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Writing > Improving Sentences

Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.  

In Costa Rica, coffee, from the highlands, and bananas, produced mainly in the Caribbean lowlands, as the most important crops, they account for nearly half the total value of all exports.

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Hint

Note that the sentence has a plural subject (coffee and bananas) and needs a plural main verb.

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

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10/11 , 11/8

Sep
21
2014
39,590 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
Number Answered
Correct 26,247
Incorrect 13,343
66% correct

Writing > Improving Sentences

Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.  

In Costa Rica, coffee, from the highlands, and bananas, produced mainly in the Caribbean lowlands, as the most important crops, they account for nearly half the total value of all exports.

Answer Choices

Answer

Choice (C) is correct. It avoids the error of the original by providing a main verb (“are”) to agree with the subject of the sentence, “coffee … and bananas.”