Although the title or word contains a plural noun, the verb remains singular. This sentence contains an error in the subject-verb concordance. The theme of the sentence is « reports », so the verb « a » must be changed to the plural « have » to be consistent with the plural theme « relations ». In such cases, the verb is usually singular. On the other hand, if you reverse the sentence (which may seem more natural), then the verb becomes plural: however, if you use the pair of words with them, you need a singular verb: anyone who uses a plural verb with a collective noun must be precise – and consistent too. This should not be done recklessly. Here`s the kind of flawed phrase we often see and hear today: the theme of the phrase, « Mark and his friend Josh, » is plural. Therefore, the sentence must use a verb corresponding to a plural subparagraph. There are two cases of subject-verb concordance in this sentence: the singular « admission process » must be associated with the singular form « ignored » and the « small frame of low performance » must be associated with the singular form « slides ». The problem in the underlined part of the sentence is that the sentence and verb do not match.. . .