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Question

Analyzing campaign expenditures, the media has had as a focus the high costs and low ethics of campaign finance, but they have generally overlooked the cost of actually administering elections, which includes facilities, transport, printing, staffing, and technology.


 

Option A:

Analyzing campaign expenditures, the media has had as a focus

Option B:

Analyses of campaign expenditures by the media has been focus on

Option C:

In analyzing campaign expenditures, the media have focused on

Option D:

Media analyses of campaign expenditures have had as a focus

Option E:

In their analysis of campaign expenditures, the media has been focusing on

Difficulty Level

Hard

Solution

Option C is the correct answer.


Option Analysis

Concept tested: SVA

A) The media is considered plural in this sentence. We know this because the pronoun “they” is used. Hence the verb “has” is inappropriate.

B) Changes the sense of the sentence. The sentence tends to say “Analyses has been the focus”

C) Correct Answer

D) Same as B.

E) Same as A.