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    qts skills test help

    Can anyone tell me the answer to this ?

    The assembly was concerned with the series of playground incidents
    Now choose one of the following to complete the sentence:
    (a) that were making life difficult for the infants.
    (b) that was making life difficult for the infants.
    (c) that are making life difficult for the infants.
    (d) that is making life difficult for the infants.


    I think I it A but I am not 100% sure

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    Re: qts skills test help

    Welcome to the forums.

    (a) is correct if the incidents were in the past and (c) if the incidents are still going on.

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    Re: qts skills test help

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forums.

    (a) is correct if the incidents were in the past and (c) if the incidents are still going on.
    Those were my initial suitable answers too, and then my brain shouted "The series is singular so it's (b) and (d)". Now I can't decide between the four potential answers.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: qts skills test help

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Those were my initial suitable answers too, and then my brain shouted "The series is singular so it's (b) and (d)". Now I can't decide between the four potential answers.
    One could make a case for either. I would say the relative clause attaches more logically to "incidents" than to "series". Therefore, I would choose the plurals.

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    It's possible to make a case for all four.

    Bad question.
    Last edited by 5jj; 13-Sep-2013 at 01:16. Reason: typo

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    'Series' is either singular or plural. It sounds plural, and in combination with incidents I'd use a plural verb every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abiflowerx View Post
    I think I it A but I am not 100% sure
    It's not a good question, but a) is the most likely answer IMO.

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