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# Out of America's fascination with all things antique have

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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

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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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

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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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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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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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

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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06 Jan 2011, 04:12
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I support the above opinion.
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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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12 Sep 2014, 19:57
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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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15 Sep 2014, 04:21
niteshgmat wrote:
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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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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18 Nov 2015, 06:41
My Confusion here is the starting of the sentence - Out of America's fascination...
It seemed to me as a clause and was expecting a comma, after which i would find a noun it is modifying. Can somebody please explain me this structure.
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18 Nov 2015, 13:14
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My Confusion here is the starting of the sentence - Out of America's fascination...
It seemed to me as a clause and was expecting a comma, after which i would find a noun it is modifying. Can somebody please explain me this structure.

Hi rakshithbabu,
I'm not sure whether I understood your question correctly but let me try to answer your question.

Here is the correct sentence:

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

This is a simple subject-verb inversion and usually such sentences start with an adverb followed by a verb and a subject. For example,

Hardly did he study for GMAT, yet he could score so well.

Here, note that inverting the sentence added extra emphasis or surprise on the fact the he "hardly" studied.

In this sentence also, Out of America's fascination with all things antique is an adverbial phrase, then we have the verb has grown and the noun phrase a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures

I hope the structure is clear to you now.
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18 Nov 2015, 19:52
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rakshithbabu wrote:
My Confusion here is the starting of the sentence - Out of America's fascination...
It seemed to me as a clause and was expecting a comma, after which i would find a noun it is modifying. Can somebody please explain me this structure.

Hi rakshithbabu,
I'm not sure whether I understood your question correctly but let me try to answer your question.

Here is the correct sentence:

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

This is a simple subject-verb inversion and usually such sentences start with an adverb followed by a verb and a subject. For example,

Hardly did he study for GMAT, yet he could score so well.

Here, note that inverting the sentence added extra emphasis or surprise on the fact the he "hardly" studied.

In this sentence also, Out of America's fascination with all things antique is an adverbial phrase, then we have the verb has grown and the noun phrase a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures

I hope the structure is clear to you now.

Hi TeamGMATIFY thanks for the explanation,
If i get it right,

Subject = a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures
Verb = Grow (in the form has grown)
Modifier = Out of America's fascination with all things antique( which modifies the verb grow)

So re arranging the sentence to understand it better

A market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures has grown, out of America's fascination with all things antique, bringing back the chaise lounge, the overstuffed sofa, and the claw-footed bathtub.

Subject
Verb
Modifier of Verb

Please correct me if i am wrong.
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21 Nov 2015, 11:09
HI rakshithbabu

if you invert the correct sentence, it will be:

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

After looking at this sentence, you can now appreciate the inverted construction used in the original sentence as presence of the noun modifier "that is bringing back the chaise lounge, the overstuffed sofa, and the claw-footed bathtub" in the middle has made the sentence almost unreadable.
Here
subject: A market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures
Modifier modifying the subject market: that is bringing back the chaise lounge, the overstuffed sofa, and the claw-footed bathtub
verb: has grown
Verb modifier or adverbial modifier: out of America's fascination with all things antique.
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22 Nov 2015, 00:29
Wow this explanation is much helpful.. Got it..
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