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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
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Is a subject of this sentence "a boomining market"

Then, can I say like this?
-> A booming market for "reality"television shows has grown out of the public's interest in the details of and conflicts in other people's lives.

4. other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which is bringing (correct answer)

Also, as far as I know, "which" always modifies a preceding word. That's why I picked 5 as an answer.
But in the correct answer "which" modifies "a booming market"
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Something is wrong with OA.

Which is modifing Shows. 'Shows' is plural so which are bringing is correct constuction. I fail to undestand why option D is correct. Please put some light on official explaination. KAPLAN experts please clarify.
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New post 19 Jun 2012, 09:51
I picked D but I'm not entirely convinced because of the "which" issue as mentioned above.

My rationale for picking D:

The shows are not bringing people onto the television screen. It is the market (think supply/demand) that generates an increased frequency.
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New post 19 Jun 2012, 13:41
i noted three things
1.) have - with public interest, must be 'has'
2.) modifier 'which' are for shows - shows is plural so 'are'
3.) people's lives - shouldn't it be people's life, i think person's life' is better usage but not able to get grammatical reason for it

i opted B - and wrong.
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Hi folks,

You've chosen a tricky question indeed--I've seen no fewer then four threads on the subject! But here is one from last year with a detailed explanation of why the correct answers is correct. I hope it clears up your confusion!
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Hm...interesting sentence. Can't see errors. Jumping right into choices:

- While reading B, clearly see that "has" is better than have, so eliminate A
- Eliminate C from "another person's"
- Eliminate E because "which bring" doesn't work with "increasing frequency"

So it's B or D, so "which are" or "which is". I'm not sure here because this seems like it could refer to either the booming market or tv shows, but it ultimately seems like booming market as that connects to increasing frequency. So D it is.

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other people’s lives has grown a booming market for “reality” television shows, which is bringing

D sounds correct here because of use of singular "is" and "television shows" and use of "has"
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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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eybrj2 wrote:
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.

Your thoughts?
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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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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.

Kindly help.
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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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