According to a recent survey, two out of every three smartphone users in India also own a Laptop. 

A – two out of every three smartphone users in India also own a laptop.

B – out of every three, two smartphone users in India also owns a laptop. 

C – laptop is owned by two of every three users of the smartphone in India. 

D – in India, two out of every three smartphone users owns a laptop. 

E – out of every three owners of smartphones in India, a laptop is also owned by two. 

Right Answer: A

Error Identification:

IdentifierFix
Underlined verb “own”Subject Verb Agreement
Variation between “own” and “owns” in the options. Subject Verb Agreement

Explanation:

Since we have identified the sentence to have an error that is based on Subject Verb Agreement, we will try and eliminate those options first. The subject of the sentence is “users” and this is plural. Hence, the verb must also be in its plural form i.e “own”.

A – This is the right answer and there is no grammatical error here.

B – The verb “owns” does not agree with the subject “users”. 

C – This option is in the Passive Construction and is wordy. Such options are generally not acceptable on the GMAT. Hence, eliminated. 

D – The verb “owns” does not agree with the subject “users”.

E – This option is in the Passive Construction and is wordy. Such options are generally not acceptable on the GMAT. Hence, eliminated.

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