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In response to declining attendance, the museum administration has begun to offer more interactive displays, which are crowd-drawing strategies that have been proven amply in the industry already.

A). which are crowd-drawing strategies that have been proven

B). which are a crowd-drawing strategy that has been proven

C). which is a crowd-drawing strategy that has proven

D). crowd-drawing strategies that have been proven

E). a crowd-drawing strategy that has been proven
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In response to declining attendance, the museum administration has begun to offer more interactive displays, which are crowd-drawing strategies that have been proven amply in the industry already.


Error Analysis:

1. Noun modifier "which are crowd-drawing strategies that have been proven amply in the industry already" illogically modifies the noun "interactive displays" as "interactive displays" is not a strategy, but rather the idea "to offer more interactive displays" is a strategy.

2. Since a single strategy is discussed in the sentence, usage of plural verb "have been" is wrong.

Option Elimination:

As per the above mentioned reasons, all options except E are wrong.

Originally posted by iamsiddharthkapoor on 09 Mar 2019, 09:57.
Last edited by iamsiddharthkapoor on 10 Oct 2019, 02:14, edited 3 times in total.
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The main trick is that the correct meaning intends to modify the clause "the museum administration has begun to offer more interactive displays".

in A: Grammatically, "which are" can correctly modify "displays", and "have been proven" is the correct verb for "strategies".
in B: Grammatically, "which are" can correctly modify "displays", and "has been proven" is the correct verb for "strategy".
However, both are incorrect because the whole clause should be modified, not the noun "displays", so incorrect meaning.

in C: the option tried using "which is" to modify the whole clause, and used "has proven" as a correct verb for "strategy".
however, "Which" can't modify a whole clause, but can only modify nouns, so incorrect grammar.

in D: appositive phrase starting with the noun "strategies" is used.
However, appositive phrase can only modify the precedent noun "displays", but not the whole clause, so incorrect meaning.

in E: absolute phrase "a crowd-drawing strategy that ..." is used, and has been proven" is the correct verb for "strategy".
Absolute phrase can modify the whole precedent clause, which is the correct intended meaning.
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New post 09 Mar 2019, 12:54
we are talking about a particular strtegy... so options with 'have' -A,D - are out.
'which' is modifying 'display' - this brings a meaning ambiguity.(B,C) out.
Now 'a crowd pulling strategy' is a noun-mod modifying the previous part - the complete strategy-' Museum admin offerring X Y Z...'
Option E.
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Abhijeet007 wrote:
In response to declining attendance, the museum administration has begun to offer more interactive displays, which are crowd-drawing strategies that have been proven amply in the industry already.

A). which are crowd-drawing strategies that have been proven

B). which are a crowd-drawing strategy that has been proven

C). which is a crowd-drawing strategy that has proven

D). crowd-drawing strategies that have been proven

E). a crowd-drawing strategy that has been proven



Straight E. Noun+ noun Modifier in the sentence modifies interactive displays. Since only one strategy is described singular has should be used instead of plural have.
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Abhijeet007 wrote:
In response to declining attendance, the museum administration has begun to offer more interactive displays, which are crowd-drawing strategies that have been proven amply in the industry already.

A). which are crowd-drawing strategies that have been proven

B). which are a crowd-drawing strategy that has been proven

C). which is a crowd-drawing strategy that has proven

D). crowd-drawing strategies that have been proven

E). a crowd-drawing strategy that has been proven


"WHICH" HERE REFERS TO DISPLAYS. DISPLAYS CANNOT BE STRATEGIES. SO A, B AND C ARE OUT OF THE RACE.
D - STRATEGIES IS PLURAL....ELIMINATED
E- PERFECT.........CORRECT
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