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21.With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.
(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract
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01 Oct 2003, 09:12
Would go with C. Communities here would be plural. It talks about the communites which are looking for improvements. Communites takes precedence over "one of"
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01 Oct 2003, 11:09
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21.With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.
(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract

one of the large number of communities + plural verb

C,D and E in...

D..its waterfront..is incorrect...plural subject...we need "their"

E. looking at their waterfronts is incorrect....looking to is the right usage.

C is correct...correctly uses "their" and is parallel....to improve and (to) attract

C is best
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01 Oct 2003, 19:25
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Vicky wrote:
21.With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.
(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract

one of the large number of communities + plural verb

C,D and E in...

D..its waterfront..is incorrect...plural subject...we need "their"

E. looking at their waterfronts is incorrect....looking to is the right usage.

C is correct...correctly uses "their" and is parallel....to improve and (to) attract

C is best

I also think C is the best. But why do say "looking to" is the right usage?

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01 Oct 2003, 21:07
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I also think C is the best. But why do say "looking to" is the right usage?

i should have said ...its the right usage in the sentence's CONTEXT.

For Example

I am looking at several options

What are you looking at?

In this article, we look at the various papers that have contributed to the research.

About looking to, here are few examples

Are you an employer looking to post jobs?

They look to the future with great anticipation.

This is a list of items we are looking to purchase.

good enough?

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02 Oct 2003, 05:51
I made mistake by thinking that Cleveland is the subject. I am still not clear why Cleveland is not the subject in this sentence and why verb used is "are".
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02 Oct 2003, 15:18
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I also think C is the best. But why do say "looking to" is the right usage?

i should have said ...its the right usage in the sentence's CONTEXT.

For Example

I am looking at several options

What are you looking at?

In this article, we look at the various papers that have contributed to the research.

About looking to, here are few examples

Are you an employer looking to post jobs?

They look to the future with great anticipation.

This is a list of items we are looking to purchase.

good enough?

thanks
praetorian

Crystal Clear

Thanks Praet

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02 Oct 2003, 20:57
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I made mistake by thinking that Cleveland is the subject. I am still not clear why Cleveland is not the subject in this sentence and why verb used is "are".

Tough Question...

For gmat purposes, all you got to remember is this..

One of the plural whatever + plural verb

It could be Cleveland,Houston,Chicago or Bangalore It doesnt matter

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25 May 2011, 04:55
Confused with this one.... If possible, can anybody clarify whether "one of plural noun + plural verb" is right nor not.

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25 May 2011, 12:45
+1 C

We are modyfing "communities".
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looking at and looking to idiom used here.
are to be used because of the usage of that - noun referent here to plural communities.
E they usage in E does not have a clear antecedent.

C is clean.
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09 Jul 2011, 09:25
what would have been the answer in case the question was -
With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is only one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.
Re: SC: Waterfronts   [#permalink] 09 Jul 2011, 09:25
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