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Sentence Correction: Parts of Speech - Possession

The preacher's speech about the repercussions of sin has scared some of the younger listeners.

Well done!

This answer choice is the best of all five.

Answer choice C, D and E are eliminated by the incorrect use of sin's repercussions: sin is an abstract noun, and using 's to express possession is only allowed with concrete nouns.

Answer choice B changes the meaning of the sentence by omitting the words "some of".

Incorrect.

While this answer choice is grammatically correct, it  changes the meaning of the original sentence by omitting the words some of.

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect: sin is an abstract noun, and using 's to express possession is only allowed with concrete nouns.

In addition, this answer choice changes the meaning of the original sentence by omitting the words some of.

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect: sin is an abstract noun, and using 's to express possession is only allowed with concrete nouns.

In addition, replacing the singular verb has with the plural verb have creates a Subject Verb Agreement mistake (The subject of the sentence is the singular noun speech).

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect: sin is an abstract noun, and using 's to express possession is only allowed with concrete nouns.

In addition, replacing the singular verb has with the plural verb have creates a Subject Verb Agreement mistake (The subject of the sentence is the singular noun speech).

Finally, this answer choice changes the meaning of the original sentence by omitting the words some of.

The preacher's speech about the repercussions of sin has scared some of the
The preacher's speech about the repercussions of sin has scared the
The preacher's speech about sin's repercussions has scared the
The preacher's speech about sin's repercussions have scared some of the
The speech of the preacher about sin's repercussions have scared some