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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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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"

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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. Usage of "allow" is also correct since this is subjunctive mood. 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.
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skamal7 wrote:
Can you explain what both entities your considering as parallel?

"While" introduces the second clause, so the words following it should be parallel to the words opening the first clause:

1st: "Proponents of relaxations [that super long modifier] consider" should be "Proponents consider relaxations [modifier] +noun/adjective" in order to be parallel to:
2nd clause: "while critics denounce the relaxations as..."
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Let me try to explain with the 3-2 technique.
Just after the underline portion we have "while critics denounce the relaxations". so our answer choice should be in parallel with this part- tat is "proponents consider relaxations".

So we are down to two answer choices- B and D.

now let us scrutinize B and D closely. the only difference between B and D is the use of the phrase "the producers" in option D as against "them" in option B. Now in option B "them" can refer to either 'censorship board' or 'production houses'. So this is ambiguous.

Clearly D is the corect option.

IMO D.
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Proponents consider X vital for economic growth while critics denounce the X as a leeway that increases the revenue of the production houses but damages the moral character of the children.

X = "relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses each year to provide the producers enough space to make creative pieces of work"

Only d does this in a right way

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. The 2 thems refer to two different things Production houses and relaxations. not consistent...moreover the that clause might describe proponents
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 it seems the that clause is modifying proponents
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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.

Do not go by the wordiness of this question. If you are able to identify the grammatical construction the question becomes pretty straightforward.

(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

The pronoun "them" in the phrase "provide them enough …" clearly refers to "production houses," the immediately preceding plural noun. However, the pronoun "them" is used again in the phrase "consider them vital ….,"; in this usage its antecedent is unclear. “them” should logically refer to the "relaxations" but based on its position in the sentence it could also refer to “production houses”.

(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.

In placing "consider" at the beginning of the sentence, this choice is able to avoid a second use of the pronoun "them," correcting the pronoun issue. However, the use of "to be" in this context is unidiomatic. The proper idiom is "consider x y" not "consider x to be y." In this case "consider tax breaks . . . vital tools" is unidiomatic and thus incorrect.

(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

This choice does not solve the pronoun problem from the original sentence. Moreover it creates another error by using the singular verb “allows” for the plural noun “relaxations”.

(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. In placing "consider" at the beginning of the sentence, this choice is able to avoid a second use of the pronoun "them," correcting the pronoun issue. It does not contain any other awkward or wordy construction.

(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

This choice avoids any pronoun ambiguity by replacing the second "them" in the original sentence with the use of "relaxations" after “consider.” However, the repetition of "relaxations" makes this choice somewhat wordy. A more apparent error is the use of "to be", which makes the construction “consider X to be Y” incorrect. Proper idiom is “consider X Y.”
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Board plural? "Allow" related to "relaxations" and not to the board? WRONG!
Board is singular, but we shouldn't use "allows" because this sentences is in subjunctive mood. The verb "propose", when used as a transitive verb (that is, it needs an object) uses the subjunctive mood, which requires the verb to be in bare form.
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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

This is the only choice that replaces ambiguous pronouns with logically correct words.
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Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award to businesses each year to prevent them from moving consider them vital economic development tools
while critics denounce the tax breaks as corporate welfare that helps some localities but weakens the national economy.

(a) Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award to businesses each year to prevent them from moving consider them vital economic development tools
(b) Supporters consider tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving to be vital economic development tools
(c) Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving consider them vital economic development tools
(d) Supporters consider tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving vital economic development tools
(e) Supporters of tax breaks that local governments award businesses each year to prevent them from moving consider the tax breaks to be vital economic development tools

The above topic from MGMAT CAT has been replicated as the topic as below in the given question. The OA for the MGMAT version is D

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

One may see that the original version uses a plural ‘local governments’ and the appropriate plural verb ‘award’ in all the five choices, whereas the copy - cat version wrongly uses the plural verb ‘allow’ for the singular board in at least four choice, except for C. But C is already out because of the dual reference of ‘them”.
Meaning wise, we may see tax-breaks being given each year; it is difficult to see censorship relaxations every year as if it is an economic tool.
Although D avoids using the pronoun ‘them’, the choice is still calling the production houses as producers redundantly . Are producers different from production houses in the context?
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daagh, Don't you think its a bad question.

Also, People are saying Board is plural But isn't it a collective noun. Won't we take Singular verb Allows with Board?

Please throw some light on my queries.
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There is solid proof to state that board is singular

Example 1. This is the opening page of the official site of GMAC, the owners and administrators of GMAT

Board of Directors

Our Board includes representatives from member schools and industry.

You may see GMAC uses board with a singular verb.

Kenneth Freeman
Chair
Allen Questrom Professor & Dean | Questrom School of Business | Boston University
Kenneth W. Freeman joined Boston University as the Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of Questrom School of Business in 2010. Ken is currently a director of Accellent. He has previously served on the boards of HCA, Masonite (chairman), TRW (lead director), Dow Corning Corporation, Ciba-Corning Corporation, Fleet Bank of New York, and the Corning Incorporated Foundation.

When you refer to a single board, you call it board and it is singular; when you refer to more than one board, then you say boards and then only it is plural as you may see from the highlighted part.

Example 2.This is the URL of the College Board, the administrators of the SAT: https://www.collegeboard.org/about

See in the highlighted how the board describes itself.

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.
Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.
Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.

What more proof is needed?

1. Instead of bothering to find if a topic is good or bad, let’s ponder whether there is at least some take-away. This topic at least wants to broadcast that a pronoun cannot reference two different nouns in the same topic.
2. We should be careful when we verbalize collective nouns. When in doubt, one should be able to substantiate with official stands.
So why not take it for its worth?
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relaxations that censorship board allow

why allow should be in singular form, as per my understanding subject of the verb is 'board' here.
And if relaxations is the subject then please explain how
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relaxations that censorship board allow

why allow should be in singular form, as per my understanding subject of the verb is 'board' here.
And if relaxations is the subject then please explain how

Even i am facing the same issue. Hope someone from experts may help us in understanding a bit more.
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gauravjain0211 wrote:
relaxations that censorship board allow

why allow should be in singular form, as per my understanding subject of the verb is 'board' here.
And if relaxations is the subject then please explain how

Even i am facing the same issue. Hope someone from experts may help us in understanding a bit more.

The form "allow" is NOT singular (singular form is "allows"). Did you mean why plural verb "allow" is used with singular subject "board"? If this is your query, then following is the explanation:

Here the command subjunctive is used, and hence the bare form of the verb "allow". Compare with another example of command subjunctive:

Our demand that the manager STEP down (not steps down) was ignored.
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According to the question, the censorship board is "allowing" production houses the relaxation....
Relaxations are "being allowed" and not "allowing" production houses
If I reverse the order of words in the sentence:- Censorship board ALLOWS relaxations, proponents of which..

Is it not correct to have "Allows" in place "Allow"
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good discussion guys, updated the post with OA nd OE

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.

Do not go by the wordiness of this question. If you are able to identify the grammatical construction the question becomes pretty straightforward.

(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

The pronoun "them" in the phrase "provide them enough …" clearly refers to "production houses," the immediately preceding plural noun. However, the pronoun "them" is used again in the phrase "consider them vital ….,"; in this usage its antecedent is unclear. “them” should logically refer to the "relaxations" but based on its position in the sentence it could also refer to “production houses”.

(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.

In placing "consider" at the beginning of the sentence, this choice is able to avoid a second use of the pronoun "them," correcting the pronoun issue. However, the use of "to be" in this context is unidiomatic. The proper idiom is "consider x y" not "consider x to be y." In this case "consider tax breaks . . . vital tools" is unidiomatic and thus incorrect.

(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

This choice does not solve the pronoun problem from the original sentence. Moreover it creates another error by using the singular verb “allows” for the plural noun “relaxations”.

(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. In placing "consider" at the beginning of the sentence, this choice is able to avoid a second use of the pronoun "them," correcting the pronoun issue. It does not contain any other awkward or wordy construction.

(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

This choice avoids any pronoun ambiguity by replacing the second "them" in the original sentence with the use of "relaxations" after “consider.” However, the repetition of "relaxations" makes this choice somewhat wordy. A more apparent error is the use of "to be", which makes the construction “consider X to be Y” incorrect. Proper idiom is “consider X Y.”

Isn't allow the verb for the subject Censor board. In that case, it should be -Censor board allows
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Nightmare007 wrote:
gauravjain0211 wrote:
relaxations that censorship board allow

why allow should be in singular form, as per my understanding subject of the verb is 'board' here.
And if relaxations is the subject then please explain how

Even i am facing the same issue. Hope someone from experts may help us in understanding a bit more.

The form "allow" is NOT singular (singular form is "allows"). Did you mean why plural verb "allow" is used with singular subject "board"? If this is your query, then following is the explanation:

Here the command subjunctive is used, and hence the bare form of the verb "allow". Compare with another example of command subjunctive:

Our demand that the manager STEP down (not steps down) was ignored.

Thanks
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