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# While cost savings and employee satisfaction have led many businesses

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While cost savings and employee satisfaction have led many businesses to adopt friendly work-from-home policies, a growing sentiment among managers is that the benefit of a communal office environment, with its centralized location for both collaboration and accountability, are enough to justify the costs of brick-and-mortar office space.

(A) benefit of

(B) benefit derived from

(C) benefits that are from

(D ) benefits of

(E) benefit that employees get from

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19 Mar 2017, 20:07
Are enough..so the subject should be plural.
I.e. benefits

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19 Mar 2017, 22:11
While cost savings and employee satisfaction have led many businesses to adopt friendly work-from-home policies, a growing sentiment among managers is that the benefit of a communal office environment, with its centralized location for both collaboration and accountability, are enough to justify the costs of brick-and-mortar office space.

In original sentence, the plural verb are requires a plural subject. Benefits is appropriate in this case.

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While cost savings and employee satisfaction have led many businesses to adopt friendly work-from-home policies, a growing sentiment among managers is that the benefit of a communal office environment, with its centralized location for both collaboration and accountability, are enough to justify the costs of brick-and-mortar office space.

(A) benefit of

(B) benefit derived from

(C) benefits that are from

(D ) benefits of

(E) benefit that employees get from

Benefit of what?.... comminal office env with..blah bla and blah bla, plural!

BENEFITS

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28 Mar 2017, 15:33
ashwink wrote:
While cost savings and employee satisfaction have led many businesses to adopt friendly work-from-home policies, a growing sentiment among managers is that the benefit of a communal office environment, with its centralized location for both collaboration and accountability, are enough to justify the costs of brick-and-mortar office space.

(A) benefit of

(B) benefit derived from

(C) benefits that are from

(D ) benefits of

(E) benefit that employees get from

OFFICIAL SOLUTION

This subject-verb agreement problem takes a different angle at testing that relationship between subject and verb. Whereas most agreement problems let you choose the verb to pair with a given noun, here you have to choose between subjects for a fixed verb. The key then is to find that verb, which is "are enough to justify..." about a dozen words past the underline. Since you're stuck with the plural verb "are" you must have a plural subject, "benefits."
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05 Apr 2017, 08:41
Plural subject takes plural verb and singular subject takes singular verb form.

It is very important to understand the complete sentence i.e. the non-underlined part of the sentence can give great hints for analyzing the meaning and the structure of the sentence.

'benefit' is the subject of the relative clause and its verb is 'are'. They do not agree in number. The correct answer thus is 'benefits of'.
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This subject-verb agreement problem takes a different angle at testing that relationship between subject and verb. Whereas most agreement problems let you choose the verb to pair with a given noun, here you have to choose between subjects for a fixed verb. The key then is to find that verb, which is "are enough to justify..." about a dozen words past the underline. Since you're stuck with the plural verb "are" you must have a plural subject, "benefits."
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