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Out of America's fascination with all things antique have [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2011, 08:30
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Out of America's fascination with all things antique have grown a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures that are bringing back the chaise lounge, the overstuffed sofa, and claw-footed bathtub.

(A) things antique have grown a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures that are bringing
(B) things antique has grown a market for bygones styles of furniture and fixtures that is bringing
(C) things that are antique has grown a market for bygones styles of furniture and fixtures that is bring
(D) antique things have grown a market for bygones styles of furniture and fixtures that are bringing
(E) antique things has grown a market for bygones styles of furniture and fixtures that bring

Correct Answer: B

I have tried to understand this sentence but I could not. If we insert B, we get:

Out of America's fascination with all things antique has grown a market for bygones styles of furniture and fixtures that is bringing back the chaise lounge, the overstuffed sofa, and claw-footed bathtub.

I don't understand what the heck this sentence mean.

Something which I think can bring meaning to this would be to put "," (comma) after things. What are your comments? Thanks.
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Re: Serious and Strange Problem in OG 10e (85) [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2011, 01:34
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Out of America's fascination with all things antique have grown a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures that are bringing back the chaise lounge, the overstuffed sofa, and claw-footed bathtub.

(A) things antique have grown a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures that are bringing
"a market" is subject of the 2 verbs grow and bring
(B) things antique has grown a market for bygones styles of furniture and fixtures that is bringing
(C) things that are antique has grown a market for bygones styles of furniture and fixtures that is bring
"that" implies that "bygones styles of furniture and fixtures" is the subject of the verb bring
+ the market is bringing

(D) antique things have grown a market for bygones styles of furniture and fixtures that are bringing
a market has grown
(E) antique things has grown a market for bygones styles of furniture and fixtures that brings
"that" implies that "bygones styles of furniture and fixtures" is the subject of the verb bring

Correct Answer: B

I have tried to understand this sentence but I could not. If we insert B, we get:

Out of America's fascination with all things antique has grown a market for bygones styles of furniture and fixtures that is bringing back the chaise lounge, the overstuffed sofa, and claw-footed bathtub.

I don't understand what the heck this sentence mean.

Something which I think can bring meaning to this would be to put "," (comma) after things. What are your comments? Thanks.


If it can help you, the comma should be put after "antique".
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Re: Serious and Strange Problem in OG 10e (85) [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2011, 04:50
I didnt know that this
inverted kind of sentences also
existed and that they were also
valid, but it sounds a bit weird. I
mean if it is not the only correct
version, but structure of S+V+O, or O
+V+S (passive voice) is at least,
normal, usual, Comprehensive, and
noticeable-to-mental-grammar .
How in such small time and intense
pressure we will recognize such odd
pattern? I mean if you follow the
standard pattern of S+V+O, then one
would comprehend that market is
object and subject is messed up .
whats the point of saying simple
thing in such a weird way? Other
thing is that twisting something in
such odd manner gives interrogative
form to it. For example if i change "i
have killed siberian man" to "have i
killed siberian man", then evidently
sentence changes into question. In
fact i realise it now that that sentence which we just discussed could also be treated as question ?

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Re: Serious and Strange Problem in OG 10e (85) [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2011, 12:29
The intended meaning is:



a market for bygones styles of furniture and fixtures has grown Out of America's fascination with all things antique.
a market (that is bringing back the chaise lounge, the overstuffed sofa, and claw-footed bathtub)
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Re: Serious and Strange Problem in OG 10e (85) [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2011, 19:04
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Out of America's fascination with all things antique have grown a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures that are bringing back the chaise lounge, the overstuffed sofa, and claw-footed bathtub.

(A) things antique have grown a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures that are bringing
(B) things antique has grown a market for bygones styles of furniture and fixtures that is bringing
(C) things that are antique has grown a market for bygones styles of furniture and fixtures that is bring
(D) antique things have grown a market for bygones styles of furniture and fixtures that are bringing
(E) antique things has grown a market for bygones styles of furniture and fixtures that bring

Correct Answer: B

I have tried to understand this sentence but I could not. If we insert B, we get:

Out of America's fascination with all things antique has grown a market for bygones styles of furniture and fixtures that is bringing back the chaise lounge, the overstuffed sofa, and claw-footed bathtub.

I don't understand what the heck this sentence mean.

Something which I think can bring meaning to this would be to put "," (comma) after things. What are your comments? Thanks.


One quick note. Please do not post the OA as you have done (Correct Answer: B) right below the question. Give the forum users the opportunity to post their ideas before seeing the OA. Thanks in advance!!!
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Re: Serious and Strange Problem in OG 10e (85) [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2011, 04:12
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Re: Serious and Strange Problem in OG 10e (85) [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2011, 10:03
Dravidian,

I also agree with it but i dont know how to do it. I mean putting font and background in same color. I actually dont know how to do it.

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Re: Out of America's fascination with all things antique have [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2014, 23:38
The right way to look into this sentence would be to remove the preposition phrases so that the subject and verb can be clearly understood.
Lets strike out the propositional phrases and see if that'll help:-

Out of America's fascination with all things antique has/have grown a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures that is/are bringing back the chaise lounge, the overstuffed sofa, and claw-footed bathtub.

As you can see, its now easier to figure out the right answer.
fascination->singular->has
market->singular->is
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Out of America's fascination with all things antique have [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2014, 04:21
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As you can see, its now easier to figure out the right answer.
fascination->singular->has
market->singular->is

Actually it should be the other way round.

market->singular->has
fascination->singular->is

market...has grown.. and fascination ...is bringing back the chaise lounge, .....

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Re: Out of America's fascination with all things antique have [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2014, 10:01
Option B is correct because :

- It correctly points to a singular form of market
- Clearly reflects that market & not the styles (plural) is the reason for bringing back the listed item in people's wishlist
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