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# Q18: Analyzing campaign expenditures, the media has had as

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Analyzing campaign expenditures, the media has had as a focus the high costs and low ethics of campaign finance, but they have generally overlooked the cost of actually administering elections, which includes facilities, transport, printing, staffing, and technology.
A. Analyzing campaign expenditures, the media has had as a focus
B. Analyses of campaign expenditures by the media has been focus on
C. In analyzing campaign expenditures, the media have focused on
D. Media analyses of campaign expenditures have had as a focus
E. In their analysis of campaign expenditures, the media has been focusing on
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13 Oct 2005, 15:40
C

Maintains consistent tense and S-V agreement.
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13 Oct 2005, 20:02
nakib77 wrote:
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Analyzing campaign expenditures, the media has had as a focus the high costs and low ethics of campaign finance, but they have generally overlooked the cost of actually administering elections, which includes facilities, transport, printing, staffing, and technology.
A. Analyzing campaign expenditures, the media has had as a focus
B. Analyses of campaign expenditures by the media has been focus on
C. In analyzing campaign expenditures, the media have focused on
D. Media analyses of campaign expenditures have had as a focus
E. In their analysis of campaign expenditures, the media has been focusing on

Particle clause is used to decribe a cause-effect relation of two actions or to describe sequential actions.
The use of particle phrase in A and B doesn't fall into any of these two usage. Eliminate A and B.
C maintain the parallelism of " have v-ed .....have v-ed"
C is my choice.
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13 Oct 2005, 20:06
Media is a plural noun, therefore the correct S-V agreement is:

The media have....

C.
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14 Oct 2005, 05:27
Between C & E, I think C because it just sounds better
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14 Oct 2005, 12:04
Another C.

uses parallelism and correct past tense.

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Q18:
Analyzing campaign expenditures, the media has had as a focus the high costs and low ethics of campaign finance, but they have generally overlooked the cost of actually administering elections, which includes facilities, transport, printing, staffing, and technology.
A. Analyzing campaign expenditures, the media has had as a focus
B. Analyses of campaign expenditures by the media has been focus on
C. In analyzing campaign expenditures, the media have focused on
D. Media analyses of campaign expenditures have had as a focus
E. In their analysis of campaign expenditures, the media has been focusing on
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14 Oct 2005, 13:04
Good job guys.
OA is C.
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02 Sep 2010, 21:57
Can you please tell me the source as well....
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03 Sep 2010, 09:31
Can you please tell me the source as well....

hi

if you see carefully its avery old post hence the author may not be very active on the forum !!...

Guys , for a second I was confused in deciding whether the media is singular or plural word ......

So i read the question again ....see carefully in the second part it says but they have generally overlooked

hence the question itself tells you ....once this as done then straight C ...cheers
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22 May 2014, 08:19
Hi,

I have confusion here is the 'Media' acting as singular or plural noun?

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22 May 2014, 15:43
'media' is plural here.

this can be ascertained from the non-underlined portion of the sentence.

....but THEY have generally....

here THEY refers to media hence we can say 'media' is to be taken as plural in this sentence

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