It is a collective noun, but we refer to the members of the department, which is a plural form and therefore the pronoun used will also be plural. Check out this article for more details on pronoun reference errors, as tested on GMAT. Here the pronoun does not correspond to its predecessor in number. So the sentence is wrong. The way forward would be: there are five pronouns in this sentence, but because a precursor is singular and plural, the precursor of any pronoun is perfectly clear. The problem arises when the precursors are equal in number and therefore cannot be distinguished. This sentence has several pronouns, and they all clearly refer to “Fred” – it`s 100% grammatically correct. It is also normal for other pronouns to refer to different precursors. As “all workers” are plural, the pronoun he calls precursor must also be plural. Here is the correct version of the sentence: “The personnel manual explicitly states that all workers must make their own shoes available with steel soles.” In sentence A, the pronoun “she” is used twice to refer to different things.
Even if these uses had been correct, the possible confusion would have warranted some correction. If “they” said that “they” only take unopened objects, was it the “someone” or “the company” who was talking? And returns go through the “society” or “someone in the help service”? You may be able to find the answers logically, but on GMAT, you are expected to correct sentences in a way to eliminate possible confusion about the precursor, to which a pronoun refers. Let`s see a few ways to give the phrase A a new grammatically correct life: in this sentence, the theme is “everyone”, a single pronoun. Therefore, all pronouns that relate to “everyone” must be singular. In the underlined part of the sentence, “prepare a plan to which they conform,” “they” is plural, not singular. Now that we understand the problem, we need to figure out how to solve it. The collective noun acts as a unit and thus adopts a singular pronodem. Several pronouns with the same precursor are often repeated in a single sentence – that`s okay: in correcting GMAT sentences, one of the most common types of traps includes simple ordinary pronouns, usually personal pronouns. What`s so heavy about the pronouns? Well, consider this question of correcting the practice of the sentence. Note the use of the pair of pronos in different ways: a 100% undisputed case is the following – a possessive nobissif can certainly be the precursor of a possessive pair prono.