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Although the consensus reaction to initial marketing surveys was not favorable, the growing acceptance by consumers seem to indicate that the product will ultimately be very popular.

(A) seem to indicate that the product will ultimately be very popular.
(B) seems to indicate the ultimate popularity of the product.
(C) seems to indicate that the product will ultimately be very popular.
(D) are indicating that the product will ultimately be very popular.
(E) seems to be an indication as to the ultimately popularity of the product.

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SajjadAhmad wrote:
Although the consensus reaction to initial marketing surveys was not favorable, the growing acceptance by consumers seem to indicate that the product will ultimately be very popular.
(A) seem to indicate that the product will ultimately be very popular.
(B) seems to indicate the ultimate popularity of the product.
(C) seems to indicate that the product will ultimately be very popular.
(D) are indicating that the product will ultimately be very popular.
(E) seems to be an indication as to the ultimately popularity of the product.


SajjadAhmad wrote:
(A) seem to indicate that the product will ultimately be very popular.
INCORRECT! The noun phrase "The growing acceptance by consumers" requires a singular verb, since "acceptance" is the subject.
SajjadAhmad wrote:
(B) seems to indicate the ultimate popularity of the product.
INCORRECT! The best use is "Indicate that"
SajjadAhmad wrote:
(C) seems to indicate that the product will ultimately be very popular.
CORRECT!
SajjadAhmad wrote:
(D) are indicating that the product will ultimately be very popular.
INCORRECT! Same as A).
SajjadAhmad wrote:
(E) seems to be an indication as to the ultimately popularity of the product.
INCORRECT! Transforming the verb "indicate" into a noun "indication" leads to an awkward sentence.
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Here is a detailed explanation to this question-

SajjadAhmad wrote:
Although the consensus reaction to initial marketing surveys was not favorable, the growing acceptance by consumers seem to indicate that the product will ultimately be very popular.

(A) seem to indicate that the product will ultimately be very popular.
(B) seems to indicate the ultimate popularity of the product.
(C) seems to indicate that the product will ultimately be very popular.
(D) are indicating that the product will ultimately be very popular.
(E) seems to be an indication as to the ultimately popularity of the product.


Choice A: In Option A, we see a clear subject-verb disagreement between the singular noun phrase "The growing acceptance by consumers" and the plural verb "seem". Thus, Option A is incorrect.

Choice B: Option B comes across as needlessly wordy, due to the use of the phrase "the ultimate popularity of the product". Thus, Option B is not a good answer choice.

Choice C: Option C maintains subject-verb agreement, conveys the intended meaning of the sentence, and is quite concise. Thus, Option C is correct.

Choice D: Option D displays the same subject-verb disagreement that Option A does. Thus, Option B is incorrect.

Choice E: Option E is highly awkward, due to the use of the phrase "indication as to the ultimately popularity of the product." Moreover, the use of the adjective "ultimately" is inappropriate here as "Ultimately", in this context, is synonymous with "eventually"; the correct adjective form to use here is "ultimate” because it means "final". Thus, Option E is incorrect.

Hence, C is the best answer choice.

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Re: Although the consensus reaction to initial marketing surveys was not   [#permalink] 18 Jan 2020, 01:23

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