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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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Dont think the issue here is using which but rather using is or are... is being appropriate as it refers back to the market not the reality shows
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16 Feb 2012, 08:35
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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?

The below mentioned link will clear ur doubt on the usage of which
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16 Feb 2012, 08:44
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Dont think the issue here is using which but rather using is or are... is being appropriate as it refers back to the market not the reality shows

i think the issue is very much the actual antecedent of which. Here the term which can refer to either market or television shows and hence ambiguous.
based on what is the actual antecedent of which, the verb following which is decided.
logically Which here can refer to either of two. It could refer to market if such usage were without any ambiguity. i don't think GMAC will ever leave the logical meaning as per discretion of the test takers.
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17 Aug 2017, 00:58
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

[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.

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I felt, as per the logical meaning which should refer to 'interest'...as it is better contender than booming market or tv shows.
But as 'interest' is far away from which, it should refer to closest noun tv shows.

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17 Aug 2017, 05:06
"which is bringing" refers to television shows in option D..
shows are plural...

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06 Sep 2017, 08:37
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 need the plural version has, out of the public's intrest ....has grown

B. other people's lives has grown a booming market for reality television shows, which are bringing "which are bringing", refers to the booming market, which is singular. so we need the sentence that has subject verb agreement in number

C. another persons's life has grown a booming market for reality television shows, which is bringing use of "another" changes meaning

D. other people's lives has grown a booming market for reality television shows, which is bringing has, which is bringing !! correct

E. other people's lives has grown a booming market for reality television shows, which bring has, which bring, brings would be more appropriate, which brings people onto

[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.

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Out of public's interestin the details of and conflicts in [u]other people's lives have grown a booming market for reality television shows, which are bringing [/u]regular people onto the television with increasing frequency.

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06 Sep 2017, 09:34
"which" here refers to the market. If test takers read fast, they should know this. If there is any doubt, the market brings people, not the shows.
"another" is incorrect.

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06 Sep 2017, 09:53
hello, I need help.
Can you tell me the difference between "other" and "another"

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06 Sep 2017, 09:59
chesstitans wrote:
hello, I need help.
Can you tell me the difference between "other" and "another"

it changed the meaning of the sentence.

is the market about looking into one other person's life ( singular) or multiple peoples lives

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06 Sep 2017, 10:35
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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 need the plural version has, out of the public's intrest ....has grown

B. other people's lives has grown a booming market for reality television shows, which are bringing "which are bringing", refers to the booming market, which is singular. so we need the sentence that has subject verb agreement in number

C. another persons's life has grown a booming market for reality television shows, which is bringing use of "another" changes meaning

D. other people's lives has grown a booming market for reality television shows, which is bringing has, which is bringing !! correct

E. other people's lives has grown a booming market for reality television shows, which bring has, which bring, brings would be more appropriate, which brings people onto

[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.

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Out of public's interestin the details of and conflicts in [u]other people's lives have grown a booming market for reality television shows, which are bringing [/u]regular people onto the television with increasing frequency.

hi,,, but "which" refers to the word right before it, in this case television shows...correct???

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06 Sep 2017, 12:07
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vivophoenix wrote:
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 need the plural version has, out of the public's intrest ....has grown

B. other people's lives has grown a booming market for reality television shows, which are bringing "which are bringing", refers to the booming market, which is singular. so we need the sentence that has subject verb agreement in number

C. another persons's life has grown a booming market for reality television shows, which is bringing use of "another" changes meaning

D. other people's lives has grown a booming market for reality television shows, which is bringing has, which is bringing !! correct

E. other people's lives has grown a booming market for reality television shows, which bring has, which bring, brings would be more appropriate, which brings people onto

[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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is helps me to remove the filler :

Out of public's interestin the details of and conflicts in [u]other people's lives have grown a booming market for reality television shows, which are bringing [/u]regular people onto the television with increasing frequency.

hi,,, but "which" refers to the word right before it, in this case television shows...correct???

yes, but that is just a half of the truth. "which" normally and often refers to the word before the comma, but "which" also refers to the word that has the verb agreement, and the word has the logic.

for example, the vicinity of fields that/ ,which.... can refer to "vicinity" or "fields". It depends.

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chesstitans wrote:
hello, I need help.
Can you tell me the difference between "other" and "another"

it changed the meaning of the sentence.

is the market about looking into one other person's life ( singular) or multiple peoples lives

according to the question, persons' life, not person's life. Therefore, I do not know how the meaning is changed.

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chesstitans wrote:
vivophoenix wrote:
chesstitans wrote:
hello, I need help.
Can you tell me the difference between "other" and "another"

it changed the meaning of the sentence.

is the market about looking into one other person's life ( singular) or multiple peoples lives

according to the question, persons' life, not person's life. Therefore, I do not know how the meaning is changed.

persons' is not a word.

that would imply the possessive plural.

the possessive plural is people's

so i assumed it was a spelling mistake for person's life

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06 Sep 2017, 15:20
persons' is not a word.

that would imply the possessive plural.

the possessive plural is people's

so i assumed it was a spelling mistake for person's life[/quote]

persons = people
However, the possessive pronoun are not same?

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chesstitans wrote:
persons' is not a word.

that would imply the possessive plural.

the possessive plural is people's

so i assumed it was a spelling mistake for person's life

persons = people
However, the possessive pronoun are not same?[/quote]

singular plural
person people
singular possessive plural possessive
person's people's

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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.

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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Experts I have few queries regarding this question and I have posted my understanding of this question. Please help.

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Shiv2016 wrote:

1) Plural verb 'have' is fine as 'and' forms a compound subject. Why is has correct?

The correct one : Out of public's interest in the details of and conflicts in other people's lives has grown a booming market for reality television shows -- > the subject is "a booming market for reality .." Something like this -

a booming market for reality television shows has grown out of ......

We generally used this type of structure for proper placement of the subsequent modifier. One additional thing you have to note - this SC does not want us to know whether we require has/have, because there is no split between has/have ( except A) here. The real way to get any SC questions correct is to work with the splits/differences. We are not looking for the perfect one, but the best out of the five.

The main split is with "which". So, your second question..

Shiv2016 wrote:
2) Which refers to the preceding noun. Then why is which referring to market? Thanks

What "which" refers depend on context and the subsequent verb. Since, "is" is singular, it refer to a singular noun "market". What it must refer to - "market" or "shows" is a separate question however. [ for more refer the Emily Dickenson's letter Problem from OG]

In addition to what I have written, recent OG-18 questions point to a justified conclusion that GMAT has been less stringent with the usage of "which". Here's more on this - http://www.beatthegmat.com/gusty-wester ... 95429.html

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