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Stranger Things, along with The Hunt for Red October and No Country for Old Men, are counted as among the best examples of commercially successful works set in the 1980s.

(A) are counted as among the best examples of commercially successful

(B) is counted among the best examples of commercially successful

(C) is counted as one of the best example of commercially successful

(D) are counted to be one of the best examples of commercial success

(E) is counted as one of the best example of commercial success

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Stranger Things, along with The Hunt for Red October and No Country for Old Men, are counted as among the best examples of commercially successful works set in the 1980s.

(A) are counted as among the best examples of commercially successful

(B) is counted among the best examples of commercially successful

(C) is counted as one of the best example of commercially successful

(D) are counted to be one of the best examples of commercial success

(E) is counted as one of the best example of commercial success


IMO B
Stranger things is the subject so A, D are out.
Commercial should modify success hence E is out.
For counted as Vs counted among, I feel like counted among is the idiom.
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IMO B
Stranger things is the subject so A, D are out.
Commercial should modify success hence E is out.
For counted as Vs counted among, I feel like counted among is the idiom.
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Stranger Things, along with The Hunt for Red October and No Country for Old Men, are counted as among the best examples of commercially successful works set in the 1980s.

Intended Meaning : Stranger Things (a commercially successful work) is counted among the best examples of commercially successful works set in the 1980s.

Also, one more thing to note here is that there is only one MAIN SUBJECT in the above question. The other subjects are the part of the non-vital modifier, so they cannot contribute to make a complex subject.

(A) are counted as among the best examples of commercially successful
PRONOUN NUMBER AGREEMENT ERROR for a singular commercially successful work -- Stranger Things.

(B) is counted among the best examples of commercially successful
CORRECT.

(C) is counted as one of the best example of commercially successful
Meaning Error. As per the intended meaning, Stranger Things, along with 2 other works, is counted among the best examples of commercially successful work. Option C, instead means that Stranger Things is only the best example of commercially successful work. As it says 'ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLE' and not 'ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES' of commercially successful work. INCORRECT.

(D) are counted to be one of the best examples of commercial success
PRONOUN NUMBER AGREEMENT ERROR for a singular commercially successful work. Here, as per my understanding, the usage of ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES is making sense.
COMMERCIAL should be replaced with COMMERCIALLY. As an adjective cannot modify another adjective. So, the construction 'commercial success work' is incorrect.


(E) is counted as one of the best example of commercial success
Meaning error similar to choice C.
COMMERCIAL should be replaced with COMMERCIALLY. As an adjective cannot modify another adjective. So, the construction 'commercial success work' is incorrect.
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IMO B
Stranger things is the subject so A, D are out.
Commercial should modify success hence E is out.
For counted as Vs counted among, I feel like counted among is the idiom.
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Yeah, I have grown to like this.
Also, If you don't mind me hijacking this post, During my exam I saw a "this" all by itself in the non-underlined part.
I don't remember the question exactly but It was like "this suggests that ..". As per my understanding and manhattan SC, "this, these, that, those", when they are used as pronouns, they can't exist by themselves and need to be used as "this finding suggests that" or "this observation suggests that".

what do you think?
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DIII wrote:
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DIII wrote:
IMO B
Stranger things is the subject so A, D are out.
Commercial should modify success hence E is out.
For counted as Vs counted among, I feel like counted among is the idiom.
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Yeah, I have grown to like this.
Also, If you don't mind me hijacking this post, During my exam I saw a "this" all by itself in the non-underlined part.
I don't remember the question exactly but It was like "this suggests that ..". As per my understanding and manhattan SC, "this, these, that, those", when they are used as pronouns, they can't exist by themselves and need to be used as "this finding suggests that" or "this observation suggests that".

what do you think?


I see that your finding is odd, too. Many said that GMAC consider the structure that use "this" as a pronoun ambiguous. Did you see those questions in SC section or in CR and RC?
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I see that your finding is odd, too. Many said that GMAC consider the structure that use "this" as a pronoun ambiguous. Did you see those questions in SC section or in CR and RC?


In SC, and in the non-underlined part
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I see that your finding is odd, too. Many said that GMAC consider the structure that use "this" as a pronoun ambiguous. Did you see those questions in SC section or in CR and RC?


In SC, and in the non-underlined part


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A & D -- SV disagreement
C -- Meaning error
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what do you think?
I think I've also seen something like that before. Appears to be very rare on the GMAT, but not impossible. In the explanations, they tend to say that such usage leads to lack of clarity, which is not really absolutely wrong.
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IMO B

A & D -- SV disagreement
C -- Meaning error
E --Similar to E

things is plural or singular?? i have confusion here
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IMO B

A & D -- SV disagreement
C -- Meaning error
E --Similar to E

things is plural or singular?? i have confusion here


Hey,
"Stranger things" is the name of a TV Series.
The two words combined form a singular subject.
You can know this because AjiteshArun has put "Stranger Things" in Italics.
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Stranger Things, along with The Hunt for Red October and No Country for Old Men, are counted as among the best examples of commercially successful works set in the 1980s.

(A) are counted as among the best examples of commercially successful - SV disagreement as subject is stranger things which is singular

(B) is counted among the best examples of commercially successful - Correct, SV agreement and counted among is correct in usage and structure
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(C) is counted as one of the best example of commercially successful - Meaning error, Stranger Things alone is not counted as best but along with The Hunt for Red October and No Country for Old Men together counted as among the be

(D) are counted to be one of the best examples of commercial success - SV disagreement as subject is stranger things which is singular

(E) is counted as one of the best example of commercial success- Meaning Error as in choice C and further it must be commercially rather than commercial
Expert mikemcgarry sir Please guide whether my reasoning is correct
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Stranger Things, along with The Hunt for Red October and No Country for Old Men, are counted as among the best examples of commercially successful works set in the 1980s.

(A) are counted as among the best examples of commercially successful - SV disagreement as subject is stranger things which is singular

(B) is counted among the best examples of commercially successful - Correct, SV agreement and counted among is correct in usage and structure
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(C) is counted as one of the best example of commercially successful - Meaning error, Stranger Things alone is not counted as best but along with The Hunt for Red October and No Country for Old Men together counted as among the be

(D) are counted to be one of the best examples of commercial success - SV disagreement as subject is stranger things which is singular

(E) is counted as one of the best example of commercial success- Meaning Error as in choice C and further it must be commercially rather than commercial
Expert mikemcgarry sir Please guide whether my reasoning is correct
Notice that options C and D use one of the best example.

After one of the, you're really looking for a plural noun (examples), not a singular noun (example).
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Stranger Things, along with The Hunt for Red October and No Country for Old Men, are counted as among the best examples of commercially successful works set in the 1980s.

(A) are counted as among the best examples of commercially successful - SV disagreement as subject is stranger things which is singular

(B) is counted among the best examples of commercially successful - Correct, SV agreement and counted among is correct in usage and structure
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(C) is counted as one of the best example of commercially successful - Meaning error, Stranger Things alone is not counted as best but along with The Hunt for Red October and No Country for Old Men together counted as among the be

(D) are counted to be one of the best examples of commercial success - SV disagreement as subject is stranger things which is singular

(E) is counted as one of the best example of commercial success- Meaning Error as in choice C and further it must be commercially rather than commercial
Expert mikemcgarry sir Please guide whether my reasoning is correct

Dear vasuca10,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

To tell you the truth, I am not a fan of this question. The trick of a singular subject plus an additive phrase appears sometimes in official questions, but I have never seen an official question use a singular subject that is a title in the plural. Here, the movie Stranger Things is the title. The reference is a single movie, but the sentence does not clarify this by saying "the movie Stranger Things." For GMAT test takers not familiar with popular US culture in the 1980s, this might not be clear. I think that part of the question was poorly designed.

The rest of the question is somewhat pedestrian in its design: the adverb/adjective swap might be confusing for non-native speakers, but this particularly combination would not be very challenging for native speakers. In fact, in general, the entire question would not be particularly challenging for a 600+ native speaker. The official questions hold to a much higher bar: among other things, they are quite challenging even for native speakers.

For this relatively straightforward question, your analysis seems fine. Here's a considerably more challenging GMAT SC practice question.
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Does all this make sense?
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