Sentence Correction
Verbal Ability

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Q.

Pollution and degradation of the environment is, according to the commission's report, a matter of universal concern.

 A.

is, according to the commission's report, a matter of universal concern. 

 B.

is, according to the report by the commission, a matter of universal concern.

 C.

is, according to the report of the commission, matters of universal concern. 

 D.

are, according to the commission's report, universally a matter of concern.

 E.

are, according to the commission's report, a matter of universal concern.

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Solution:
Option(E) is correct

"Pollution and degradation" form a compound subject which needs a plural verb: are is correct.


(2) Comment(s)


Tintin
 ()

a matter of universal concern.

OR

matters of universal concern.


Shreya
 ()

I believe it is 'a matter of universal concern'.