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Sentence Correction: Subject Verb Agreement - Verb Precedes Subject

Much like the belief that the world is flat, challenged by Galileo Galilei, there are currently widely-accepted hypothesis about the planet that are about to be put into question as quantum physics are developing rapidly, changing the way we understand our world.

Incorrect.

This answer choice corrects one of the original Subject Verb Agreement mistakes by replacing the plural verb are (after the word physics) with is.

However, it repeats the first original Subject Verb Agreement mistake. The singular subject hypothesis does not agree with the plural verb are.

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Hypothesis is a confusing word. It ends with -s, which makes us think of it as a plural subject, but it is, in fact, singular (the plural form of hypothesis is hypotheses).

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The singular subject hypothesis does not agree with the plural verb are. In addition, the singular subject physics does not agree with the plural verb are.

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Incorrect.

This answer choice corrects one of the original Subject Verb Agreement mistakes by replacing there are...hypothesis with there is...a...hypothesis.

However, it repeats the second original Subject Verb Agreement mistake. The singular subject physics does not agree with the plural verb are.

What help us identify this question as a Subject Verb Agreement question is following Stop Sign:

- A pseudo-plural singular subject

Physics is a confusing subject. Although it ends with -s, which makes us think of it as a plural subject, it is, in fact, a singular subject.

Incorrect.

This answer choice corrects one of the original Subject Verb Agreement mistakes by replacing the plural verb are (after the word physics) with is.

However, it is retains the second original Subject Verb Agreement mistake. The plural subject hypotheses does not agree with the singular verb is.

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Hypothesis is a confusing word. It ends with -s, which makes us think of it as a plural subject, but it is, in fact, singular (the plural form of hypothesis is hypotheses).

Excellent!

This answer choice corrects the two grammatical mistakes in the original sentence:

The singular subject hypothesis is replaced with the plural subject hypotheses so that it agrees with the plural verb are.

A second grammatical mistake is that the singular subject physics did not agree with the plural verb are in the original sentence. This is corrected by replacing the are with the singular verb develops.

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Did you immediately recognize hypothesis/hypotheses and physics as pseudo plural Stop Signs in this Question?

Good!

Stay on the lookout for those tricky pseudo-plurals

Hypothesis and physics are confusing words. They end with -s, which makes us think of them as a plural subject, but they are, in fact, singular (the plural form of hypothesis is hypothesesphysics has only one form).

Did you pay attention to the change from hypothesis to hypotheses in Answer choice E?

Remember that there are different ways to correct a Subject Verb Agreement mistake. One way is to change the subject, as was done here. Changing hypothesis to hypotheses is such a minor meaning change, that it should not be considered as a reason for elimination. Remember that meaning changes are the LAST in the work order.

Okay. Good thing you noticed the change, though.

Next time, ask yourself why the sentence was corrected this way. In this case, the purpose of changing the subject from singular to plural was to correct a Subject Verb Agreement mistake.  It's crucial to pay attention to small differences in Sentence Correction questions and check whether the change was necessary and what its purpose was.

Don't forget to pay attention to details, such as a change from singular to plural. This is crucial in Sentence Correction questions. In this case, the purpose of changing the subject from singular to plural was to correct a Subject Verb Agreement mistake.

Lucky devil!

Next time, pay attention to details - you don't want to stretch your luck...

In this case, the purpose of changing the subject from singular to plural was to correct a Subject Verb Agreement mistake.  It's crucial to pay attention to small differences in Sentence Correction questions and check whether the change was necessary and what its purpose was.

are currently widely-accepted hypothesis about the planet that are about to be put into question as quantum physics are developing rapidly
is currently a widely-accepted hypothesis about the planet that is about to be put into question as quantum physics are developing rapidly
are currently widely-accepted hypothesis about the planet that are about to be put into question as quantum physics is rapidly developing
is currently a widely-accepted hypotheses about the planet that is about to be put into question as quantum physics is rapidly developing
are currently widely-accepted hypotheses about the planet that are about to be put into question as quantum physics rapidly develops
Yes
No
Yes, but I thought this was a meaning change and therefore didn't pick E at first.

Yes. I noticed the plural hypotheses - I just didn't think 

I didn't notice this change.
I didn't notice the change, but lucked out and picked E first.