Why the usage of infinitive “to be” incorrect in option D?

The majority of the professors at the college, as well as all the graduate students, seems to oppose the new campus private policy.

A.seems to oppose
B. seems to be opposed against
C seem to be opposed against
D seems to be opposed to
E seem to oppose

OA is A

Beginner Asked on February 23, 2018 in Sentence Correction.
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The majority seems to oppose: This construction conveys that majority is opposing something.

The majority seems to be opposed: This construction tries to convey that someone is opposing the majority.

Read the above two constructions, you will know why option D is wrong.

“The majority seems to oppose new campus private policy” is the correct construction of sentence.

Advanced Answered on February 26, 2018.
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