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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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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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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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This was an easy B...
If you want a question on the similar lines.. see OG11, 116 (Sentence Correction)
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:( went for E...........failed to see the later part .........
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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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Thanks Sudish. Hope it all goes well for you on the D day!
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+1 B

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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

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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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.

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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.)

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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This is not an original GMAT Prep source question. Let's us get to the roots.
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The original OG's version --- OG #116.

Out of America's fascination with all things antique have grown a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures that are bringing back the chaise lounge, the overstuffed sofa, and the claw-footed bathtub.

A) things antique have grown a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures that are bringing
B) things antique has grown a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures that is bringing
C) things that are antiques has grown a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures that bring
D) antique things have grown a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures that are bringing
E) antique things has grown a market for bygone styles of furniture and fixtures that bring
The OA is B




Princeton's version

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Out of this season's obsession with all things political have grown a market for official memorabilia and trinkets that are flooding the shops with t-shirts, bumper stickers and lapel pins.

A. things political have grown a market for official memorabilia and trinkets that are flooding
B. things political has grown a market for official memorabilia and trinkets that is flooding
C. things that are political has grown a market for official memorabilia and trinkets that floods
D. political things have grown a market for official memorabilia and trinkets that are flooding
E. political things has grown a market for official memorabilia and trinkets that floods

In this, also the OA is B.[/u]


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Out of the public's interest in the details of and conflicts in other people's lives have grown a booming market for "reality" television shows, which are bringing “regular" people onto the television screen with increasing frequency.

A. other people's lives have grown a booming market for "reality" television shows, which are bringing
B. other people's lives has grown a booming market for "reality" television shows, which are bringing
C. another people's lives has grown a booming market for "reality" television shows, which is bringing
D. other people's lives has grown a booming market for "reality" television shows, which is bringing
E. other people's lives has grown a booming market for "reality" television shows, which bring

Kaplan’s OA is D. (the same as B in other questions)




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Out of the public's interest in the details of and conflicts in other people's lives have grown a booming market for "reality" television shows that are bringing "regular" people onto the television screen with increasing frequency.

(A) other people's lives have grown a booming market for "reality" television shows that are bringing
(B) other people's lives has grown a booming market for "reality" television shows that are bringing
(C) another person's life has grown a booming market for a "reality" television show that is bringing
(D) other people's lives has grown a booming market for "reality" television shows that is bringing
(E) other people's lives has grown a booming market for "reality" television shows that bring

this is a rip-off of OG11 #116... and not a very good one. a legitimate case could be made for either (b) or (d).
here's the analysis:

1) THE SUBJECT OF "HAS/HAVE GROWN" IS "A BOOMING MARKET"
the entire cluster of words that precedes this verb is a prepositional phrase, and so can't contain the subject. therefore, this must be a reverse construction, in which the subject comes after the verb.
the subject is, therefore "a booming market".

this is also the only subject that is reasonable in context -- nothing else in the sentence has "grown".)

therefore, the correct verb is "has".

simpler analogy:
on the table (is / are) two cell phones. ,
"on the table" isn't the subject (it's a prepositional phrase, so that's impossible). therefore, the subject, "two cell phones", FOLLOWS the verb. (the correct choice would be "are".)



2) THERE IS INSUFFICIENT CONTEXT TO DETERMINE THE SUBJECT OF "IS/ARE BRINGING"

...aaaaaaaannnnndd this is where we start to have a problem.

in the current context, BOTH of these are perfectly reasonable interpretations:

* the market (for reality tv shows) IS bringing people onto the screen increasingly frequently;
* the tv shows themselves ARE bringing people onto the screen increasingly frequently.

they're also both grammatical, since "that" modifiers have a certain degree of freedom in their application -- unlike "which" modifiers, they aren't constrained to modifying the closest noun. (see OG DIAGNOSTIC #50, in the 11th or 12th edition, for another example of a flexible "that" modifier.)

therefore, it is impossible to tell which of these is the intended subject -- both are reasonable in context -- and, therefore, it's impossible to determine whether the verb should be singular or plural.

therefore, either (b) or (d).

what's the source of this question?
you would think that people who are essentially copying an OG problem, and substituting different words, could, at least, make a problem with only one correct answer.
heh.


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Out of America’s obsession with all things pet-related have grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accouterments 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 accouterments that are bringing
B. things pet-related has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accouterments that is bringing
C. things that are pet-related has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accouterments that bring
D. pet-related things have grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accouterments that are bringing
E. pet-related things has grown a market for human-inspired accessories and accouterments that bring
B is said to be the answer to this topic also.

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