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# The sharp contrast in sales of sports memorabilia seen in sports in wh

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The sharp contrast in sales of sports memorabilia seen in sports in which most of the participants are male and such sales in sports in which most of the participants are female have demonstrated that women’s sports are still lacking dedicated fans.

(A) seen in sports in which most of the participants are male and such sales in sports in which most of the participants are female have

(B) seen in sports in which most of the participants are predominately male over those that are predominately female have

(C) that favors sports in which most of the participants are male over sports in which most of the participants are female have

(D) that favors sports in which most of the participants are male over sports in which most of the participants are female has

(E) seen is sports in which most of the participants are male and such sales in sports in which most of the participants are female has

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09 Oct 2018, 02:55
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The sharp contrast in sales of sports memorabilia seen in sports in which most of the participants are male and such sales in sports in which most of the participants are female have demonstrated that women’s sports are still lacking dedicated fans.

(A) seen in sports in which most of the participants are male and such sales in sports in which most of the participants are female have

(B) seen in sports in which most of the participants are predominately male over those that are predominately female have

(C) that favors sports in which most of the participants are male over sports in which most of the participants are female have

(D) that favors sports in which most of the participants are male over sports in which most of the participants are female has

(E) seen is sports in which most of the participants are male and such sales in sports in which most of the participants are female has

IMO, E makes more sense. Correct idiomatic usage is - contrast in X and Y , not contrast in X over Y
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10 Oct 2018, 00:03
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The sharp contrast in sales of sports memorabilia seen in sports in which most of the participants are male and such sales in sports in which most of the participants are female have demonstrated that women’s sports are still lacking dedicated fans.

(A) seen in sports in which most of the participants are male and such sales in sports in which most of the participants are female have

(B) seen in sports in which most of the participants are predominately male over those that are predominately female have

(C) that favors sports in which most of the participants are male over sports in which most of the participants are female have

(D) that favors sports in which most of the participants are male over sports in which most of the participants are female has

(E) seen is sports in which most of the participants are male and such sales in sports in which most of the participants are female has

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

This question attempts to disguise a very simple grammatical mistake: is ‘contrast’ singular or plural? It is singular, therefore you have to use the word ‘has’, not ‘have’. The contrast has done something. That leaves choices D and E as possible answers. However, use of the word ‘favors’ in choice D slightly changes the meaning of the sentence. It should be a contrast between one thing and another. Choice D does not use the use the word ‘and’ and is therefore also incorrect for this reason. Choice E is the correct answer.
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01 Jul 2019, 05:53
Is E supposed to be "seen in sports" or "seen is sports" right in making it the correct answer?

Also, to be clear, you can never say "contrast that favors" in the sense that the contrast is skewed towards one side that is favored?
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02 Jul 2019, 14:39
E doesn't make any logical sense; I hope there was a typo.

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03 Jul 2019, 10:25
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When choosing between (D) and (E). (D) is not correct because "that" refers illogically to everything that is infront. If we assume that "that" refers to memorabilia, this construction is illogical. If we assume that "that" jumps over the prepositional phrase and modifies "sales", we still get an illogical sentence.
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