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Industrial Waste Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:53 am
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While all states face similar industrial waste problems the predominating industries and the 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 the 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 the 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

OA E

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Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:17 am
This one is basically a Subject-Verb Agreement.

Subject : the predominant industries and the regulatory environment

Verb : determine

Both are plural.

So E

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Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:30 am
[quote="komal"]While all states face similar industrial waste problems the predominating industries and the 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 the regulatory environment compund sub of the states obviously determines singular verb

the highlighted sub and verb does not agree

(B) each state singular sub faces a similar industrial waste problem, their plural pronoun predominant industries and regulatory environment obviously determine

the sub pronoun does not agree

(C) all states face a similar industrial waste problem; their predominating industries and regulatory environment obviously determines

sub+verb error

(D) each state faces similar industrial waste problems, the predominant industries and the regulatory environment of each state obviously determines
same as C

(E) all states face similar industrial waste problems, the predominant industries and the regulatory environment of each state obviously determine
correct

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Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:16 am
only (E) uses correct singular verb form determine...

Choice B has used each.. with " their".. hence rejected.

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Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:22 am
I think the subject in this case is plural . the predominant industry and the regulatory environment.

Hence the verb should also be plural = determine.

Hence E is the correct answer

Hope this helps

mgmt_gmat wrote:
only (E) uses correct singular verb form determine...

Choice B has used each.. with " their".. hence rejected.

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Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:17 am
While all states face similar industrial waste problems the predominating industries and the 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 the 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 the 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

If we go by comparisons, then we are comparing states with the industries in choice E. Pl remind me where I am wrong.

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Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:35 am
Nailed it in less than 15 seconds...

A sheer case of subject-verb agreement or you can even say a sheer case of singular or plural...

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Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:37 am
Nailed it in less than 15 seconds...

A sheer case of subject-verb agreement or you can even say a sheer case of singular or plural...

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