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A group of students who have begun to clean up Frederick Law

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A group of students who have begun to clean up Frederick Law [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2006, 20:57
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A group of students who have begun to clean up Frederick Law Olmsted's Morningside Park in Newyork City believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to be returned to its former condition.

a) believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to
b) believe that the park needs to not be redesigned but to
c) believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but could
d) believe that the park needs to be not redesigned but to
e) believe that the park needs not to be redesigned but that it
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2006, 21:10
one more A :)
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2006, 21:49
OA is A...But "Group of Students" should go with the singular verb....but in A why the verb form is 'have'?
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2006, 21:59
chanmat wrote:
OA is A...But "Group of Students" should go with the singular verb....but in A why the verb form is 'have'?


hik, do you mean "believe"? :)
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Re: SC - A Group of Students [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2006, 22:00
chanmat wrote:
A group of students who have begun to clean up Frederick Law Olmsted's Morningside Park in Newyork City believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to be returned to its former condition.



"who" as well as "which" modifies the closest noun to it ...so in this sentence, "who have ...." is correct :)
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2006, 09:28
D

A group of students - believe
A student group - believes

"needs to be not redesigned, but to be restored" is the only one that reads right.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2006, 09:30
anandsebastin wrote:
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A group of students - believe
A student group - believes

"needs to be not redesigned, but to be restored" is the only one that reads right.


Grrrrrrrr :oops:
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2006, 11:25
And what do you think about this one?

The majority of the students in this class is/are hard workers.
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The majority of the students in this class is/are hard workers.

Correct: The majority of the students in this class are hard workers.
Correct: The student majority is opposed to the death penalty.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2006, 17:09
A bit confused with all this discussion...

What are the OA and OE
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2006, 18:34
Yes A

Collective noun Group is singular.

Group of students .... believes

not to be ... but to be ...
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Re: SC - A Group of Students [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 15:56
I agree with OG as "A" but not because it is right but because it is least wrong
From answer choices it is obvious subject verb agreement type question
Sentence begins with "A group of students who have" so I think even though we are talking about a group we are not treating it as singular. So shouldn't the sentence use has instead have ?

I had to go for A because of parallel constructions "not to be X but to be Y"
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