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Sentence Correction: Subject Verb Agreement Questions - Overview

Clarinbridge Oyster Festival, an annual Irish festival, is a fairly popular event: during the festival's week some 10,000 people visit the area.

Correct!

This answer choice corrects the original mistake. Although this answer choice also changes one of the words that were used in the original sentence (i.e., uses quite instead of fairly), it does not change the meaning of the original sentence as these words have a similar meaning.

Note that even if it does change the meaning of the original sentence in a minor fashion, this answer choice is the least worst of the five answer choices presented, as it's the only one that is grammatically and logically correct.

Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the original mistake, it is grammatically incorrect: the plural subject 10,000 people does not agree with the singular verb visits.

This answer choice is incorrect as it uses 's to express non-existent possession. The festival's week means that the festival possesses the week, or that the week belongs to the festival. This is illogical.

Incorrect.

This answer choice repeats the original mistake: using 's to express non existent possession. The festival's week means that the festival possesses the week, or that the week belongs to the festival. This is illogical.

In addition, this answer choice is grammatically incorrect: the plural subject 10,000 people does not agree with the singular verb visits.

Incorrect.

This answer choice repeats the original mistake: using 's to express non existent possession. The festival's week means that the festival possesses the week, or that the week belongs to the festival. This is illogical.

Note that although this answer choice changes some of the words that were used in the original sentence (i.e., yearly instead of annual and quite instead of fairly), it does not change the meaning of the original sentence as these words have the same meaning as the words they replace.

an annual Irish festival, is a fairly popular event: during the festival's week some 10,000 people visit
an annual Irish festival, is a fairly popular event: during the week of the festival some 10,000 people visits
an annual Irish festival, is a fairly popular event: during the festival's week some 10,000 people visits
an annual Irish festival, is quite a popular event: during the week of the festival some 10,000 people visit
a yearly Irish festival, is quite a popular event: during the festival's week some 10,000 people visit