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Out of America’s obsession with all things pet-related have grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that are bringing forth rhinestone studded collars, cashmere dog sweaters, and canopied pet beds.

A. things pet-related have grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that are bringing
B. things pet-related has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that is bringing
C. things that are pet-related has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that bring
D. pet-related things have grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that are bringing
E. pet-related things has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that bring
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22 Jul 2010, 11:09
Got B. Not too sure if this is a 700 level question - seemed too easy?

Ok, this was what went through my head....

D and E, out of the picture. Idiom mistake and when you read it in your head it doesn't make sense at all when read "pet-related things"

So you're down to A, B, and C.

C is somewhat redundant with the use of "that" - eliminated.

So you're down to A and B.

I started to compare to the two and saw that included "is" and one included "are" implying subject-verb agreement error.

The subject of this statement deals with "America's obsession", which is singular. I guess the tricky part here is that they list all the examples and try to confuse you that it might be somehow plural. tricky tricky :D

So in the end, B it is. Done. Lemme know if that's how you guy thought about it as.
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23 Jul 2010, 00:36
I pick B.

The Verb of the verb "bring" is "a market", therefore it needs to be a singular verb form. Only B where the Verb is "IS" agree with "a market".

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23 Jul 2010, 01:15
This was an easy B...
If you want a question on the similar lines.. see OG11, 116 (Sentence Correction)
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29 Jul 2010, 11:43
went for E...........failed to see the later part .........

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The source ??' ))
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Please explain me the sentence ..I am nt getting whether the subject is americas obsession or pet related things...and bit confused with the start too...ie OUT OF....

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Out of America’s obsession with all things pet-related have grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that are bringing forth rhinestone studded collars, cashmere dog sweaters, and canopied pet beds.

A) things pet-related have grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that are bringing
B ) things pet-related has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that is bringing
C ) things that are pet-related has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that bring
D ) pet-related things have grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that are bringing
E ) pet-related things has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that bring

Can someone please tell what is the correct answer and why? I will go for E.
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The correct answer is option B.

The subject 'market' which is singular agrees in number with the verb 'has'. Moreover, the tense in the original sentence suggests that the action is ongoing and hence the verb form 'bringing' is correct.

In option E, though the subject 'market' agrees with the verb 'has', it does not agree with the verb 'bring' which is plural. Hence it is incorrect.

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10 Nov 2011, 14:16
Thanks Sudish. Hope it all goes well for you on the D day!
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10 Nov 2011, 16:48
+1 B

has - market
is matches singular has

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Out of America’s obsession with all things pet-related have grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that are bringing forth rhinestone studded collars, cashmere dog sweaters, and canopied pet beds.
A. things pet-related have grown a market for human-inspired acessories and accoutrements that are bringing
B. things pet-related has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that is bringing
C. things that are pet-related has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that bring
D. pet-related things have grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that are bringing
E. pet-related things has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that bring

A and D are out SV agreement obsession-has
C and E are out again because of SV agreement market-that-brings/bringing
Correct ans B...
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Request experts to explain the OA..and things wrong about C and E
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Request experts to explain the OA..and things wrong about C and E

This one is tricky! And I have no memory of ever running into it on the GMATPrep tests -- can anybody out there confirm the source? It looks legit, but I've seen most of the older GMATPrep SCs hundreds of times... so I'm surprised to see one that doesn't ring a bell at all, especially since it's pretty tough. Maybe that brain cell died in a tragic bourbon accident?

Anyway, on to your question. I know that you asked specifically about (C) and (E), but I think the heart of the question shows up in (A) as well. So I'll go through all of the answer choices, QOTD-style.

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A. things pet-related have grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that are bringing

The subject-verb thing is kind of tricky, because the subject comes after the verb. In this case: "a market... have grown" makes no sense.

The word "that" also jumps out at me. It seems like the modifier beginning with "that" ("that are bringing forth rhinestone collars, cashmere dog sweaters...") is modifying "accessories and accoutrements." And that makes no sense: it's not the "accessories and accoutrements" that are "bringing forth" fancy collars and sweaters and beds. The MARKET "brings forth" those things; not the accessories and accoutrements themselves. So this is tricky, but we need "that" to be followed by a singular verb, since it's the (singular) market performing the action of "bringing forth" fancy pet stuff.

The "that" modifier is tricky, but it's the key to the question, after you figure out the subject-verb thing. Anyway, (A) is out.

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B. things pet-related has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that is bringing

"Has" gives us the correct subject-verb agreement, and notice that the end of the underlined portion is now singular: "a market... that is bringing forth [expensive dog crap]..." That makes way more sense than (A). And the verb tense is OK, too: "is bringing" suggests an ongoing action in the present, and that actually makes sense here, because the current obsession is inspiring a market for fancy dog products right now.

So we can keep (B).

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C. things that are pet-related has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that bring

This sounds great! "A market... has grown" gives us the right subject-verb agreement. "...accessories and accoutrements [plural!] that bring..." sounds great, but it's wrong, as we described in (A): it's the market that "brings forth" the crazy expensive dog stuff, not the "accessories and accoutrements" themselves.

(By the way, if you ever use the word "accoutrements" in a real-life sentence, Americans will generally assume that you're a pretentious dork.)

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D. pet-related things have grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that are bringing

Subject-verb is wrong in the beginning ("a market... have grown") and also in the end: just like in (A) and (C), this suggests that the "accessories and accoutrements" are "bringing forth" pretentious pet products. (D) is gone.

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E. pet-related things has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that bring

Same issue again as in (A), (C), and (D)! It's the market that brings forth the fancy collars and sweaters -- not the "accessories and accoutrements."

I hope this helps!
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Luckisnoexcuse wrote:
Request experts to explain the OA..and things wrong about C and E

This one is tricky! And I have no memory of ever running into it on the GMATPrep tests -- can anybody out there confirm the source? It looks legit, but I've seen most of the older GMATPrep SCs hundreds of times... so I'm surprised to see one that doesn't ring a bell at all, especially since it's pretty tough. Maybe that brain cell died in a tragic bourbon accident?

Anyway, on to your question. I know that you asked specifically about (C) and (E), but I think the heart of the question shows up in (A) as well. So I'll go through all of the answer choices, QOTD-style.

Quote:
A. things pet-related have grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that are bringing

The subject-verb thing is kind of tricky, because the subject comes after the verb. In this case: "a market... have grown" makes no sense.

The word "that" also jumps out at me. It seems like the modifier beginning with "that" ("that are bringing forth rhinestone collars, cashmere dog sweaters...") is modifying "accessories and accoutrements." And that makes no sense: it's not the "accessories and accoutrements" that are "bringing forth" fancy collars and sweaters and beds. The MARKET "brings forth" those things; not the accessories and accoutrements themselves. So this is tricky, but we need "that" to be followed by a singular verb, since it's the (singular) market performing the action of "bringing forth" fancy pet stuff.

The "that" modifier is tricky, but it's the key to the question, after you figure out the subject-verb thing. Anyway, (A) is out.

Quote:
B. things pet-related has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that is bringing

"Has" gives us the correct subject-verb agreement, and notice that the end of the underlined portion is now singular: "a market... that is bringing forth [expensive dog crap]..." That makes way more sense than (A). And the verb tense is OK, too: "is bringing" suggests an ongoing action in the present, and that actually makes sense here, because the current obsession is inspiring a market for fancy dog products right now.

So we can keep (B).

Quote:
C. things that are pet-related has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that bring

This sounds great! "A market... has grown" gives us the right subject-verb agreement. "...accessories and accoutrements [plural!] that bring..." sounds great, but it's wrong, as we described in (A): it's the market that "brings forth" the crazy expensive dog stuff, not the "accessories and accoutrements" themselves.

(By the way, if you ever use the word "accoutrements" in a real-life sentence, Americans will generally assume that you're a pretentious dork.)

Quote:
D. pet-related things have grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that are bringing

Subject-verb is wrong in the beginning ("a market... have grown") and also in the end: just like in (A) and (C), this suggests that the "accessories and accoutrements" are "bringing forth" pretentious pet products. (D) is gone.

Quote:
E. pet-related things has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accoutrements that bring

Same issue again as in (A), (C), and (D)! It's the market that brings forth the fancy collars and sweaters -- not the "accessories and accoutrements."

I hope this helps!

Thanks a lot GMATNinja for the wonderful explanation..i think mostly meaning was the key here...understanding that that modifies market and not acting as a pretentious dork (modifying accoutrements)...

Indeed a tough one
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