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Although it was once funded entirely by the
government, the Victoria and Albert Museum was
one of the first of Britain's national museums
seeking support from
corporations and private
donors and to increase income by increasing atten-
dance.

(A) one of the first of Britain's national museums
seeking support from
(B) one of Britain's first national museums seeking
support of
(C) among Britain's first national museums to seek
support of
(D) among the first of Britain's national museums
to seek support from
(E) among Britain's first national museums that
have sought the support of
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2004, 07:58
D looks best tom me.....I think C has a problem in that it seems as if referring to britain's first national museums and not that it was the first of the museums....
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2004, 08:12
What is wrong in A ?? Is it this first of ??
A) one of the first of Britain's national museums
seeking support from
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2004, 08:20
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What is wrong in A ?? Is it this first of ??
A) one of the first of Britain's national museums
seeking support from

C is best. A has two errors. It lacks the parallellism which C has "to seek support...to increase income..."
Also, "support from" is wrong.
"support from" is synonimous to "encouragement" ie. to seek support from partizans
"support of" would be used for monetary support
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Re: tough SC 3 [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2004, 08:52
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Although it was once funded entirely by the
government, the Victoria and Albert Museum was
one of the first of Britain's national museums
seeking support from
corporations and private
donors and to increase income by increasing atten-
dance.

(A) one of the first of Britain's national museums
seeking support from
(B) one of Britain's first national museums seeking
support of
(C) among Britain's first national museums to seek
support of
(D) among the first of Britain's national museums
to seek support from
(E) among Britain's first national museums that
have sought the support of


IMO, it is C.
First, Among the first [of] ... that is not good usage. A, D are not correct.
Second, parallel structure...look at the latter half of the sentence.
Britains first museums [ ] and to increase income by...
I think you will agree that C is the only one out of B,C and E that fits the parallel structure requirements.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2004, 08:59
Official answer is D

C is ambiguous because Britain's first national museums seems to mean first of the British museums that were national... whereas it is intended to mean first of the British national museums that resorted to any kind of outside help!!!

That is my 2 cents.

This is a GMAT Plus question and I do not have access to the official explanaton to it.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2004, 13:34
I had gone for C..but I buy pusht's theory.


Isn't 'to seek support of' the correct idiom..?

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 [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2004, 02:13
A wonderful question and explanation. Keep posting dudes

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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2005, 08:43
pusht wrote:
Official answer is D

C is ambiguous because Britain's first national museums seems to mean first of the British museums that were national... whereas it is intended to mean first of the British national museums that resorted to any kind of outside help!!!

That is my 2 cents.

This is a GMAT Plus question and I do not have access to the official explanaton to it.


A wonderful explanation on why AC C is wrong!!! Good Catch!!
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