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Out of America's fascination with all things Japanese have [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2005, 23:34
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Out of America's fascination with all things Japanese have grown a market for exotic types of food that are resulting in imports of pokey, edamame, and wasabi peas.

(A) things Japanese have grown a market for exotic types of foods that are resulting
(B) things Japanese has grown a market for exotic types of foods that is resulting
(C) things that are Japanese has grown a market for exotic types of foods that result
(D) Japanese things have grown a market for exotic types of foods that are resulting
(E) Japanese things has grown a market for exotic types of foods that result
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Re: SC Idioms [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 01:36
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Out of America's fascination with all things Japanese have grown a market for exotic types of food that are resulting in imports of pokey, edamame, and wasabi peas.

(A) things Japanese have grown a market for exotic types of foods that are resulting
(B) things Japanese has grown a market for exotic types of foods that is resulting
(C) things that are Japanese has grown a market for exotic types of foods that result
(D) Japanese things have grown a market for exotic types of foods that are resulting
(E) Japanese things has grown a market for exotic types of foods that result


"that" modifies "a market", a singular noun, so the verb after "that" must be singular. B is my choice.
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Re: SC Idioms [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 06:47
Chose B

Looking at fascination, you should nitice that this is singular. So, we can eliminate A, and D
E didnt seem right
Between B and C...we shlould continue using the singular, so choose B

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Out of America's fascination with all things Japanese have grown a market for exotic types of food that are resulting in imports of pokey, edamame, and wasabi peas.

(A) things Japanese have grown a market for exotic types of foods that are resulting
(B) things Japanese has grown a market for exotic types of foods that is resulting
(C) things that are Japanese has grown a market for exotic types of foods that result
(D) Japanese things have grown a market for exotic types of foods that are resulting
(E) Japanese things has grown a market for exotic types of foods that result
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2005, 09:15
OA is B

Explanation:
Spot the Error ( to learn more about the common error types and how to spot them):

The presence of underlined verbs indicate that verbs are being tested. The presence of have grown and "are" points to verbs being tested in this sentence.

Rule and Fix:
A verb must agree with the noun that is refers to and must use the appropriate tense. The verb "have grown" should agree with fascination and the verb "are" should agree with "market", neither do.

POE:
A and D should be eliminated because of "have grown" and C should be eliminated because of "are."

Chunk and Compare:
Compare B and E.
B uses "resulting," which is both singular and plural and E uses "result," which is plural (and thus does not agree with "a market." Eliminate E.

Reread your choice:
Choose B
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