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09 Feb 2014, 06:54
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)

read this, http://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2007/ ... lural.html
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, 07:32
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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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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30 Sep 2014, 01:56
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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29 Oct 2015, 23:36
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, 07:24
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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07 Nov 2016, 11:59
Hi All,

Nice discussion.

Can anyone clearly refer why the option D is wrong...I have seen in few places the structure D (by elimination - tough GMAT questions) to be correct.
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06 Jan 2017, 20:32
Without making it complicated, look for parallelism.
Consider the highlighted part,

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.

This clearly suggests that to maintain the parallelism, we need "verb-ed" form, which is there only for option (c).

Ans : C
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22 Mar 2017, 07:51
A) Analyzing campaign expenditures, the media has had as a focus..., BUT they have generally overlooked...
--> The media has a singular verb, but in the second part of the phrase they refers to the media and is plural, so A is out

B) Analyses of campaign expenditures by the media has been focused on..., BUT they have generally overlooked
--> Analyses...has been focused on..., but they...
--> Analyses is plural and requires a plural verb, so B is out

C) In analyzing campaign expenditures, the media have focused on..., BUT they have generally overlooked...
--> the media have focused on X, but they have overlooked Y is perfectly parallel
--> the language is clear and concise
--> CORRECT

D) Media analyses of campaign expenditures have had as a focus..., BUT they have generally overlooked...
--> Two parts are also parallel
--> Have had as a focus X and Y... is a bit awkward; media analyses have focused on X and Y is more eloquent

E) In their analyses of campaign expenditures, the media has been focusing on...
--> Their is plural and refers to media, but media has a singular verb, so E is out

A, B and E can be eliminated easily.
When you need to chose between C and D go for the most elegant/eloquent version
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22 Mar 2017, 10:03
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

The usage of have is correct because the media is considered as plural in the non undelined part of the sentence.
A:has had as a focus is complex.
B:has been focus on is wrong, if it was past tense the focused was the right word.
D:have had as a focus is complex an unnecesary
E:has been focusing i sthe improper use of tense in the sentence
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08 May 2017, 19:29
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?

Collective nouns are typically singular on the GMAT; HOWEVER, in this case "the media" is treated as plural:

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.

So, we know that the correct choice must treat "the media" as plural. C.

Do you agree Adam?
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08 May 2017, 19:51
ankitmining wrote:
Hi All,

Nice discussion.

Can anyone clearly refer why the option D is wrong...I have seen in few places the structure D (by elimination - tough GMAT questions) to be correct.

It's a tough one but D is out for the following reasons:

- Complex/wordy
- It makes more sense for the"media" to have overlooked something than for the "analyses" to have overlooked something.
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25 Jun 2017, 18:05
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

A. "Media" is plural, yet the verb is singular.
B. "Media" is plural, yet the verb is singular.
C. Correct.
D. The past perfect verb tense is incorrect--we are not emphasizing the order of past events. The two verbs occurred at the same time.
E. "Media" is plural, yet the verb is singular.
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26 Jun 2017, 06:30
Imo C
Correct idiom should be focus on or when used as an object the focus of
The original sentence is awkward and has a wordy construction .
Option C removes this mistake
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26 Jun 2017, 06:32
D. Media analyses of campaign expenditures have had as a focus
Lets analyze option D
as a focus i wrong it should be focus on
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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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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
Media(plural) has ; sv error : Incorrect

(B) Analyses of campaign expenditures by the media has been focus on
Media(plural) has ; sv error : Incorrect
(C) In analyzing campaign expenditures, the media have focused on
Correct
(D) Media analyses of campaign expenditures have had as a focus
Incorrect
(E) In their analysis of campaign expenditures, the media has been focusing on
Media(plural) has ; sv error : Incorrect
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