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The typical holiday shopper, being seduced by row upon row of novelty

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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

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Updated on: 11 Aug 2019, 23:15
Hi

A. Typical holiday shopper is singular and will take tends not tend.

B.As a typical holiday shopper is a modifier and it should modify a person. Here it is modifying the tendency.

C.changes the meaning from a typical holiday shopper to holiday shopper who is attracted to something.

D. Presents the contrast correctly and the subject verb (shopper - tebds) agrees. Hence it is correct

E. Idiom Tend to

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Originally posted by Harsh9676 on 11 Aug 2019, 07:21.
Last edited by Harsh9676 on 11 Aug 2019, 23:15, edited 1 time in total.
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11 Aug 2019, 23:11
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 - "being" is not allowed
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 - illogical comparison
C. Typically, the holiday shopper who is attracted to novelty gifts tends to remain practical by purchasing items because he or she realizes - changes in 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 - seems good (but I chose E because of "the" in this option )
E. Typical holiday shoppers, while seduced by row upon row of novelty gifts, tend towards more practical items these days because they realize - was my choice; I cannot realize why the choice is wrong.
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12 Aug 2019, 10:58
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D changes the meaning - where is "these days"?

Oxford and Cambridge dictionary say "tend towards" is corrrect.
The typical holiday shopper, being seduced by row upon row of novelty   [#permalink] 12 Aug 2019, 10:58