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A jury is a group of citizens that hear the testimony in legal disputes and determine what it believes is the truth.
This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The singular subject group does not agree with the plural verbs hear and determine.
Two Stop Signs help us identify this question as a Subject Verb Agreement question as well as identify this mistake:
- A pseudo-plural singular subject
- An X of Y subject
A group of citizens is an X of Y subject. In such cases, the verb should agree with X, namely, group.
Group is a confusing subject. It refers to more than one person, which might make us think of it as a plural subject, but it is, in fact, singular. Its plural form of groups.
This answer choice corrects the Subject Verb Agreement mistake in the original question, by changing the plural verbs hear and determine to the singular verbs hears and determines, to match the singular subject group.
This answer only partially corrects the original Subject Verb Agreement mistakes. It changes the plural verb hear to the singular form hears but leaves the plural verb determine unchanged.
In addition, this answer choice creates another Subject Verb Agreement mistake. The singular subject jury does not agree with the plural verb are.[[snippet]]
While this answer choice corrects the original mistakes, by changing the plural verbs hear and determine to the singular verbs hears and determines, it creates a new grammatical mistake. The singular subject jury does not agree with the plural verb are.[[snippet]]
While this answer corrects one of the original Subject Verb Agreement mistakes, by changing the plural verb hear to the singular verb hears, it creates a logical error by changing the second verb determine to determined, an action occurring in the past.