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    Default correct sentence usage: please help

    "Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue".

    In this sentence is ' were' appropriate or 'was'.?

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    Default Re: correct sentence usage: please help

    Quote Originally Posted by vscid View Post
    "Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue".

    In this sentence is ' were' appropriate or 'was'.?
    was

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    Default Re: correct sentence usage: please help

    Please Explain Why It Is 'was' And Not 'were'

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    Default Re: correct sentence usage: please help

    Quote Originally Posted by vscid View Post
    Please Explain Why It Is 'was' And Not 'were'
    "was" is correct because the verb has to agree with "anger", and "anger" is singular. ("anger" is one emotion, an it)

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    Default Re: correct sentence usage: please help

    This sentence is a 'sentence correction' question from GMAT practice examples.
    The answer there, is contrary to what you said.
    What do i trust now?

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    Default Re: correct sentence usage: please help

    Actually the complete sentence is as follows:

    Among the emotions on display in the negotiating room were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal.

    answer options:

    (A) were anger for repeatedly raising the issue over and over again and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
    (B) was anger for repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles from ever beginning to heal
    (C) were anger over repeatedly raising the issue and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin healing
    (D) was anger about the issue, which was raised over and over, and preventing the wounds from earlier battles, still raw, to begin healing
    (E) were anger about the issue, which was raised repeatedly, and preventing the raw wounds from earlier battles to begin to heal .

    which is correct?

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    Default Re: correct sentence usage: please help

    Which one is supposed to be the correct answer?

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    Default Re: correct sentence usage: please help

    A.

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    Default Re: correct sentence usage: please help

    Quote Originally Posted by vscid View Post
    A.
    Well I disagree! B is correct.
    The other thing wrong with A is that using "repeatedly" and "over and over again" is redundant.

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    Default Re: correct sentence usage: please help

    Then the answer given in the book is a typo...or something worse. 2006 is absolutely right.

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