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Sentence Correction: Subject Verb Agreement - A Complex Subject/Long Distance between Subject and Verb

Born in 1961, Jonathan Coe, a British novelist and biographer and the author of several award-winning novels, incorporate music in a large number of his literary creations. 

Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the original mistake, by changing the plural verb incorporate to the singular verb incorporates, it is stylistically flawed. Replacing the single word several with the three-word phrase a number of creates redundancy. Search for an answer choice that is more concise.

Incorrect.

This answer choice repeats the original mistake. The singular subject Jonathan Coe does not agree with the plural verb incorporate.

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In addition, this answer choice changes the meaning of the original sentence by replacing the word many with most

Well done!

This answer choice corrects the Subject Verb Agreement mistake in the original question, by changing the plural verb incorporate to the singular verb incorporates.  

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Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the original Subject Verb Agreement mistake, by changing the plural verb incorporate to the singular verb incorporates and is grammatically correct, it doesn't fit into the original sentence. The resulting phrase numerous of his is ungrammatical.  

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The singular subject Jonathan Coe does not agree with the plural verb incorporate.

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several award-winning novels, incorporate music in a large number
several award-winning novels, incorporates music in numerous
several award-winning novels, incorporates music in many
several award-winning novels, incorporate music in most
a number of award-winning novels, incorporates music in many