Sentence Correction: Subject–Verb Agreement - A Complex Subject/Long Distance between Subject and Verb

Despite their friendly and amusing appearances, adult chimpanzees, having up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, are still known to act aggressively towards human owners.

Incorrect.

Using both Despite and still, which are both opposition words, creates Redundancy. [[snippet]]

Incorrect.

This answer choice repeats the original flaw. Using both Despite and still, which are both opposition words, creates Redundancy. [[snippet]]

Not quite.

While this answer choice corrects the original Redundancy by not using two opposition conjunctions or phrases to describe a relationship between the two parts of the sentence, it is grammatically incorrect. The plural subject chimpanzees does not agree with the singular verb is.

What helps us identify this question as a Subject Verb Agreement question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

A long complex subject / a long distance between the subject and the verb

Not exactly.

While this answer choice corrects the original Redundancy by not using two opposition conjunctions or phrases to describe a relationship between the two parts of the sentence, it is grammatically incorrect. The singular subject chimpanzee does not agree with the plural verb are.

What helps us identify this question as a Subject Verb Agreement question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

A long complex subject / a long distance between the subject and the verb

Good!

This answer choice corrects the original Redundancy by not using two opposition conjunctions or phrases to describe a relationship between the two parts of the sentence.

Despite their friendly and amusing appearances, adult chimpanzees, having up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, are still

Adult chimpanzees have up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, and despite their friendly and amusing appearances, are still

Despite their friendly and amusing appearances, adult chimpanzees, having up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, are

Adult chimpanzees have up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, and despite their friendly and amusing appearances, is

Despite its friendly and amusing appearance, the adult chimpanzee, having up to five times the upper-body strength of an adult human, are

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