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The new “reality shows” enable television stations to garner high ratings without the costly requirements of writer compensation and utilization of demanding actors by traditional television show formats.
A) requirements of writer compensation and utilization of demanding actors by traditional television show formats
B) requirements by traditional television show formats of utilization of demanding actors and writer compensation
C) requirements for utilization of demanding actors and writer compensation of traditional television show formats
D) utilization of demanding actors and writer compensation that is required by traditional television show formats
E) writer compensation and utilization of demanding actors that are required by traditional show formats
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Its E.

Complete, concise, logical.
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piyatiwari wrote:
Its E.

Complete, concise, logical.



Hi Piyatiwari,
Can you provide me any link or material or some fundamentals on how to solve modifier problems?
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Both X and Y are required by traditional tv formats and are costly.
The two factors can then be modified by the clause, “that are required by” as the best way to show their relationship to the traditional show formats.
The incorrect construction is “the requirements of X by Y.”

answer remains in D &E
and since they are plural. correct ans is E.
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1. Requirement for and requirement by are incorrect usages. That eliminates B and C.

2. Requirements are not costly, writer compensation is. Utilization is not costly. Eliminates A and D.

Answer is the choice that is left - E.

Please let me know if this approach is correct.
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The new “reality shows” enable television stations to garner high ratings without the costly requirements of writer compensation and utilization of demanding actors by traditional television show formats.
A) requirements of writer compensation and utilization of demanding actors by traditional television show formats
B) requirements by traditional television show formats of utilization of demanding actors and writer compensation
C) requirements for utilization of demanding actors and writer compensation of traditional television show formats
D) utilization of demanding actors and writer compensation that is required by traditional television show formats
E) writer compensation and utilization of demanding actors that are required by traditional show formats


I can understand why D is wrong. The 'is' pronoun should be changed to are. So D is eliminated.

Can someone explain why Requirements of/by/for in options A/B/C are wrong and change the meaning?

Here's my explanation:

B - " costly requiremend by traditional television....." Changes the meaning in the sense that, the costly requirements are now appear as if it is for traditional telivisions shows
C - " Costly requirements for utilization ...." - again the writer compensation is costly not the utilization of demanding actors. Utilization of demanding actors shoots up cost. Demanding actors are costly but utilization is not.
D - "Costly utilization of demanding actors" - same as above. also subject - verb agreement - "is" to "are" as requirements is plural.

Can somebody help validate this explanation?
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You have to figure out what is costly? Is it the "requirements of writer compensation" or the "writer compensation" itself. Both the "writer compensation" and "the utilization of demanding actors" are together required by traditional show formats. So, the position of "required" is correct only in "E".
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The new “reality shows” enable television stations to garner high ratings without the costly requirements of writer compensation and utilization of demanding actors by traditional television show formats.

A) requirements of writer compensation and utilization of demanding actors by traditional television show formats
B) requirements by traditional television show formats of utilization of demanding actors and writer compensation
C) requirements for utilization of demanding actors and writer compensation of traditional television show formats
D) utilization of demanding actors and writer compensation that is required by traditional television show formats
E) writer compensation and utilization of demanding actors that are required by traditional show formats
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New post 15 Jun 2017, 01:13
Imo E
It is less wordy and succient .
Option A is wordy .
We need of in the sentence so B and C are out

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Dear Friends,

Here is a detailed explanation to this question-

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The new “reality shows” enable television stations to garner high ratings without the costly requirements of writer compensation and utilization of demanding actors by traditional television show formats.
A) requirements of writer compensation and utilization of demanding actors by traditional television show formats
B) requirements by traditional television show formats of utilization of demanding actors and writer compensation
C) requirements for utilization of demanding actors and writer compensation of traditional television show formats
D) utilization of demanding actors and writer compensation that is required by traditional television show formats
E) writer compensation and utilization of demanding actors that are required by traditional show formats


Choice A: This answer choice utilizes the incorrect idiom form "requirements...by", rather than the correct form "requirements of". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice B: This answer choice utilizes the incorrect idiom form "requirements by", rather than the correct form "requirements of". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice C: This answer choice utilizes the incorrect idiom form "requirements for", rather than the correct form "requirements of". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice D: This answer choice features a subject-verb disagreement between "is" and "utilization of demanding actors and writer compensation". Thus, this answer choice is incorrect.

Choice E: This answer choice maintains proper idiom use and subject-verb agreement. Thus, this answer choice is correct.

Hence, E is the best answer choice.

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The new “reality shows” enable television stations to garner high ratings without the costly requirements of writer compensation and utilization of demanding actors by traditional television show formats.


A) requirements of writer compensation and utilization of demanding actors by traditional television show formats ------- Sentence is correct but extremely wordy. Whenever too many prepositional phrases are used, the sentence is stylistically deficient.

B) requirements by traditional television show formats of utilization of demanding actors and writer compensation ------- Also correct but even more unorganized than the first sentence. The main modifier "of utilization...." , which contains the main description of the requirements, is placed very far away from the noun "requirements".

C) requirements for utilization of demanding actors and writer compensation of traditional television show formats ------ "requirements for" is incorrect.

D) utilization of demanding actors and writer compensation that is required by traditional television show formats ------- "that is required" is in the wrong number, as it is referring to a list "utilization and compensation".

E) writer compensation and utilization of demanding actors that are required by traditional show formats --- CORRECT
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