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While every person feels entitled to self-determination, a person's genetic makeup and the sociological factors experienced during the formative years enables sociologists to predict the level of self-determination one may eventually exhibit.

(A) every person feels entitled to self-determination, a person's genetic makeup and the sociological factors experienced during the formative years enables

(B) each person feels entitled to self-determination, peoples' genetic makeup and the sociological factors experienced during the formative years enable

(C) all people feel entitled to self-determination, a person's genetic makeup and the sociological factors experienced during the formative years enables

(D) each person feel entitled to self-determination, peoples' genetic makeup and the sociological factors experienced during the formative years enables

(E) every person feels entitled to self-determination, a person's genetic makeup and the sociological factors experience during the formative years enable



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tarek99 wrote:
While every person feels entitled to self-determination, a person's genetic makeup and the sociological factors experienced during the formative years enables sociologists to predict the level of self-determination one may eventually exhibit.

(A) every person feels entitled to self-determination, a person's genetic makeup and the sociological factors experienced during the formative years enables

(B) each person feels entitled to self-determination, peoples' genetic makeup and the sociological factors experienced during the formative years enable

(C) all people feel entitled to self-determination, a person's genetic makeup and the sociological factors experienced during the formative years enables

(D) each person feel entitled to self-determination, peoples' genetic makeup and the sociological factors experienced during the formative years enables

(E) every person feels entitled to self-determination, a person's genetic makeup and the sociological factors experience during the formative years enable

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Compound Subject genetic makeup and the sociological factors. Plural subject needs plural verb. Hence B & E remain. The non underlined part contains one may eventually exhibit.
suggesting that the referent needs to be singular. Hence E.

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agree with icandy. I pick E for the same reasons.
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i dunno why i feel the answer is B..

shud it be "the sociological factors experience" (as in E) or "the sociological factors experienced" (as in B). I think it shud be because of this...

If not, someone please help !!

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i dunno why i feel the answer is B..

shud it be "the sociological factors experience" (as in E) or "the sociological factors experienced" (as in B). I think it shud be because of this...

If not, someone please help !!



I did not notice it. I still believe that it's a typo. I will be bummed if E has experience.

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Can some one explain choosing each vs. every??
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tarek, whats the QA, I am inclined towards E too .

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New post 28 Oct 2008, 03:17
The OA is E, but I chose B. Would someone please explain why? and what's the difference between "each" and "every"? and what's wrong with B?
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for your information, there is no typo in this problem. I just copied the problem and then pasted it in this post. I didn't type a single word here, so it is 100% accurate.

EDIT: ok, according to the OE, "every" talks about every person or all the people within the population. As for "each", you're basically focusing only on the people that you're talking and you're implying that what holds true for those people doesn't hold the same for the rest of the population.

I know that I didn't make any typo, but may be there is a typo in the question itself regarding "experience" in option E. But I know for sure that there is no typo from my side.

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