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Sentence Correction: Subject Verb Agreement - X of Y Subject

The battle of wits between Kate and Petruchio are vividly described in Shakespeare's comedy The Taming of the Shrew.

You're right!

This answer choice corrects the original Subject Verb Agreement mistake, by changing the plural verb are to the singular verb is to match the singular subject battle of wits

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This answer choice is grammatically incorrect.

The battle of wits is an X of Y subject. In such cases, the verb should agree with X (The battle), which is singular. However, the verb are is plural

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This answer choice repeats the original mistake.

The battle of wits is an X of Y subject. In such cases, the verb should agree with X (The battle), which is singular. However, the verb are is plural

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Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the original Subject Verb Agreement mistake, it is stylistically flawed. Replacing the two-word phrase Shakespeare's comedy with the five-word phrase a comedy by Shakespeare called creates redundancy.

Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the original Subject Verb Agreement mistake, it is stylistically flawed. Replacing the single word vividly with the four-word phrase in a vivid manner creates redundancy.

are vividly described in Shakespeare's comedy

are described vividly in Shakespeare's comedy

is vividly described in a comedy by Shakespeare called

is vividly described in Shakespeare's comedy

is described in a vivid manner by Shakespeare's comedy