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Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allow production house

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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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New post 14 Jun 2018, 18:06
abhimahna - Could you please help me out with this one.

Structure of the sentence - Proponents of something consider X Y , while critics denounce X as Z.
Before we go towards reasoning - I am clueless about one point, How can "Censorship Board" take a plural verb. We are not even saying "members of censorship board".I read the reasoning on tone of the sentence to be subjunctive. But subjunctive structure is - <subjunctive keyword > + that + sub + [be form]. (ex - I suggest that the CEO resign). The sentence is far away from this format.How is the plural usage justified here. Kindly clarify.

Proponents of relaxations that Censorship Board allow production houses 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
--[a1] - it , its , they , them ,there - These pronouns if used should not be pointing to different antecedent in the same sentence. This brings in pronoun ambiguity. Grammatically - them can refer to relaxations as well as production houses. Logically - first them refers to "production houses" and second them refers to relaxations. This is not acceptable. Had only one antecedent logically made sense for them , the sentence would have been correct.

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.
-- [b1] - There is no pronoun ambiguity here with "them". Because even if we have more than one contender for antecedent of them , logically we have a clear winner.No one can give relaxations enough space to make creative piece of work.
-- [b2] - However , we have another issue here. Correct usage is - Consider X Y . Consider X to be Y is 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
-- Same issue as [a1].

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 correct choice but I am not clear with allow over allows here.

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
-- Same as b2 + construction is a bit lengthy as well.
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madhukaramar wrote:
Before we go towards reasoning - I am clueless about one point, How can "Censorship Board" take a plural verb.


You're correct, madhukaramar. In normal English, it would not take a plural verb. In addition, there should probably be a "the" in front of "Censorship Board." Consider this sentence:

"Proponents of the new proposals that Board of Education are planning to discuss next week . . . ."

Nobody would ever say that in real life. Here's what you would say:

"Proponents of the new proposals that the Board of Education is planning to discuss next week . . . ."

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I read the reasoning on tone of the sentence to be subjunctive. But subjunctive structure is - <subjunctive keyword > + that + sub + [be form]. (ex - I suggest that the CEO resign). The sentence is far away from this format.How is the plural usage justified here. Kindly clarify.


You're right—the subjunctive mood is not used in this sentence. There are five regular verbs in this sentence (not including the infinitives):

allows, consider, denounce, increases, damages

All of these verbs are in the indicative mood, not the subjunctive. So, using "allow" instead of "allows" makes no sense. On the other hand, this would be an example of the correct use of the subjunctive mood:

"Proponents of certain relaxations recommend that the Censorship Board allow production houses to . . . ."

Here's a simpler example:

"The doctor recommends that she exercise half an hour each day."

Anyway, I think this is a terrible question. It needs to be put out to pasture pronto. ;)
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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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