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rss GMAT Practice Question (One of Hundreds)
Although English has become the dominant language of world affairs and continues to grow in importance, other languages still have an active role in certain areas of study, even in predominately English speaking cultures; for example, the terminology of music, ballet, and anatomy are still in Italian, French, and Latin, respectively.
Correct Answer: C
Make sure that all subjects and verbs agree and that the sentence is clear and concise.

This sentence focuses on subject-verb agreement, as well as the logical construction of a sentence. In the original sentence the single noun terminology does not agree with the plural verb are. The sentence also states that the terminology of each subject is in a different language. This being the case, each subject must have a distinct terminology, not shared with the other subjects. Therefore, the noun terminology should be in the plural form terminologies to indicate that each subject has a distinct terminology.

  1. The single noun terminology does not agree with the plural verb are. The noun terminology should be in the plural form terminologies to indicate that each subject has a distinct terminology.
  2. The noun terminology should be in the plural form terminologies to indicate that each subject has a distinct terminology.
  3. This sentence is correct as is. The plural noun terminologies is correctly used. The plural verb are agrees with the plural noun terminologies.
  4. The singular verb is does not agree with the plural noun terminologies.
  5. This sentence does not make it clear that it is the terminologies of ballet and anatomy that are in French and Latin, respectively. The sentence is more clearly stated in the form in answer C.