAUSE WE HAVE DEPENDENT CLAUSE, SEE THE WORD "WHILE", AND AN INDEPENDENT CLAUSE FOLLOWING. A SEMICOLON IS GOOD FOR 2 INDEPENDENT CLAUSES. C IS OUT.

SPLIT2) SVA. "PREDOMINATING INDUSTRIES AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT" PLURAL VERB NEEDED => DETERMINE. A, C AND D ARE OUT.

SPLIT3) SVA. EACH DOES NOT GO WITH PLURAL THEIR. B IS OUT.
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12 Oct 2016, 10:50
I choose E as well. Like most people have said: This is a typical sub-verb agreement issue.
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16 Nov 2016, 10:30
Can someone help me with the rule for "Each". When i read "each estate" I immediately thought the next question must be singular (ex: determines). After reading your posts, I agree with you that there are two items (ex: the predominant industries and the regulatory environment) and we need a plural verb (ex: determine). Further clarification on the correct usage of the word "each" will be welcome since I want to get this type of question correct the next time I see it. thank you in advance.

D) ...the predominant industries and the regulatory environment of each state obviously
determines

E)...the predominant industries and the regulatory environment of each state obviously determine
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13 Jan 2017, 11:03
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17 May 2017, 05:20
While all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominating industries and 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 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
(E) all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominant industries and the regulatory environment of each state obviously determine
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10 Sep 2017, 08:37
While all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominating industries and 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 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
(E) all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominant industries and the regulatory environment of each state obviously determine

Pure Subject Verb Agreement Question. Though there are other errors in few options.

C - Fragment - Missing Verb
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24 Sep 2017, 21:53
Two splits:
1. predominating industries and regulatory environment - compound subject, thus plural verb 'determine'. This eliminates A, C, and D.
2. meaning problem - the core of the sentence is trying to convey a contradiction by using the word 'while'. Read without the additional information, the core of the sentence says 'While all states face a similar problem...the predominating industries and regulatory environment of each determine the...<outcome>.
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01 Nov 2017, 13:58
what is the role of the word "face" here ?
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