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Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, which was once prohibited by federal regulations, are thriving in the free market conditions permitted by the current Federal Communications Commission.

(A) Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, which was once prohibited by federal regulations, are

(B) Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, a practice that federal regulations once prohibited, is

(C) Developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, as once prohibited by federal regulations, is

(D) Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but they are

(E) Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but such programs are


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Television programs that feature heroes and villains drawn from the toy-store shelf or developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, once banned by Federal regulations, are booming in the free-market era of the current Federal Communications Commission.

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Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, which was once prohibited by federal regulations, are thriving in the free market conditions permitted by the current Federal Communications Commission.
(A) Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, which was once prohibited by federal regulations, are
- Neither 'toys' are prohibited nor 'marketing of toys' is prohibited, but the development of television programs in conjunction with the marketing. so 'which' is incorrect here.
(B) Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, a practice that federal regulations once prohibited, is
- 'A practice' looks good.
- 'is' is wrong for 'subject-verb agreement'.
(C) Developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, as once prohibited by federal regulations, is
- television programs are thriving not developing television programs: subject 'television programs' needed for action 'thriving'.
(D) Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but they are
- 'they' is ambiguous.
(E) Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but such programs are
- correct.
please help in know your approach in getting the answer for the above SC question.

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A. Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, which was once prohibited by federal regulations, are ==> It sound as though "the marketing of toys" was once prohibited...

B. Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, a practice that federal regulations once prohibited, is ==> Same as A

C. Developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, as once prohibited by federal regulations, is ==> Use of 'as' is weird/awkward; also its not the 'developing' rather than the 'programs' that were prohibited

D. Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but they are ==> Use of 'they' is unclear

E. Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but such programs are ==> Correct! Correctly conveys that such programs are now permitted..
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Ask yourself what is "thriving in the free market conditions" - Television programs.
Subject is plural, so verb has to be plural

are Vs is - are wins.
B, C - out

D - out, "they" pronoun error

A Vs E - A sounds awkward

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Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, which was once prohibited by federal regulations, are thriving in the free market conditions permitted by the current Federal Communications Commission.

(A) Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, which was once prohibited by federal regulations, are --> the subject here is all the phrase: Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, so are is incorrect. Besides, which ...regulations wrongly modifies for toys

(B) Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, a practice that federal regulations once prohibited, is --> practice, referring to all the fact stated before, is correctly used to indicate the whole issue and continued by appropriate is

(C) Developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, as once prohibited by federal regulations, is --> I think prohibited here is ambiguously used: what is prohibited by federal regulations. Use of practice makes the meaning of the sentence more precise

(D) Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but they are --> they is who: programs or toys or regulations?

(E) Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but such programs are -->TV programs can't thrive in the free market. It is the practice of the developing of such programs is thriving

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PLEASE UNDERLINE YOUR QUESTIONS!

E, for me.

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Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, which was once prohibited by federal regulations, are thriving in the free market conditions permitted by the current Federal Communications Commission.

(A) Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, which was once prohibited by federal regulations, are Tv programs can't be developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys - i.e. you need action noun such as gerund

(B) Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, a practice that federal regulations once prohibited, is same as A; an action can be a "a practice", not tv programs

(C) Developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, as once prohibited by federal regulations, is "as" seems suspect; what is thriving is not "developing" in gerund form, but "tv programs"

(D) Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but they are "they"? regulations or tv programs?

(E) Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but such programs are CORRECT - Federal regulations prohibited "developing", but it is tv programs that thrived
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How "is" is voilating the subject-verb agreement ?

A practice is singular and hence is is perfectly fine..,,,please comment.
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How "is" is voilating the subject-verb agreement ?

A practice is singular and hence is is perfectly fine..,,,please comment.


Yes, but in A which refers to toys, not the development, so A is incorrect.
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Can we eliminate A on the basis of wrong parallel structure?

idiom is ...X in conjunction with Y.

'Television programs developed' is not parallel with 'the marketing of toys'
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Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, which was once prohibited by federal regulations, are thriving in the free market conditions permitted by the current Federal Communications Commission.

(A) Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, which was once prohibited by federal regulations, are
(B) Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, a practice that federal regulations once prohibited, is
(C) Developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, as once prohibited by federal regulations, is
(D) Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but they are
(E) Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but such programs are



Torn between C and E
D - what is thriving is not "developing" in gerund form, but "tv programs"
E - Federal regulations prohibited "developing", but it is tv programs that thrived

Final answer: E
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(B) Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, a practice that federal regulations once prohibited, is
What does "is" refer to? is it referring to "programs" or "a practice"

(E) Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but such programs are
what role does "devloping" plays. is it adjective or adverb?

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(B) Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, a practice that federal regulations once prohibited, is
What does "is" refer to? is it referring to "programs" or "a practice"

The main subject of the sentence is "the television programs" so "are" should be used not "is"


(E) Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but such programs are
what role does "devloping" plays. is it adjective or adverb?

"developing" is a verb of the participle form ...
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Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, which was once prohibited by federal regulations, are thriving in the free market conditions permitted by the current Federal Communications Commission.

(A) Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, which was once prohibited by federal regulations, are
(B) Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, a practice that federal regulations once prohibited, is <-- "Television programs developed..." CANNOT be a practice. It should have been "Developing Television programs.."
(C) Developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, as once prohibited by federal regulations, is
(D) Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but they are
(E) Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but such programs are

Between B and E ,I choose E. Reason stated above

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We need to understand the meaning of the sentence to solve this question.

It is the practice, "Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys", that is prohibited by the federal regulations; and the "television programs" are the ones which "are thriving".

We need to find a answer that delivers the correct meaning. Pick E.
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A and B have misplaced modifier, that make it seem as if ‘which’ and ‘practice’ refer to ‘toys’. In D it is unclear what ‘they’ is supposed to refer to. C has a construction flaw that makes it sound like ‘Developing tv programs…’ is thriving, not the shows themselves. E is the right answer.
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Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, which was once prohibited by federal regulations, are thriving in the free market conditions permitted by the current Federal Communications Commission.

(A) Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, which was once prohibited by federal regulations, are

(B) Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, a practice that federal regulations once prohibited, is

(C) Developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, as once prohibited by federal regulations, is

(D) Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but they are

(E) Federal regulations once prohibited developing television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but such programs are


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Television programs that feature heroes and villains drawn from the toy-store shelf or developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys, once banned by Federal regulations, are booming in the free-market era of the current Federal Communications Commission.


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The sentence is meant to indicate that federal programs once prohibited the development of television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys, but such programs are now thriving in the free market conditions permitted by the Federal Communications Commission.

As worded, however, which was once prohibited . . . modifies the marketing of toys. This is clear for two reasons: first, the phrase immediately follows the marketing of toys; second, the verb was is singular and the noun Television programs is plural and must therefore be associated with the singular noun marketing of toys.

This indicates that the marketing of toys was once prohibited by federal regulations, but surely that is not what the sentence is supposed to mean. Rather,
the sentence should assert that the development of television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys was prohibited.

A. This choice is incorrect for the reason discussed above.

B. The singular verb is is incorrect. It is the Television programs that are thriving, so the plural verb are is needed.

C. This option has at least two problems. First, surely the sentence is intended to indicate that the television programs themselves are thriving rather than that the process of developing such programs is. Second, it is unclear what the awkwardly worded as once prohibited by federal regulations is intended to modify. It could mean either that the development of television programs in conjunction with the marketing of toys was prohibited or that the marketing of toys itself was prohibited.

D. The intended referent of the pronoun they is unclear: it could be either Federal regulations or Television programs.

E. Correct. This choice best conveys the intended meaning.

The correct answer is E.
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