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it cannot refer to the booming markets as WHICH needs to refer to the preceding word! The question is flawed and the correct answer would be is bringing here. This question is one very good reason not to trust on KAPLAN!

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the correct answer is 'B'. option 'D' cannot be the right answer as it says 'is bringing'. it refers to the television shows(plural) and not the market(singular). Even logically it does not make sense. markets cannot bring people onto the TV screen. its the shows that bring people.

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ankurgupta03 wrote:
i would go for B due to the which touch rule.
Can some one please explain this and if D is correct, then when to use the which touch rule ...


Hi ankur,

this is a debatable question...as based on OA....so will suggest you to discard it from your list.

moreover IMO B too.

which is modifying tv shows...so we need plural verb here.

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I'm still learning, but would like to share my understanding. I whet for B since from the context I gathered that interest in peoples' lives can't being local people to television screen. The telivision shows are brining the people to telivision screens is what I think.

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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 disagree with OA, to me it seems that D is incorrect. The reasons are as follows:
other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which is bringing >>> since "which " is pointing at "shows " the verb should be plural, since noun shows is the subject. Subject of the earlier verb (has grown) is correct as singular, since it refers to subject "a booming market".
I think option B is a better answer.

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Out of the publc'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



Is there anyone think that this question is illed- written, as we all know that relative clause always stands right next to the noun modified?



I think the same.Question is poorly designed.
that always refers to closest noun.

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First of all, booming market cannot bring smth to tv. it is the shows that bring people on TV - logically, this is more precise.
Second, has grown and booming - isn't it redundant? booming means increasing, but this idea is already presented by the verb has grown.

I too, was confused between B and D. but if you look closely, booming market "for"...
for reality...- is a prepositional phrase that refers to market, thus the pronoun that should refer to the head of the noun phrase which is booming market.

these types of questions are not poorly written; these are the evil trap-questions, written by the devil himself :D

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Really it doesn't help. Still, the question for me why it is not B? Is it a market that brings new customers or shows do that? For me, shows definitely do that, if you have another opinion please explain.

(B), because of the plural verb 'are,' give us a long complex noun phrase: "reality" shows that are bringing regular people onto television screens with increasing regularity. (B) also tells us that there is a booming market for this type of show.

This, despite appearing grammatically correct, is logically inconsistent. Reality shows by definition bring regular people onto the screeen; it doesn't make sense for such shows to bring those people on with 'increasing regularity. Moreover, (B) implies that ONLY the reality shows that keep increasing the number of regular people they feature make up the 'booming market.' This also isn't the intended meaning of the sentence.


Hello Eli,

Thanks for your explanation. Here in India, most of the reality shows are of a format that casts celebrities and other well known public figures. For instance "Big Brother". So you can understand when i select option E, my thinking is that the public is now opting for reality shows that are increasingly casting "Regular" people.

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This is a Kaplan 800 Question. The answer in the book is E.
Explanation: That are bringing vs that bring - GMAT prefers simplistic wordings

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Sir, please guide as to why D chosen over B.
In my opinion, B was the answer.

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Sir, please guide as to why D chosen over B.
In my opinion, B was the answer.


Hi,
that is a flexible pronoun while it forms a part of a 'relative clause'..
and can modify the preceding NOUN or NOUN phrase
here the relative clause is that is/are bringing..
And at most occasions, the meaning should tell you the verb to be used..

Now, we all are used to justifying the OA, so here is the other side..
lets see the OG question, from where this has been copied..
"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."

here if we see, CAN furniture and fixtures BRING back SOMETHING.... NO
It is the market of these things that CAN bring back the chaise lounge, the overstuffed sofa, and the claw-footed bathtub."
SO here "that IS" is correct.....

But can we say the same thing about the Q being discussed-
Out of the publc's interest in the details of and conflicts in other people's lives has grown a booming market for "reality" television shows that are bringing "regular" people onto television screen with increasing frequency.

I have my doubts if someone says that ONLY D can be the answer....
B is also a perfectly legitimate answer..
----a booming marketfor "reality" television showsthat is bringing "regular" people onto television screen with increasing frequency.
----a booming market for "reality" television shows that are bringing "regular" people onto television screen with increasing frequency.

BOTH are CORRECT..
so you have TWO correct answers here.. B and D
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Out of the public's interest in the details 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 have brought
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 marker for "reality" television shows that is bringing
E) other people's lives has grown a booming market for "reality" television shows that bring

This question is similar to another question that has been posted in here. However, some of the options are slightly different.

Please explain in detail why have you selected or discarded each of the options.

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Here is my go:

Out of the public's interest in the details 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
"have grown" (plural) is not coherent with "a booming market" (singular)
B) other people's lives has grown a booming market for "reality" television shows that have brought
The subject of "that have brought" is "a booming market". Hence, the verb should be "that has brought". However, my question here is why "television shows" cannot be the subject of "that have brought". On this case, I believe that this option would be the correct one.
C) another person's life has grown a booming market for a "reality" television show that is bringing
"another person's life" is awkward. "a reality television show" should be plural.
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
I found the verb forms "that is bringing" or "that have brought" preferable to this verbal form.

Your feedback on this analysis will be greatly appreciated.

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Here is my go:

Out of the public's interest in the details 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
"have grown" (plural) is not coherent with "a booming market" (singular)
B) other people's lives has grown a booming market for "reality" television shows that have brought
The subject of "that have brought" is "a booming market". Hence, the verb should be "that has brought". However, my question here is why "television shows" cannot be the subject of "that have brought". On this case, I believe that this option would be the correct one.
C) another person's life has grown a booming market for a "reality" television show that is bringing
"another person's life" is awkward. "a reality television show" should be plural.
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
I found the verb forms "that is bringing" or "that have brought" preferable to this verbal form.

Your feedback on this analysis will be greatly appreciated.




My two cents:

The subject here should be interest. Interest is something which has propelled makers to develop a reality television series. Since interest is singular has makes sense to me. Also, it is an on-going process wherein they continue to make more shows; thus bringing in more people. Hence it is D for me.

A can be rejected for pronoun error.
B - because the process is on-going and it still continues - have brought may seem incorrect
C - another and 'a' reality TV series? There could be many
E - bring seems to be incorrect

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"Interest" is singular. So it should be "has" grown booming market
But its the "television shows" (plural) that "have" brought regular people onto television.
Option B fits this structure.

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OP: [ Out of the public's interest in the details 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

-> All right. Although the form may throw us off (subject-verb inversion), we should immediately be able to see that there is no consistency between the subject and the verb anyway. Therefore, A is incorrect. Unfortunately, all the other choices have the correct form.

B) other people's lives has grown a booming market for "reality" television shows that have brought

-> Change in meaning. These shows are apparently still bringing the average Joes onto the television screen; changing the verb like this makes it sound like there is now a market for shows that in the past brought regular people onto the television screen. Therefore, B is incorrect.

C) another person's life has grown a booming market for a "reality" television show that is bringing

-> Change in meaning again. This makes it sound like the phrase could be referring to the public's general interest in the details of the life of a specific person. Its ambiguity makes it decisively less preferable. Therefore, C is incorrect.


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

-> I'll group these two together, because this is probably the tricky part that justifies the question's status as a "700+". Read very carefully the bolded parts. We need to discern if "the market is bringing the average Joes onto the television screen" (D) or "the shows themselves are bringing the average Joes onto the television screen" (E).

While we don't know the wording of the original phrase, there is one critical element in how the phrase is supposed to continue:
"regular people onto the television screen with increasing frequency".

Got it? It's market that, ultimately, makes the shows bring regular people onto the screen with increasing frequency. Now look at E: could the market have some particular interest in "shows that bring people onto the screen with increasing frequency"? It definitely sounds off compared to the other one. Rule out E. D is correct.

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Out of the public's interest in the details 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.

Out of the public'sinterest in the details 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.

Right off the bat after removing the fancy modifiers we are left with two errors
1) interest HAVE grown -> should be has because the subject is SINGULAR.
2) a booming market that ARE bringing -> should be IS because the subject is SINGULAR.

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 have brought
Right away we can eliminate A and B.

C) another person's life has grown a booming market for a "reality" television show that is bringing
We remove C because 'another' changes the meaning of the sentence to focus about a specific person not people in general.

E) other people's lives has grown a booming market for "reality" television shows that bring
We remove E because it changes the meaning of the sentence to specify that it's the television shows that brings people to into the industry when in actuality it is the booming market that is attracting them.

D) other people's lives has grown a booming marker for "reality" television shows that is bringing
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in option D and E, there is a "that" clause at the end where depending on context "that" can refer to the noun mentioned just before "television" shows or far off "booming market". Please note there is "no comma" mentioned. This fact leads to the confusion to choose either of the nouns and still make the sentence's meaning correct. "is bringing" and "bring" hardly make the difference to decipher the meaning.

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