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that is a modifier which modifies the noun or pronoun which precedes it hence the answer should be B

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mikemcgarry , any help please. I marked B as the answer confidently but it seems there is a confusion between B and D.

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mikemcgarry , any help please. I marked B as the answer confidently but it seems there is a confusion between B and D.

Kindly help.


Consider the below example
The book that is blue in colour is mine.
Here that is referring to the book.

Now see the question
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 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 live has grown a booming market for "reality" television shows 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

Since shows is preceding that we will use are instead of is
Hence B is the answer

Yes I agree that this is a poorly constructed question.

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mikemcgarry , any help please. I marked B as the answer confidently but it seems there is a confusion between B and D.

Kindly help.


Consider the below example
The book that is blue in colour is mine.
Here that is referring to the book.

Now see the question
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 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 live has grown a booming market for "reality" television shows 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

Since shows is preceding that we will use are instead of is
Hence B is the answer

Yes I agree that this is a poorly constructed question.


Yes, I understand your point. I also marked B as the answer, but if you will read above there is a lot of discussion going on for B and D. That's making me tensed if my understanding is wrong or people are confused.

mikemcgarry , Sir please help!!
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between d and e?please elaborate.
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In my Kaplan 800 2014 edition, page 161, ISBN: 978-1-6185-406-9, the correct answer to this question is mentioned as E. I quote "the relevant subject of the sentence is "shows", so eliminate (D). Choice (B) uses the unnecessary word phrase "are bringing", whereas (E) uses "bring". (E) is correct."

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In my Kaplan 800 2014 edition, page 161, ISBN: 978-1-6185-406-9, the correct answer to this question is mentioned as E. I quote "the relevant subject of the sentence is "shows", so eliminate (D). Choice (B) uses the unnecessary word phrase "are bringing", whereas (E) uses "bring". (E) is correct."

Can someone please clarify?


Choice D: The antecedent for the relative pronoun "which" is "shows". Hence "which" is plural, and for a plural subject singular verb "is bringing" is wrong.

Choice B: The present continuous tense is problematic - it indicates as though at the current moment the shows are bringing people onto televison screens (i.e., the movement of people are happening at the current moment).

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D is the correct answer. Here's why:

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.

1. other people’s lives have grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which are bringing --> we need has, thus eliminate.
2. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which are bringing --> a booming market, which are bringing (doesn't make sense)
3. another person’s life has grown a booming market for a “reality” television show, which is bringing --> another person's life. Awkward. Thus, eliminate.
4. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which is bringing --> Correct
5. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which bring --> remove for "reality" tv shows --> a booming market, which bring (this doesn't make any sense. Incorrect verb)

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In my Kaplan 800 2014 edition, page 161, ISBN: 978-1-6185-406-9, the correct answer to this question is mentioned as E. I quote "the relevant subject of the sentence is "shows", so eliminate (D). Choice (B) uses the unnecessary word phrase "are bringing", whereas (E) uses "bring". (E) is correct."

Can someone please clarify?


Choice D: The antecedent for the relative pronoun "which" is "shows". Hence "which" is plural, and for a plural subject singular verb "is bringing" is wrong.

Choice B: The present continuous tense is problematic - it indicates as though at the current moment the shows are bringing people onto televison screens (i.e., the movement of people are happening at the current moment).


thank you for your response. So you agree that (E) is correct?

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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.

1. other people’s lives have grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which are bringing
2. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which are bringing
3. another person’s life has grown a booming market for a “reality” television show, which is bringing
4. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which is bringing
5. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which bring


I chose (E) on this one. On GMAT SC, 'which' modifiers typically modify the closest available noun phrase. In this case, that's 'television shows', not 'market'. That's the first hint that we want 'bring' or 'are bringing', not 'is bringing'. The second hint is in the logic of the sentence. It's not the market that brings ordinary people to the screen; it's the shows. Logically, you want a verb that agrees with 'shows'.
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[quote="eybrj2"]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.

1. other people’s lives have grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which are bringing
2. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which are bringing
3. another person’s life has grown a booming market for a “reality” television show, which is bringing
4. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which is bringing
5. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which bring

Can someone please explain why option E is incorrect? the "which bring" part refers to the "reality" television shows.
In D "which is bringing" refers to the market.

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First of all, I believe that it is the booming market that has grown. So, in the original sentence, "have" should be singular. Eliminate it. Second of all, I think that "which" refers to a booming market for reality tv shows (Remember the structure X of Y,which...Here which refers to X). So, whatever comes after "which" should be singular. Therefore, we can eliminate B and E as well.
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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.

1. other people’s lives have grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which are bringing
2. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which are bringing
3. another person’s life has grown a booming market for a “reality” television show, which is bringing
4. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which is bringing
5. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which bring

Can someone please explain why option E is incorrect? the "which bring" part refers to the "reality" television shows.
In D "which is bringing" refers to the market.

Please explain.


(E) is correct. Refer to my post above yours. I asked the same question and got a response from souvik.

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The correct answer is E but is currently set as D



It is confirmed by Kaplan that the OA (official answer) is D. Here is the explanation:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/out-of-the-p ... ml#p861528

However the OA is debatable. Please refer to the following posts:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/out-of-the-p ... l#p1765517
https://gmatclub.com/forum/out-of-the-p ... l#p1765789
https://gmatclub.com/forum/out-of-the-p ... ml#p861004

Since the official answer is the answer released by the question writer, the OA remains D.

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D is correct because "for reality shows" is a vital modifier. Without that vital modifier, the sentence is incomplete and which can jump over vital modifiers to modify the subject before that and that is what is happening in the given case.

Here is one example on vital modifiers:
4) In the last decades of his life, Rimsky-Korsakov produced a massive book on orchestration, which is still read by composition students today.

The modifier “which is still …” doesn’t modify the noun “orchestration” (which is something that can’t be “read”) — instead, it modifies “book”, and it’s fine that it doesn’t touch “book”, because the modifier “on orchestration” is a vital noun modifier — that is, it narrows down and identifies the indefinite noun “book.”

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Imo D
We need has here as the subject a booming market is singular .
This implies we have to use is because it is market is bringing regular people .
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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.

1. other people’s lives have grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that are bringing - "have" does not go with "interest. we need "has" + "are" does not work here, we need "is"
2. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that are bringing - "are" does not work here with the singular subject "market", we need "is"
3. another person’s life has grown a booming market for a “reality” television show that is bringing - "a reality television show" is incorrect as we are speaking about "television shows" in general + "another persons" changes the meaning.. basically a mess of sentence that does not deserve any analysis
4. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that is bringing - CORRECT.. "has" works with singular subject "interest" + "is" works with singular subject "market"
5. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows that bring - "bring" is incorrect as "booming market" is the the subject which is singular
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