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Sentence Correction: Subject Verb Agreement - Ving/to V Subject

To travel to China and Japan have always been John's dream.

You're right!

This answer choice corrects the original Subject Verb Agreement mistake, by changing the plural verb have to the singular verb has to match the singular subject Traveling

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The singular subject To travel does not agree with the plural verb have.

Remember that a subject in the form of To Verb is considered a singular subject.

Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the original Subject Verb Agreement mistake and is grammatically correct, it changes the meaning of the original sentence by omitting the word always.

Did you notice this omission?

That is most probably why you got this question wrong.

After eliminating the answer choices that repeat the original mistake, you need to go over all the remaining answer choices and examine them carefully, reading them from beginning to end.

Do not assume that the only thing that changes in the answer choices is the part which was flawed in the original sentence. Different answer choices can make all kinds of changes in various parts of the sentence.    

While this answer choice corrects the original Subject Verb Agreement mistake and is grammatically correct, it changes the meaning of the original sentence by replacing the word and with or.

Did you notice this change?

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The singular subject Traveling does not agree with the plural verb have.

Remember that a subject in the form of Verb+ing is considered a singular subject.

That is most probably why you got this question wrong.

After eliminating the answer choices that repeat the original mistake, you need to go over all the remaining answer choices and examine them carefully, reading them from beginning to end.

Do not assume that the only thing that changes in the answer choices is the part which was flawed in the original sentence. Different answer choices can make all kinds of changes in various parts of the sentence.    

Well, it's good that you noticed, but this change is also significant and impacts the correctness of the answer. 

Well, it's good that you noticed, but this change is also significant and impacts the correctness of the answer. 

To travel to China and Japan have always
Traveling to China and Japan has always
To travel to China and Japan has
To travel to China or Japan has always
Traveling to China and Japan have always
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