This choice of answer corrects the error of the subject`s original chord by changing the plural with the singular dismisses. We`re staying with C and E. Scan for the difference between the two. C “employed the police” and E “employed the police.” That`s another theme of the verb. Unlike many languages, English treats “the police” as a plural name. It therefore requires the plural verb “employs.” That`s why the E response. The choice of the answer (A) leads to unnecessary foolishness which indicates that “wasps live in a society where wasps are composed… There is no need to repeat the word “she” here. The choice of the answer (B) communicates the point much more directly and is the best answer. Recognition of the subject/couple of ambiguous verbs in the other response options allowed us to take into account a much smaller pool of response options, only (A) and (B). We now know that (B) is the right answer! The verb MUST match the X part of the subject.
In the first version, we replace the plural with a singular; in the second, the singular subject becomes plural by incorporating the amending sentence. Either we`re working here as a correction. The object of the sentence is the plural word “hopes.” Therefore, the singular “nudged” would be wrong. 1) Split #1: China has a ton of people, but the name of the country itself is unique. The singular subject requires a singular verb that “was.” The answers with the plural verb “have been,” (A) – (D) are false. The general theme of the GMAT sentence correction agreement covers two general areas: (a) the agreement between pronouns and their predecessors, which is the subject of another post; and (b) the verb-subject agreement, the subject of this contribution. For starters, here are some good practices SC problems. The theme of the phrase is singular, “the boy,” and not the plural “many friends,” which means that the verb must also be singular. In addition, the sentence must keep the same meaning as it makes the celebration young. “Celebrating” is the right choice of response. One of the most common tricks that testers play on us when correcting GMAT phrases is that we lack a missing match between a subject and his verb.