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# 21. Jamieson's proposal was rejected for several reasons,

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21. Jamieson's proposal was rejected for several reasons, the chief among which was cost.

(A) the chief among which was cost
(B) among which the chief was its cost
(C) the main one was cost
(D) the chief reason of which was its cost
(E) the chief of which was cost

Among may be unnecessary for this type of sentence..

Chief among which may be incorrect usage...
I think "Chief of which" is better usage.

The chief of the reasons for rejecting the proposal was cost.
The chief among the reasons for rejecting the proposal was cost

i think that pretty much is self explanatory.

A and B are incorrect.

C...The main one of the reasons for the rejection of the proposal was cost.

As is evident, "main one" is poor usage

D...The chief reasons of the reasons for rejecting the proposal

Need i say anything about D.

E i think thats the correct usage...as explained by the example above.

It would be very helpful if you can explain why YOUR choice is correct.

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21. Jamieson's proposal was rejected for several reasons, the chief among which was cost.

(A) the chief among which was cost
(B) among which the chief was its cost
(C) the main one was cost
(D) the chief reason of which was its cost
(E) the chief of which was cost

Among may be unnecessary for this type of sentence..

Chief among which may be incorrect usage...
I think "Chief of which" is better usage.

The chief of the reasons for rejecting the proposal was cost.
The chief among the reasons for rejecting the proposal was cost

i think that pretty much is self explanatory.

A and B are incorrect.

C...The main one of the reasons for the rejection of the proposal was cost.

As is evident, "main one" is poor usage

D...The chief reasons of the reasons for rejecting the proposal

Need i say anything about D.

E i think thats the correct usage...as explained by the example above.

It would be very helpful if you can explain why YOUR choice is correct.

Thanks
Praetorian

I think A is fine and this question is bullshit.

Seems that PR prefers "chief of which" over "chief among which" because it is "idiomatic. Hmm. What is the definition of "idiomatic"? De facto standard by repeated use?

Do a google search on both "the chief among which" and "the chief of which". You will find about equal hits on both cases. IN addition, i found many "scholarly" works using the former including a treatise on proper use of language.

I think this question would fail the ETS sanity check.
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