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04 Jun 2013, 23:36
(D) Proponents consider relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide the producers enough space to make creative pieces of work vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry

My reasons for choice are exactly identical to those given by Vercules, just that I saw his post AFTER I started writing this explanation. Sorry for the repetition.

Split 1:
Proponents consider v/s Proponents are
Proponents consider is correct since the verb and the subject are near. In case of Proponents are, the meaning is distorted. Zero down on choice "B" and "D"

Spit 2:
to provide the producers
Elimination of ambiguity due to use of "them" (and in turn, eliminating choice "B")

D it is
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05 Jun 2013, 06:34
Vercules wrote:
pqhai wrote:
carcass wrote:
BTW Board is plural so C go out immediately

Carcass.

I think The censorship board is singular, not plural. e.g. the censorship board of Australia.
The plural version of "the board" is "the Boards".

For instance:
(1) The board of directors is meeting this afternoon ==> means directors server for only 1 board in a company.
(2) Boards of directors generally set broad corporate policy. ==> means directors serve on a number of different boards of directors.

Hi pqhai,

You are correct, "board" is singular. Carcass, Answer choice (C) is incorrect because of the ambiguous pronoun "them" and the subject-verb agreement error in which the singular verb "allows" does not agree with the plural "relaxations". Moreover, "proponents of relaxations" is not parallel with "critics denounce"

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here is my doubt---
I think the noun is Board so allows should be used rather than allow---Pls let me know why I am wrong..
Proponents consider relaxations that Censorship Board allow/allows(??)
My reasoning--
Board is the subject which is allowing something for eg--
I sing songs that my friend allows(not allow) me to sing.----here my friend is the subject(not the songs)......Please let me know if I am wrong.

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17 Jun 2013, 02:30
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here is my doubt---
I think the noun is Board so allows should be used rather than allow---Pls let me know why I am wrong..
Proponents consider relaxations that Censorship Board allow/allows(??)
My reasoning--
Board is the subject which is allowing something for eg--
I sing songs that my friend allows(not allow) me to sing.----here my friend is the subject(not the songs)......Please let me know if I am wrong.

Board is singular but C is the only option having the singular verb form. The word 'them' in C is ambiguous. It leaves us with option D.

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18 Jun 2013, 02:09
A) Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative pieces of work consider them vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry - Wrong ("them" is ambiguous - at first instance "them" refers to "production houses", but at second instance "them" refers to "relaxations")

B) Proponents consider relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative piece of works to be vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry - Wrong ("consider to be" is unidiomatic - idiom is "consider X")

C) Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allows production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative pieces of work consider them vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry - Wrong (same problem with "them" as in option A)

D) Proponents consider relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide the producers enough space to make creative pieces of work vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry - Correct (no pronoun ambiguity with "them" and "consider" is also used idiomatically)

E) Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative pieces of work consider the relaxations to be vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry - Wrong ("consider to be" is unidiomatic - idiom is "consider X")

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18 Jun 2013, 04:20
D it is.

D) Proponents consider relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide the producers enough space to make creative pieces of work vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry
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Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses to each year to provide them enough space to make creative piece of works consider them vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry while critics denounce the relaxations as a leeway that increases the revenue of the production houses but damages the moral character of the children.

A) Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative pieces of work consider them vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry
B) Proponents consider relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative piece of works to be vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry.
C) Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allows production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative pieces of work consider them vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry
D) Proponents consider relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide the producers enough space to make creative pieces of work vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry
E) Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative pieces of work consider the relaxations to be vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry

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08 Jul 2013, 20:09
Vercules wrote:
pqhai wrote:
carcass wrote:
BTW Board is plural so C go out immediately

Carcass.

I think The censorship board is singular, not plural. e.g. the censorship board of Australia.
The plural version of "the board" is "the Boards".

For instance:
(1) The board of directors is meeting this afternoon ==> means directors server for only 1 board in a company.
(2) Boards of directors generally set broad corporate policy. ==> means directors serve on a number of different boards of directors.

Hi pqhai,

You are correct, "board" is singular. Carcass, Answer choice (C) is incorrect because of the ambiguous pronoun "them" and the subject-verb agreement error in which the singular verb "allows" does not agree with the plural "relaxations". Moreover, "proponents of relaxations" is not parallel with "critics denounce"

Vercules

I don't understand how (Proponents of relaxations) is the subject of allows. Isnt board the subject for allows?(because it is the board which can/cannot allow)
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08 Jul 2013, 21:53
Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses to each year to provide them enough space to make creative piece of works consider them vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry while critics denounce the relaxations as a leeway that increases the revenue of the production houses but damages the moral character of the children.

A) Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative pieces of work consider them vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry
B) Proponents consider relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative piece of works to be vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry.
C) Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allows production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative pieces of work consider them vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry
D) Proponents consider relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide the producers enough space to make creative pieces of work vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry
E) Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative pieces of work consider the relaxations to be vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry

Here each choice has a prepositional phrase followed by that. The "that" conjunction should ideally begin the second clause (dependent). So, the part before "that" has to have a main verb. This eliminates all the choices except B and D.

In B - "them" can refer to either the producers or the proponents. D is clearer in that sense. In D the allowance is explicitly meant for the "producers"

Hence D.

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07 Aug 2013, 10:19
I based my answer solely on the fact that "them" in the second half of the sentence is ambiguous. D correctly identifies the issue and replaces "them" with an appropriate noun "the producers"

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25 Aug 2013, 04:42
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Vercules wrote:

Hi pqhai,

You are correct, "board" is singular. Carcass, Answer choice (C) is incorrect because of the ambiguous pronoun "them" and the subject-verb agreement error in which the singular verb "allows" does not agree with the plural "relaxations". Moreover, "proponents of relaxations" is not parallel with "critics denounce"

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I don't understand how (Proponents of relaxations) is the subject of allows. Isnt board the subject for allows?(because it is the board which can/cannot allow)

I believe board is the subject of the relative pronoun clause 'that Censorship Board allow' therefore according to SV agreement rule the verb should be singular 'allows'. The OA D has this SV error so it cannot be the correct answer. Only C corrects this error. However, it has the pronoun ambiguity error as pointed out by other posters.

Therefore, IMO none of the choices are correct which should not be the case. Confused here.

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04 Mar 2014, 10:48
Shouldn't it Censorship board "allows"? if that's the case, then D would also be incorrect.
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05 Mar 2014, 03:20
Parallelism did it for me: Proponents consider vs. critics denounce

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05 Mar 2014, 05:08
Somebody help me with the below.

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D) Proponents consider relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide the producers enough space to make creative pieces of work vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry

I thought the phrase 'vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry' is modifying the noun 'work'.

Therefore, I thought D to be wrong as the main-clause will be incomplete.

Please tell me where am I wrong?

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05 Mar 2014, 09:52
Why do you think it should be allows and not allow. Isn't it referring to "relaxations" which is plural.

jonnyhh wrote:
HumptyDumpty wrote:
Vercules wrote:
Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses to each year to provide them enough space to make creative piece of works consider them vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry while critics denounce the relaxations as a leeway that increases the revenue of the production houses but damages the moral character of the children.

Let's build on the non-underline part:
"critics denounce the relaxations"
The correct AC should be parallel. It is correct to move the verb before the essential modifier, which is long as ours "that Censorship Board allow production houses to each year to provide them enough space to make creative piece of works"

Quote:
A) Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative pieces of work consider them vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry

Not parallel
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B) Proponents consider relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative piece of works to be vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry.

Parallel, but: "consider sb to be" is not my dream. "Proponents of what?" is a good remark, but if we have one issue discussed and both proponens and opponents, their aim is rather clear. I hope so at least.
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C) Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allows production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative pieces of work consider them vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry

Not parallel.
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D) Proponents consider relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide the producers enough space to make creative pieces of work vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry

Parallel. "consider sh + adj" is correct. My choice.
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E) Proponents of relaxations that local governments allow production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative pieces of work consider the relaxations to be vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry

Not parallel. "consider sh to be" again.

In D, does vital refer to the creative pieces of work or to the relaxations?
Also, if the reason you stated in B is correct (and now I think so too), then B should be the correct answer.

BTW, I just noticed that only the option C correctly uses "allows" instead of "allow".

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05 Mar 2014, 09:57
I think the answer should be "E". The word "consider" doesnt seem to be correct. You are proponent "of" something.

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The descriptions about "allows vs. allow" do not make any sense to me. I think "the Censorship Board" is the subject in the relative clause "that the CB allows production houses ... work" and, therefore, the verb has to agree it in number; since the GMAT considers collective nouns singular (according to MGMAT), the verb has to be singular as well.

I think some people here believe that "relaxations" is the subject of the sentence in D:

"The proponents consider relaxations that the CB allow(s) production houses ... work vital ..."

Please explain why! I do not understand this at all. To me, it is very clear that "the CB allows production houses relaxations each year to provide the producers ...", as in "the doctor allows his patients visitors" or "the instructor allowed students one hour to finish the test". The CB is the doer of the action here, so why should the verb allow(s) agree with relaxations?!

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21 Jul 2014, 03:53
In option "D", the singular subject "censorship board" goes with the plural "allow", how can this be the correct answer choice, pls explain!

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05 Aug 2014, 22:37
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Based on ligic and meaning Proponents consider something NOT proponent of relaxations consider

b and D

In B them is ackward and seems refers to houses that is right from grammatical standing point BUT not from the meaning

The sentence becomes too long and without "control"; instead if we put a subject we have sense of the whole situation

D makes sense

BTW Board is plural so C go out immediately

AS FAR I THINK BOARD IS SINGULAR NOT PLURAL SO IT TAKES PLURAL VERB....

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Vercules wrote:
Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses to each year to provide them enough space to make creative piece of works consider them vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry while critics denounce the relaxations as a leeway that increases the revenue of the production houses but damages the moral character of the children.

A) Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative pieces of work consider them vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry
B) Proponents consider relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative piece of works to be vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry.
C) Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allows production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative pieces of work consider them vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry
D) Proponents consider relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide the producers enough space to make creative pieces of work vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry
E) Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide them enough space to make creative pieces of work consider the relaxations to be vital for the economic growth of the entertainment industry

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Evenif I agree that options D is by far the best answer choice in terms of avoiding pronoun ambiguity (them), I see that the sentence contains sub-verb agreement (Censorship Board allow ) . Is this not an error. Please clarify. Censorship Board is singular, is it not ?

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Abhisekrocks wrote:
In option "D", the singular subject "censorship board" goes with the plural "allow", how can this be the correct answer choice, pls explain!

I chose D because of other reasons but finally, I am still confused why in D plural verb "allow" goes with plural noun "relaxations" but not singular noun "censorship board" since the relative clause is "that Censorship Board allow.....".

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