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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## lies liable ##### This topic has 7 member replies ## lies liable In the fine print at the end of the document lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that result from civil unrest. A. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that B. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses which C. lies the clause that make us liable for any expenses that D. lie the clauses that makes us liable for any expenses which E. lie the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that OA after some discussion Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 11 Jun 2011 Posted: 370 messages Followed by: 2 members Upvotes: 27 Test Date: Late November Target GMAT Score: 700+ GmatKiss wrote: In the fine print at the end of the document lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that result from civil unrest. A. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that The subject of the first clause(the clause of the sentence , of course) is 'clauses'. it requires a plural verb 'lie' - subject verb agreement. B. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses which The subject of the first clause(the clause of the question stem , of course) is 'clauses'. it requires a plural verb 'lie'. Also, 'which' should be preceded by comma - incorrect. C. lies the clause that make us liable for any expenses that This is a very clear and short option. there is problem in the second clause of the sentence - makes is required instead of 'make' - incorrect. D. lie the clauses that makes us liable for any expenses which 'makes' is singular, make is required. Also, 'which' should be preceded by a comma. E. lie the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that The correct answer - 'lie'(pl) matches 'clauses'(pl). 'make' is correct. Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 08 Mar 2011 Posted: 102 messages Upvotes: 2 Test Date: 07/09/2011 Target GMAT Score: 760 E the clauses in the subject, and then the verb must be lie and make also should be in agreement with that Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 16 Aug 2011 Posted: 77 messages Upvotes: 3 Why it was assumed that we will have clauses as the original intention of the author. Why not clause as the one intended which make "lies" as one of the correct verbs. ? To me the answer looks like "C". winniethepooh wrote: GmatKiss wrote: In the fine print at the end of the document lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that result from civil unrest. A. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that The subject of the first clause(the clause of the sentence , of course) is 'clauses'. it requires a plural verb 'lie' - subject verb agreement. B. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses which The subject of the first clause(the clause of the question stem , of course) is 'clauses'. it requires a plural verb 'lie'. Also, 'which' should be preceded by comma - incorrect. C. lies the clause that make us liable for any expenses that This is a very clear and short option. there is problem in the second clause of the sentence - makes is required instead of 'make' - incorrect. D. lie the clauses that makes us liable for any expenses which 'makes' is singular, make is required. Also, 'which' should be preceded by a comma. E. lie the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that The correct answer - 'lie'(pl) matches 'clauses'(pl). 'make' is correct. Legendary Member Joined 28 Jan 2011 Posted: 1574 messages Followed by: 13 members Upvotes: 88 yup OA should be E...... Legendary Member Joined 08 Mar 2011 Posted: 582 messages Followed by: 6 members Upvotes: 61 Target GMAT Score: 780 GMAT Score: 740 yes the answer is E.. i hope everyone has understood the reasons.... Legendary Member Joined 26 Jul 2011 Posted: 2789 messages Followed by: 43 members Upvotes: 206 Target GMAT Score: 700+ GMAT Score: 640 OA is E, thanks for the response Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 11 Jun 2011 Posted: 370 messages Followed by: 2 members Upvotes: 27 Test Date: Late November Target GMAT Score: 700+ mukgera wrote: Why it was assumed that we will have clauses as the original intention of the author. Why not clause as the one intended which make "lies" as one of the correct verbs. ? To me the answer looks like "C". winniethepooh wrote: GmatKiss wrote: In the fine print at the end of the document lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that result from civil unrest. A. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that The subject of the first clause(the clause of the sentence , of course) is 'clauses'. it requires a plural verb 'lie' - subject verb agreement. B. lies the clauses that make us liable for any expenses which The subject of the first clause(the clause of the question stem , of course) is 'clauses'. it requires a plural verb 'lie'. Also, 'which' should be preceded by comma - incorrect. C. lies the clause that make us liable for any expenses that This is a very clear and short option. there is problem in the second clause of the sentence - makes is required instead of 'make' - incorrect. D. lie the clauses that makes us liable for any expenses which 'makes' is singular, make is required. Also, 'which' should be preceded by a comma. E. lie the clauses that make us liable for any expenses that The correct answer - 'lie'(pl) matches 'clauses'(pl). 'make' is correct. Had there been 'makes' (singular) instead of make(plural), C would have been right. You have to check the subject- verb agreement at least right? • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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