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Out of public's interest in the details of and conflicts

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Re: Out of public's interest in the details of and conflicts [#permalink]

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New post 07 Sep 2017, 02:00
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Out of 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 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 persons's life 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

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My question is : What does "which" in this sentence refer to? The market or the reality television shows or is it combined phrase? My understanding was that which should always refer to noun preceding it -not sure anymore. Based on clarification, it will be either "which is" or to "which are". I am not sure. Can someone explain the rule please?

OA is D.

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Well nice discussion here-but if this is not an official question, then it looks like a waste of time. Because if we look at the meaning and ask- 'what is it that is bringing people to TV'? It is the TV shows and not the 'market' so I would B looks to be the correct answer.

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Well nice discussion here-but if this is not an official question, then it looks like a waste of time. Because if we look at the meaning and ask- 'what is it that is bringing people to TV'? It is the TV shows and not the 'market' so I would B looks to be the correct answer.


Both B and D are viable here as both "market" and "television shows" can work with the non-underline portion.

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Out of 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 with increasing frequency.

Experts please help. Here is my analysis of this question:

1) Plural verb 'have' is fine as 'and' forms a compound subject. Why is has correct?
2) Which refers to the preceding noun. Then why is which referring to market?


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1) The subject of the verb "have / has" is "a booming market". Since the subject is singular, the verb should be "has". "Out of public's interest in the details of and conflicts in other people's lives" is NOT the subject of the sentence. This sentence is an example of subject-verb flip.

2) In Option D/E, "which" could refer to "shows" or "a booming market for reality television shows". Since in option D, the verb for the subject "which" is "is bringing" (singular), the antecedent for "which" is ""a booming market for reality television shows".

However option E also cannot be eliminated on solid grounds since it is meaningful to say " reality television shows bring regular people onto the television with increasing frequency".

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However option E also cannot be eliminated on solid grounds since it is meaningful to say " reality television shows bring regular people onto the television with increasing frequency".


I think that we can eliminate E because "increasing frequency" signals continuous action, hence need a continuous tense.
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vashistvikas wrote:
Out of 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 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 persons's life 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

Similar question: LINK

[Reveal] Spoiler:
My question is : What does "which" in this sentence refer to? The market or the reality television shows or is it combined phrase? My understanding was that which should always refer to noun preceding it -not sure anymore. Based on clarification, it will be either "which is" or to "which are". I am not sure. Can someone explain the rule please?

OA is D.

Cheers

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I think it should be B. It is not "market" itself that is bringing audience to TV but it is shows that are bringing people to TV. As an audience, I don't care about the market but the shows.

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