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17 Nov 2011, 08:44

Initially, I have confusion between eliminate answer choice based on 'focus on/focus' or 'have/has'. Your hint helps me out. C is my final answer choice. Just look broader :D
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11 Feb 2012, 06:17
There is nothing wrong with D.

And I am surprised how AdamKnewton has missed the point by far, and people now are not thinking about it.
This should come under the category of "controversial", as putting D as an option is fairly illogical here.

Coming to media, in standard english, even terms such as 'jury' ,'çrowd' sometimes take the plural verb; but GMAT categorically considers them singular.

How "media" suddenly become plural here ?
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25 Feb 2012, 10:31
ajit257 wrote:
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

I am confused between the usage of has or have
Will provide OA later

What's wrong with D?

Media analyses (Plural) ... have had ... but they ...

Sounds good to me
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15 Jul 2013, 07:52
Good question! Very tricky

Takeaway:

Always read the entire sentence and see what the pronouns are referring to!
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24 Aug 2013, 06:27
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ajit257 wrote:
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

I am confused between the usage of has or have
Will provide OA later

What's wrong with D?

Media analyses (Plural) ... have had ... but they ...

Sounds good to me

Can one of the experts explain whats wrong with D?
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24 Aug 2013, 06:35
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Can one of the experts explain whats wrong with D?

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/gma ... 10268.html

hope it helps..
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24 Aug 2013, 07:17
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Can one of the experts explain whats wrong with D?

D changes the meaning of the sentence and the phrasing have had as a focus doesn't sound right...
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11 Jan 2014, 21:58
Can anyone explain why D is incorrect here?

Media can very well be either singular or plural. D takes into account the use of "they" by using a plural subject. Also, I'm not sure how it can be reasoned in good faith that "analyses" cannot focus or ignore.

I just can't see why D is the wrong option. Since media can take either a plural or singular verb, while analyses must take a plural verb, is D not the more fool proof option?

I have read everything in this thread and the MGMAT thread. The common line is that the analyses cannot "overlook" something. However, can we not say "his analysis of the problem overlooks several key factors...." Is that not a correct sentence?
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13 Jan 2014, 16:22
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D. Media analyses of campaign expenditures have had as a focus
they refers to media analyses and hence this choice is wrong. How can media analyses overlook the cost of actually administering elections ? So D, is wrong.

Here is a correct answer choice from an MGMAT CAT

"A recent study has found that most eligible American workers fail to make the maximum allowed contribution to their employer-offered retirement plans; among the explanations cited are increasing worker mobility between companies, poor financial planning on the workers' part, and excess complexity in the plans themselves."

The prompt was as follows:

"Citing increasing worker mobility between companies, poor financial planning by workers, and finding that the plans themselves are excessively complex, the authors of a recent study have found that most eligible American workers had not made the maximum allowed contribution to their employer-offered retirement plans."

How is what we are talking about any different? How can "a recent study" find something, yet "media analyses" cannot overlook?
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14 Jan 2014, 10:28
Can someone please shed some more light on options C & D.Specifically,why is D wrong?
(I agree C is better if we consider 'media' as plural)

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14 Jan 2014, 12:53
See the above explanation provided by @sivasanjeev
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09 Feb 2014, 00:41
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There is nothing wrong with D.

And I am surprised how AdamKnewton has missed the point by far, and people now are not thinking about it.
This should come under the category of "controversial", as putting D as an option is fairly illogical here.

Coming to media, in standard english, even terms such as 'jury' ,'çrowd' sometimes take the plural verb; but GMAT categorically considers them singular.

How "media" suddenly become plural here ?

agreed,I'm very suspect about the source of this question.
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09 Feb 2014, 02:16
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dreamchase wrote:
There is nothing wrong with D.

And I am surprised how AdamKnewton has missed the point by far, and people now are not thinking about it.
This should come under the category of "controversial", as putting D as an option is fairly illogical here.

Coming to media, in standard english, even terms such as 'jury' ,'çrowd' sometimes take the plural verb; but GMAT categorically considers them singular.

How "media" suddenly become plural here ?

agreed,I'm very suspect about the source of this question.

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09 Feb 2014, 02:59
sivasanjeev wrote:
samsmalldog wrote:
dreamchase wrote:
There is nothing wrong with D.

And I am surprised how AdamKnewton has missed the point by far, and people now are not thinking about it.
This should come under the category of "controversial", as putting D as an option is fairly illogical here.

Coming to media, in standard english, even terms such as 'jury' ,'çrowd' sometimes take the plural verb; but GMAT categorically considers them singular.

How "media" suddenly become plural here ?

agreed,I'm very suspect about the source of this question.

Thanks pal,I read your post before,C is the best choice here but I still wondering whether media should be plural. One of the rule in GMAT is that such word is considered to be singular,but in this sentence, we have no choice.
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09 Feb 2014, 07:54
sivasanjeev wrote:
samsmalldog wrote:
Thanks pal,I read your post before,C is the best choice here but I still wondering whether media should be plural. One of the rule in GMAT is that such word is considered to be singular,but in this sentence, we have no choice.

Well buddy, GMAT is not an exam based on rules alone. GMAT is about logic or your understanding (within the framework or the context of the question stem)

Whether 'media' is singular or plural is highly inconclusive, better worry about the context than wrestling over the word (in true sense)

Thanks,you are right
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09 Feb 2014, 08:32
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....APPEARS CORRECT.... EXCEPT FOR THE " HAVE"......
D.Media analysesof campaign expenditureshave hadas a focus
E. In their analysis of campaign expenditures, the media has been focusing on
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30 Sep 2014, 02:56
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

Indeed a good question, I was confused to use has/have but look non underlined part where they is used for media solved my confusion and reached answer as C.
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30 Oct 2015, 00:36
forevertfc wrote:
Media can very well be either singular or plural.

That's possible, but here, it is clearly plural because the non-underlined portion has a "they" for media: "they have generally overlooked the cost of actually".
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17 Sep 2016, 08:24
That was pretty cool...
Initially, I missed the hint..though

I think what's cool about this question is you don't need to be 100% certain of has/have to be tempted by the right answer. The modifying clause at the beginning is made clearer, and the main verb is simplified. Stylistically, it's a much better choice.

Here's a hint on how to be sure about whether "media" is singular/plural: Do you see another singular/plural world, in the non-underlined portion of the sentence, that tells us the number of "media" as used here?
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