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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 ..
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2010, 18:40
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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 ..


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.

As I see, public's interest is singular so a booming market "has" grown. Also, "that bring" in Option E sounds awkward. I'd rather go with B or D, C is completely changing the scenario and mentioning only one show, which might not be the case, when there's a market, you cannot rephrase it as a monopoly.

that is bringing / that are bringing, will depend on "booming market" becoming the subject for the latter part of the sentence or the "television shows". can verbal experts throw more light on this situation?
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2010, 00:59
2 or B. Subject verb agreement.
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2010, 01:03
Can someone please explain why B is out. Is "“reality” television shows that are bringing". reality television shows is plural right is it considered singular like Army?
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2010, 03:54
I'm considering (B)

has grown a booming market for reality shows that are bringing
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2010, 06:03
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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


Market is the subject - therefore we need both verbs to be singular. The Market has grown and the market is bringing ... The shows are there to trick you, there is a similar question in OG with marekt for antiques.

So after checking for verb agreement, we are left with C and D.

There is a rule for another v. other. If there are to options you can choose one or the other (So if you there are only 2 options use other). If there are more than 2 options u use another.

Here, we are talking about lives of numerous people - therefore use ANOTHER.

That being said

IMO C.


As mentioned earlier , Subject "Out of the public’s interest " is singular so "has" .. "increasing frequency" means it has to be progressive tense so E is out so all answers other than C and D are incorrect. In C and D , only difference is "other" and "another" . Your explanation that Other for two persons and another for more than two, that makes the answer C but OA is D.

What explains best this anomaly ?
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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


public interest is singular so you need a singular verb..

and we are talking about television shows in general context, so "television shows that bring" is better than "television shows that are bringing" -- subtle difference.

my answer is E.
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2010, 06:29
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serbiano wrote:
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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


Market is the subject - therefore we need both verbs to be singular. The Market has grown and the market is bringing ... The shows are there to trick you, there is a similar question in OG with marekt for antiques.

So after checking for verb agreement, we are left with C and D.

There is a rule for another v. other. If there are to options you can choose one or the other (So if you there are only 2 options use other). If there are more than 2 options u use another.

Here, we are talking about lives of numerous people - therefore use ANOTHER.

That being said

IMO C.


As mentioned earlier , Subject "Out of the public’s interest " is singular so "has" .. "increasing frequency" means it has to be progressive tense so E is out so all answers other than C and D are incorrect. In C and D , only difference is "other" and "another" . Your explanation that Other for two persons and another for more than two, that makes the answer C but OA is D.

What explains best this anomaly ?


OA cannot be D. A grammer error exists in this option ..

4) other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that is bringing

'shows' is plural and 'is' is singular so this option is wrong.
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2010, 11:04
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OA cannot be D. A grammer error exists in this option ..

4) other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that is bringing

'shows' is plural and 'is' is singular so this option is wrong.


Dont' know if it is correct but my reasoning:
"bringing “regular” people onto the television screen with increasing frequency."
what is bringing regular people onto the television screen with increasing frequency" the booming market hence the reason for "that is"
the shows put people on tv but taken as a whole the booming market is the reason that the frequency of television appearances is increasing.
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2010, 11:47
imo E

has grown.... that bring

what's OA
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2010, 12:40
OA can not be D.whats the source
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2010, 15:07
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
Incorrect - have is not correct as they same is not in agreement with the subject that is 'Out of the public’s interest' which is singular

2. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that are bringing
Correct - has is in agreement with the subject 'Out of the public’s interest' and 'are bringing' is also in agreement with 'televisions shows'

3. another person’s life has grown a booming market for a “reality” television show that is bringing
Incorrect - changes the meaning as the same is being talked about in general for the people and not for a singular person.

4. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that is bringing
Incorrect - has in agreement but is bringing is not in agreement with shows.

5. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that bring
Incorrect - present participle form is preferred here than the verb itself....
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2010, 18:49
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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 ..

This sentence seems to use inversion structure. The subject is "a booming market" so A is out.
I confused between B and E but go with B because of "increasing frequency"
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2010, 17:47
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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 ?


(D) according to me.

My main contenders were B and D and my reasoning is as follows -

(B)other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that are bringing
I eliminated this because "television shows" is a subject phrase. And a subject phrase may contain plural phrases within it, but it is still singular. Hence this gets eliminated.

(D)other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that is bringing
This is correct.
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2010, 04:38
None other than B.
In B, we have both pairs of S-V in agreement.
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2010, 07:18
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


s-v error

initial subject is singual so has is required
television shows require plural verb and has grown is progressive verb so are bringing is required

only choice B satisfies all conditions

so my ans is B
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2010, 11:25
MY knowledge of sc says it should be B,
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 04:57
Researched it on the net. OA seems to be D.

Explanation that seems plausible.

b. other people's lives has grown a booming market for reality television shows that are bringing

d. other people's lives has grown a booming market for reality television shows that is bringing

Try to invert it..
A Booming market for reality television shows has grown that is bringing regular people onto the television screen with increasing frequency.

Remeber : Its not always necessary that "that" refers to the noun or pronoun just preseding it...
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Re: Very good standard Qs with many concepts hidden [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2011, 03:29
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None other than B.
In B, we have both pairs of S-V in agreement.
other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that are bringing



D is right. Reason:
"Out of the public’s interest in the details of and conflicts in other people’s lives" is a SUBJECT PHRASE ; and a subject phrase is always treated as Singular -> so "has" is correct.

"a booming market for “reality” television shows that is bringing" -> here "is" is correct bcos it referes to subject market and not shows


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