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Media analyses of stock market crash have had as a focus the short term risks and volatility of technology stocks, but they have generally overlooked some of the serious flaws in the banking structure, clearance and settling issues.

(A) Media analyses of stock market crash have had as a focus
(B) Analyzing the recent stock market crash, the media has had as a focus
(C) Analyses of the recent stock market crash by the media has been focus on
(D) In analyzing stock market crash, the media have focused on
(E) In their analysis of stock market crash, the media has been focusing on

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10 Jun 2010, 20:08
IMO A.

'Media' is a collective noun here and collective nouns are considered as singular on the GMAT. (expert advice would be great)
For instance - Crowd, Orchestra, Team, Audience, etc are all collective nouns and are singular.

The subject here is Media analyses (plural from of analysis), because the number must agree with the latter part of the sentence - 'but they have generally overlooked'.

(A) Media analyses of stock market crash have had as a focus - Correct IMO
(B) Analyzing the recent stock market crash, the media has had as a focus - Media analyses have had as a focus, not the media itself. Slightly changes the meaning
(C) Analyses of the recent stock market crash by the media has been focus on - Doesn't agree in number. Analyses... has been
(D) In analyzing stock market crash, the media have focused on - Doesn't agree in number. media... have
(E) In their analysis of stock market crash, the media has been focusing on - Media analyses have had as a focus, not the media itself. Slightly changes the meaning

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10 Jun 2010, 20:40
No doubt media is plural.

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IMO A.

'Media' is a collective noun here and collective nouns are considered as singular on the GMAT. (expert advice would be great)
For instance - Crowd, Orchestra, Team, Audience, etc are all collective nouns and are singular.

The subject here is Media analyses (plural from of analysis), because the number must agree with the latter part of the sentence - 'but they have generally overlooked'.

(A) Media analyses of stock market crash have had as a focus - Correct IMO
(B) Analyzing the recent stock market crash, the media has had as a focus - Media analyses have had as a focus, not the media itself. Slightly changes the meaning
(C) Analyses of the recent stock market crash by the media has been focus on - Doesn't agree in number. Analyses... has been
(D) In analyzing stock market crash, the media have focused on - Doesn't agree in number. media... have
(E) In their analysis of stock market crash, the media has been focusing on - Media analyses have had as a focus, not the media itself. Slightly changes the meaning

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10 Jun 2010, 20:42
Pls report. analyses ----> this is wrong. You are trying to confuse people with this word.

analysis is correct.

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Media analyses of stock market crash have had as a focus the short term risks and volatility of technology stocks, but they have generally overlooked some of the serious flaws in the banking structure, clearance and settling issues.

(A) Media analyses of stock market crash have had as a focus
(B) Analyzing the recent stock market crash, the media has had as a focus
(C) Analyses of the recent stock market crash by the media has been focus on
(D) In analyzing stock market crash, the media have focused on
(E) In their analysis of stock market crash, the media has been focusing on

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10 Jun 2010, 20:52
nusmavrik wrote:
Pls report. analyses ----> this is wrong. You are trying to confuse people with this word.

analysis is correct.

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Media analyses of stock market crash have had as a focus the short term risks and volatility of technology stocks, but they have generally overlooked some of the serious flaws in the banking structure, clearance and settling issues.

(A) Media analyses of stock market crash have had as a focus
(B) Analyzing the recent stock market crash, the media has had as a focus
(C) Analyses of the recent stock market crash by the media has been focus on
(D) In analyzing stock market crash, the media have focused on
(E) In their analysis of stock market crash, the media has been focusing on

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/analyses

analyses is the plural of analysis and is a valid word. Refer above link
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10 Jun 2010, 20:56
nusmavrik:

I believe the plural form of analysis is analyses and I also believe Media is Singular (on the GMAT). I could be wrong. Also, no one is trying to confuse anyone. If you think there is a problem with the question or the explanation, let us wait for some clarity.
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10 Jun 2010, 21:01
Ok Thanks.

Now between A and D.

Hard to decide....... I am waiting for someone to answer.

Thanks for bringing this up.
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11 Jun 2010, 04:12
achiever01:
Do you have the OA and the source of this question?
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11 Jun 2010, 07:07
Media is Plural - compare with the second part of the sentence: "they HAVE generally overlooked"

Therefore D: the media HAVE focused

Even if it sounds awkward.

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11 Jun 2010, 09:13
Thanks all for discussing this.

OA is B.

here's my take:

Media analyses of stock market crash have had as a focus the short term risks and volatility of technology stocks, but they have generally overlooked some of the serious flaws in the banking structure, clearance and settling issues.

(A) Media analyses of stock market crash have had as a focus
(B) Analyzing the recent stock market crash, the media has had as a focus
(C) Analyses of the recent stock market crash by the media has been focus on
(D) In analyzing stock market crash, the media have focused on
(E) In their analysis of stock market crash, the media has been focusing on

Collective nouns usually take singular verb but they may take plural verb also, based on the usage. I think here 'media' should take a singular verb. Please correct me if i am wrong. If 'media' takes a singular verb then 'B' looks best.

But as some have pointed out "they have generally overlooked" ... does that fit in?
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11 Jun 2010, 09:49
I am sure OA is wrong.

Here is B -
Analyzing the recent stock market crash, the media has had as a focus the short term risks and volatility of technology stocks, but they have generally overlooked some of the serious flaws in the banking structure, clearance and settling issues.

media cannot be both singular and plural in the same sentence.

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Thanks all for discussing this.

OA is B.

here's my take:

Media analyses of stock market crash have had as a focus the short term risks and volatility of technology stocks, but they have generally overlooked some of the serious flaws in the banking structure, clearance and settling issues.

(A) Media analyses of stock market crash have had as a focus
(B) Analyzing the recent stock market crash, the media has had as a focus
(C) Analyses of the recent stock market crash by the media has been focus on
(D) In analyzing stock market crash, the media have focused on
(E) In their analysis of stock market crash, the media has been focusing on

Collective nouns usually take singular verb but they may take plural verb also, based on the usage. I think here 'media' should take a singular verb. Please correct me if i am wrong. If 'media' takes a singular verb then 'B' looks best.

But as some have pointed out "they have generally overlooked" ... does that fit in?

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11 Jun 2010, 19:01
Definitely something is wrong with OA. Media is always singular in GMAT. And the second part of the sentence uses they, thus implying that A needs to be the correct choice.
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11 Jun 2010, 19:49
The qstn of media being singular or plural - media can be singular or plural, its a collective noun. Media - can be the collective term for News company X, News company Y, and News company Z, each had overlooked and each had focused.

As the second part reinforces media as a plural form. Hence I take the mentioned media to be a plural where each element is stressed.

The ans should be D

In analyzing stock market crash, the media have focused on the short term risks and volatility of technology stocks, but they have generally overlooked some of the serious flaws in the banking structure, clearance and settling issues.
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The qstn of media being singular or plural - media can be singular or plural, its a collective noun. Media - can be the collective term for News company X, News company Y, and News company Z, each had overlooked and each had focused.

As the second part reinforces media as a plural form. Hence I take the mentioned media to be a plural where each element is stressed.

The ans should be D

In analyzing stock market crash, the media have focused on the short term risks and volatility of technology stocks, but they have generally overlooked some of the serious flaws in the banking structure, clearance and settling issues.

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20 Jun 2010, 12:23
D is best.

"they" refers to media. and is also parallel with "have focused" and "have overlooked"
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02 Jul 2010, 20:48
OA is D....
I just got this question in GMAT Prep2 and OA is D, so media is plural.
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