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Unformatted text preview: th plural nouns, use plural verbs:
One third of the students have graduate degrees.
Fifty percent of the computers have CD-ROM drives.
Many researchers depend on grants from industry.
With collective nouns, use either singular or plural, depending on whether you want
to emphasize the single group or its individual members:
Half of my family lives/live in Canada.
All of the class is/are here.
Ten percent of the population is/are bilingual.
This is another reason, and this one's a bit harder to explain. In a nutshell, though, we can't
use a that noun clause with the word directive, just as we cannot with order, as hellogmat has
Originally posted by Malegria
10. However much United States voters may agree that there is waste in government and that the government
as a whole spends beyond its means, it is difficult to find broad support for a movement toward a minimal state.
(A) However much United States voters may agree that
(B) Despite the agreement among United States voters to the fact
(C) Although United States voters agree
(D) Even though United States voters may agree
(E) There is agreement among United States voters that This is a very commonly asked question. The reason C is not the answer is that C
changes the meaning.
Look at these simplified sentences:
• However much you complain, I will not change my mind.
This sentence means no matter how much you complain, I will not change my mind. - 30 – Powered by TestMagic www.TestMagic.com
www.sentencecorrection.com Or, to put it in a more precise way, my resolve to stick to my decision will not wane even if
the degree of your complaining increases.
This meaning is quite specific.
Now compare it to this sentence:
• Although you complain, I will not change my mind.
This sentence means even though you complain, I will not change my mind.
This meaning is pretty simple, and doesn't need any more explanation, I think.
So, even though the two meanings are quite close, they are in fact different, and
between two grammatically correct and...
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