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    what is the best answer

    A pride of lions ...... up to forty lions , including one to three males , several females , and cubs.

    (A) can contain
    (B) contain



    any ideas please??

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    Re: what is the best answer

    Quote Originally Posted by medoos View Post
    A pride of lions ...... up to forty lions , including one to three males , several females , and cubs.

    (A) can contain
    (B) contain



    any ideas please??
    If it is a choice between the two, then 'can contain' is correct.


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    Re: what is the best answer

    bhaisahab

    thanks for ur answer
    but why ??

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    Re: what is the best answer

    Because 'a pride of lions' is a collective 'it', the third person position of the verb and thus takes an 's', so 'A pride of lions contains ...' would be correct.
    Of the options available, only 'can contain' is possible.

    Last edited by bhaisahab; 29-Jan-2009 at 09:40. Reason: correction


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    Re: what is the best answer

    bhaisahab

    thank you very much

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