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Sentence Correction: Preposition Questions - Split Constructions

The article on the subject of Colombian drug lords published in the Economist this morning neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect.

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While this answer choice corrects the original Split Construction mistake, it is gramatically incorrect. The singularsubject article does not agree with the pluralverbs allude and describe.

What helps us identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign:

A long distance between the subject and the verb

While this answer choice corrects the original Split Construction mistake, it is gramatically incorrect. The pluralsubject police does not agree with the singularverb employs.

This answer choice repeats the original Split Construction mistake.

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In addition, replacing the plural verb employ with the singularform employs creates a Subject Verb Agreement because police is a plural subject

Excellent!

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This answer choice corrects the original mistake by adding the required preposition to after the verb allude.

neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime
neither allude to nor specifically describe the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime
neither alludes to nor specifically describes the methods that the police employs in the fight against crime
neither alludes nor specifically describes the methods that the police employs in the fight against crime
neither alludes to nor specifically describes the methods that the police employ in the fight against crime