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Sentence Correction: Subject Verb Agreement - X of Y Subject

A list of candidates was handed to the members of the board, who now needs to decide who is the most suitable person for the job.

Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the original mistake by changing the singular verb needs to the plural verb need, it introduces a new mistake. The plural verb were does not agree with the singular subject A list.  

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The plural subject board members does not agree with the singular verb requires

Incorrect.

While this answer choice corrects the original mistake by changing the singular verb needs to the plural form are (required), it is still grammatically incorrect.

A list of candidates is an X of Y subject. In such cases, the verb should agree with X (A list), which is singular. However, the verb were is plural

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Excellent!

This answer choice corrects the original Subject Verb Agreement mistake, by changing the singular verb need to the plural verb members of the board.

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Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect.

Members of the board is an X of Y subject. In such cases, the verb should agree with X (members), which is plural. However, the verb needs is singular

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A list of candidates was handed to the members of the board, who now needs
A candidate list was handed to the members of the board, who need now
A list of candidates were handed to the members of the board, who are required
A list of candidates was handed to the board members, who now requires
A list of candidates were handed to the members of the board, who now need