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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2011, 16:54
I ll go with E.

My logic - rephrase

A booming market for “reality” television shows that bring “regular” people onto the television screen with increasing frequency has grown out of the public’s interest in the details of and conflicts in other people’s lives.
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 18 May 2011, 12:07
This question is from Kaplan 800 [8ed SC#-27] The OA is D. The SC area that the question is posted is under subject/verb agreement. The solution explanation tries to emphasize how important it is at times to get rid of all the fillers so that you can see the primary subjects and verbs. In option E. [for reality television shows] is describing the subject "market", so "bring" needs to be brings. On the other hand, In option B "are bringing" should be "is bringing" because the subject at hand is still "market." I think that the concept of fillers can be confusing because often times "which" should describe the word that proceeds it but in this case it doesn't.
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2011, 10:46
Lvnguyen87 wrote:
I think that the concept of fillers can be confusing because often times "which" should describe the word that proceeds it but in this case it doesn't.


Exactly my doubt!

OA according to Kaplan 800 is D. I chose B.
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2011, 02:12
If OA is D, then what is the subject of 'is bringing....' ?
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2011, 13:41
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Out of the public’s interest in the details of and conflicts in other people’s lives have grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that are bringing “regular” people onto the television screen with increasing frequency.

1. other people’s lives have grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that are bringing
2. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that are bringing
3. another person’s life has grown a booming market for a “reality” television show that is bringing
4. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that is bringing
5. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that bring

Which one is the correct answer and why ?
This one of very good hard level questions. Answer debate is between 3 and 4 (C and D) to make it simpler, rest all looks obvious.

i.e. Subject "Out of the public’s interest " is singular so "has" .. "increasing frequency" means it has to be progressive tense so E is out.. debate between C and D ..


Since the "Booming Market" is the thing that is growing, "Has" is the correct verb. (A) can be eliminated. And, "another person's life" doesn't make much sense, unless one person (Kim Kardashian?) is on ALL reality TV. That rules out (C)

(B), (D), and (E) are all very similar to one another, but the verb following the word 'that' is different. 'that' introduces a modifier for the noun or noun-phrase preceding it. Here is where it gets tricky. "That are bringing" and "that bring" both include a plural verb. So each of these phrases modifies a plural noun: "television shows." However, (D)'s "that is bringing" is singular, meaning it modifies the singular preceding noun-phrase, "a booming market for television shows."

So what makes the most sense? Well, in (B) and (E), there is a booming market for a specific type of show: {{shows that bring/are bringing "regular people" onto the television screen with increasing frequency}}. This doesn't actually make sense! It means that there is no market for a show that has ALWAYS had real people on it, but only for shows that USED to have actors but NOW have more real people. This is clearly illogical.

On the other hand, in (D), the market is bringing real people to TV. The meaning here is clear--reality TV shows are appearing in new time slots BECAUSE of this market, which is causing this change. Since (D) is the only sentence with a logical meaning, it is the correct answer.
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2011, 00:22
D:

Out of the public’s interest in the details of and conflicts in other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that is bringing “regular” people onto the television screen with increasing frequency.
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2011, 17:20
I picked B...but I see why D could be the right answer....what is the OA???
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2011, 20:24
This is a toughie.. Looks like we have to use critical reasoning concepts to identify the answer between B and D. :)
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2011, 20:50
+1 for B. Subject verb agreement.
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2011, 10:25
GMATMadeeasy wrote:
Out of the public’s interest in the details of and conflicts in other people’s lives have grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that are bringing “regular” people onto the television screen with increasing frequency.

1. other people’s lives have grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that are bringing
2. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that are bringing
3. another person’s life has grown a booming market for a “reality” television show that is bringing
4. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that is bringing
5. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that bring

Which one is the correct answer and why ?
This one of very good hard level questions. Answer debate is between 3 and 4 (C and D) to make it simpler, rest all looks obvious.

i.e. Subject "Out of the public’s interest " is singular so "has" .. "increasing frequency" means it has to be progressive tense so E is out.. debate between C and D ..


Tough one.
Thanks for posting this
"public’s interest" -> matches -> "is bringing"
So I selected D
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2011, 11:03
It has to be B.

"public’s interest" (singular) is modifying verb "to have" here. So we need "has"
"television shows" (plural) is modifying verb "to bring". So we need "are bringing"

B resolves both errors.
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Re: Out of the publics interest in the details of and conflicts [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2011, 08:20
Great question. +1 for D

Key: market is bringing ppl with great frequency....shows are not.


Consider meaning when stuch between last 2 options.
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Re: Out of the publics interest in the details of and conflicts [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2011, 10:16
I am for D. A booming market........is bringing....
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Re: Out of the publics interest in the details of and conflicts [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2011, 18:57
GMATMadeeasy wrote:
Out of the public’s interest in the details of and conflicts in other people’s lives have grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that are bringing “regular” people onto the television screen with increasing frequency.

1. other people’s lives have grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that are bringing
2. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that are bringing
3. another person’s life has grown a booming market for a “reality” television show that is bringing
4. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that is bringing
5. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that bring

Which one is the correct answer and why ?
This one of very good hard level questions. Answer debate is between 3 and 4 (C and D) to make it simpler, rest all looks obvious.

i.e. Subject "Out of the public’s interest " is singular so "has" .. "increasing frequency" means it has to be progressive tense so E is out.. debate between C and D ..


The contention is between B & E. D is out of question as "Shows" is the subject for the verb not the "Market" - Bring.

So question is between the tenses -
Shows ARE bringing Vs Shows Bring.
Present continuous Vs Simple present.

I will select B over E here becasue of the phrase "Increasing frequency". If E is selected it will be - Reality tv shows bring Regular people onto the television screen with increasing frequency. This distorts the meaning.
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Re: Out of the publics interest in the details of and conflicts [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2012, 23:06
Out of people's interest ............ has grown a booming market ......that is bringing.....

IMO D
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