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# To end violent tendencies in young children, mothers want peaceful con

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14 Jul 2016, 20:43
Kevalkhanna wrote:
To end violent tendencies in young children, mothers want peaceful conflict resolution,
readily available counseling, and [u]decreasing the prominence of television
shows that contain abundant and often casual violence.[\u]
(A) decreasing the prominence of television shows that contain abundant and
often casual violence
(B) decreasing the prominence of television shows containing often casual but
abundant violence
(C) a decrease of the prominence of television shows, containing as they do often
casual violence in abundance
(D) a decreased prominence of the abundant and often casual violence contained
in television shows
(E) a decreased prominence of television shows that contain abundant but often
casual violence

I narrowed down to D and E , Finally I chose E as it makes more sense.
Can somebody Please explain me the OA?

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15 Jul 2016, 01:46
Kevalkhanna wrote:
To end violent tendencies in young children, mothers want peaceful conflict resolution,
readily available counseling, and [u]decreasing the prominence of television
shows that contain abundant and often casual violence.[\u]
(A) decreasing the prominence of television shows that contain abundant and
often casual violence
(B) decreasing the prominence of television shows containing often casual but
abundant violence
(C) a decrease of the prominence of television shows, containing as they do often
casual violence in abundance
(D) a decreased prominence of the abundant and often casual violence contained
in television shows
(E) a decreased prominence of television shows that contain abundant but often
casual violence

I narrowed down to D and E , Finally I chose E as it makes more sense.
Can somebody Please explain me the OA?

The emphasis is on the prominence of "violence", not on the prominence of "TV shows". It is true that introducing "violence" with an essential modifier "that" defines which TV shows are referred to, yet direct reference to "violence" is more clear.
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15 Jul 2016, 15:13
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To end violent tendencies in young children, mothers want peaceful conflict resolution,
readily available counseling, and decreasing the prominence of television
shows that contain abundant and often casual violence
.
(A) decreasing the prominence of television shows that contain abundant and
often casual violence
(B) decreasing the prominence of television shows containing often casual but
abundant violence
(C) a decrease of the prominence of television shows, containing as they do often
casual violence in abundance
(D) a decreased prominence of the abundant and often casual violence contained
in television shows
(E) a decreased prominence of television shows that contain abundant but often
casual violence

Source: Manhattan Review...i guess this is different from Manhattan GMAT...?? Not really convinced with the OA and OE?? Can we have some discussions pl before I post the OA??

A) not parallel to "resolution" and "counseling"
B) The word "but" makes no sense here. The "(adjective) but (adjective)" template should only be used when the words contrast with each other, and "casual" and "abundant" do not fit this category.
C) "containing" + "as they do" = redundant. The comma is not needed.
D) Yes, correct. It prioritizes a decrease in violence over a decrease in television shows that contain violence, and the most important terms should be mentioned first.
E) Close, but not quite. Again, the word "but" is not necessary. Another issue (also mentioned in the line above) is that Choice E is focused more on the shows than on the violence, which is the real issue here.

In sum, I agree with the OA here.
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