From the alternative provided in the question below select the one which is...
From the alternative provided in the question below select the one which is most appropriately completes the sentence:
Each of the contestants ________ a chance to win
The correct answer is A.
When 'each' or 'every' is used alone as an adjective in qualifying nouns, a singular noun must follow it with a singular verb. E.g., each STUDENT IS expected to be studious. Every STUDENT IS expected to be studious.
But when 'each of', 'each one of', 'every of' or 'every one of' is used, the noun must be in a plural form while the verb remains in a singular form. E.g., each of the STUDENTS IS very studious. Every one of the STUDENTS IS very studious.
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Explanation provided by A. B. Citizen Stunner