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Sentence Correction: Subject Verb Agreement - X of Y Subject

Numerous vegetarians believe that there are, doubtlessly, a wealth of good reasons to stop eating meat.

Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the original Subject Verb Agreement mistake, by changing the plural verb are to the singular verb is, it changes the original meaning by replacing the word vegetarians with the word vegans.

Incorrect.

This answer choice repeats the original Subject verb Agreement mistake. The singular subject a wealth of good reasons does not agree with the plural verb are.

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Note that the verb are comes BEFORE the subject, a wealth of good reasons. Such an awkward sentence construction is usually used by the question writers to hide a subject-verb agreement error, so be on the lookout.

Well done!

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

Would you like to review the Work Order for this question?

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The singular subject a wealth of good reasons does not agree with the plural verb are.

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Note that the verb are comes BEFORE the subject, a wealth of good reasons. Such an awkward sentence construction is usually used by the question writers to hide a subject-verb agreement error, so be on the lookout.

Incorrect.

This answer choice repeats the original Subject verb Agreement mistake. The singular subject a wealth of good reasons does not agree with the plural verb are.

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Note that the verb are comes BEFORE the subject, a wealth of good reasons. Such an awkward sentence construction is usually used by the question writers to hide a subject-verb agreement error, so be on the lookout.

In this question, three of the answer choices (A, B and D) had grammatical mistakes - Subject Verb Agreement mistakes. After first eliminating these, we were left with two answer choices: C and E. While both were grammatically correct, C was eliminated because of a meaning change (vegetarian --> vegan). This is the right way to follow the Work Order: begin with grammar and logic and then look at style and meaning.

You may have noticed that two answer choices involved a stylistic correction. The wordy phrase without a doubt was changed in answer choices B and D to more concise phrases: undoubtedly and no doubt.

Did you notice these changes?

If you chose B or D because of a stylistic correction, while ignoring grammatical problems, you were not following the Work Order correctly. First, you must always search for grammatical and logical mistakes and eliminate any answer choices that are either grammatically mistaken or illogical. Only then you should look at stylistic flaws.

In the current question, you can see that B and D have grammatical mistakes, even though one element of style was improved. The correct answer choice, E, on the other hand, contains a slight stylistic flaw, but it is still correct.

It's perfectly fine to notice the stylistic changes, but don't eliminate or choose on the basis of stylistic considerations until AFTER you have eliminated for grammatical or logical reasons. That is the correct way to follow the Work Order.

Excellent! You have understood a crucial point about the Work Order.

Excellent! You have understood a crucial point about the Work Order.

Excellent! You have understood a crucial point about the Work Order.

Let's move on then.
vegetarians believe that there are, doubtlessly,
vegetarians believe that there are, undoubtedly,
vegans believe that there is, without a doubt,
vegetarians believe that there are, undeniably,
vegetarians believe that there is, without a doubt,
Yes please.
No thanks.
Yes, but those answer choices still had grammatical mistakes, which are more important to eliminate.
Yes, and that's why I chose them before getting to the correct answer choice.
No, I didn't notice them. Should I have noticed?