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17 Jun 2014, 11:18
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Digitally downloads are greatly affecting the music industry, an unpredictable and ever-changing economic market.

A) Digitally downloads are greatly affecting the music industry, an unpredictable and ever-changing economic market

B) The music industry, an unpredictable and ever-changing economic market, is being greatly affected by digital downloads

C) Digitally downloads are greatly affecting the music industry, which is an unpredictable and ever-changing economic market

D) Digital download are greatly affecting the music industry, an unpredictable and ever-changing economic market

E) Digital downloads are greatly affecting the music industry, an unpredictable and ever-changing economic markets
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17 Jun 2014, 21:02
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goodyear2013 wrote:
Digitally downloads are greatly affecting the music industry, an unpredictable and ever-changing economic market.

A) Digitally downloads are greatly affecting the music industry, an unpredictable and ever-changing economic market
B) The music industry, an unpredictable and ever-changing economic market, is being greatly affected by digital downloads
C) Digitally downloads are greatly affecting the music industry, which is an unpredictable and ever-changing economic market
D) Digital download are greatly affecting the music industry, an unpredictable and ever-changing economic market
E) Digital downloads are greatly affecting the music industry, an unpredictable and ever-changing economic markets

Sol: The sentence basically means Digital downloads are affecting the music industry and the music industry is unpredictable and ever changing market...

Now,Digitally is an adverb here modifying noun Downloads which is incorrect because an Adj (Digital) should modify noun. Thus A,C are in correct...

Option D Digital Download (Singular Subject) are (Plural verb)....Not correct because Singular subject needs singular verb

Option E Sub-Verb is correct (Downloads (sub)...are(verb)...The problem is in the word markets....it should be market.

B is the answer....inspite of being...
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18 Sep 2018, 23:29
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It was a close call between B and E , IMO E is not making logical structure where as B has a clear meaning where E is lacking.
This is obviously post eliminating all other options primarily through the subject verb agreement rule applied on "Downloads" and "are".

Experts , any comments on the above explanation ?
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