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The typical holiday shopper, being seduced by row upon row

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The typical holiday shopper, being seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tend to purchase more practical items these days because they realize that frivolous gadgets are often cheaply made.
A. The typical holiday shopper, being seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tend to purchase more practical items these days because they realize
B. As a typical holiday shopper, the tendency to purchase row upon row of novelty gifts is trumped by the purchase of more practical items these days because he or she realizes
C. Typically, the holiday shopper who is attracted to novelty gifts tends to remain practical by purchasing items because he or she realizes
D. The typical holiday shopper, although seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tends to purchase more practical items because he or she realizes
E. Typical holiday shoppers, while seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tend towards more practical items these days because they realize

Could not figure why E is wrong.. :(
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nirakrish wrote:
The typical holiday shopper, being seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tend to purchase more practical items these days because they realize that frivolous gadgets are often cheaply made.
A. The typical holiday shopper, being seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tend to purchase more practical items these days because they realize
B. As a typical holiday shopper, the tendency to purchase row upon row of novelty gifts is trumped by the purchase of more practical items these days because he or she realizes
C. Typically, the holiday shopper who is attracted to novelty gifts tends to remain practical by purchasing items because he or she realizes
D. The typical holiday shopper, although seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tends to purchase more practical items because he or she realizes
E. Typical holiday shoppers, while seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tend towards more practical items these days because they realize

Could not figure why E is wrong.. :(

Hi

In actual question option E is as below (source: 800score verbal):

"E. The typical holiday shopper, although seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tends to purchase the most practical"

The meaning in case of option E is not correct.
MOST here is on the extreme side as compared to main sentence..

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A. The typical holiday shopper, being seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tend to purchase more practical items these days because they realize - incorrect verb tense
B. As a typical holiday shopper, the tendency to purchase row upon row of novelty gifts is trumped by the purchase of more practical items these days because he or she realizes - incorrect formation
C. Typically, the holiday shopper who is attracted to novelty gifts tends to remain practical by purchasing items because he or she realizes - change of meaning
D. The typical holiday shopper, although seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tends to purchase more practical items because he or she realizes- correct
E. Typical holiday shoppers, while seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tend towards more practical items these days because they realize

while with a past participle is incorrect.
A past participle with -ed acts as a noun...and use of while should be used with a continuous form of verb to show a continuing action

also tend towards is changing the original meaning
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E seems to alter the original meaning. It doesn't say anything about purchasing instead it says tend towards. Hope it helps

A. The typical holiday shopper, being seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tend to purchase more practical items these days because they realize - incorrect verb tense
E. Typical holiday shoppers, while seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tend towards more practical items these days because they realize
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nirakrish wrote:
The typical holiday shopper, being seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tend to purchase more practical items these days because they realize that frivolous gadgets are often cheaply made.
A. The typical holiday shopper, being seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tend to purchase more practical items these days because they realize
B. As a typical holiday shopper, the tendency to purchase row upon row of novelty gifts is trumped by the purchase of more practical items these days because he or she realizes
C. Typically, the holiday shopper who is attracted to novelty gifts tends to remain practical by purchasing items because he or she realizes
D. The typical holiday shopper, although seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tends to purchase more practical items because he or she realizes
E. Typical holiday shoppers, while seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tend towards more practical items these days because they realize

Could not figure why E is wrong.. :(



I guess E has two problems,
1. It alters the meaning because it does not say anything about purchase, which is the main focus of original sentence.
2. Original sentence talks about singular shopper not many shoppers. Unnecessarily change here.

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