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14 Dec 2012, 14:05
"to seek support from" and " to increase profit" are parallel only in the option D. Also, "seek support from" is the right idiom. So D fulfills all the needs!
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14 Oct 2013, 05:35
D for me. To maintain parallelism and it should be to seek support from
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I chose D because britians first national museums dosent make much sense and to seek is parallel to to increase.
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15 Oct 2013, 07:05
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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 attendance.

(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

D it is.

The question stem says 'to increase profits'. Keeping that in mind 'to seek support' is right. Hence, we can eliminate A and B.

C and E mention 'support of' which IMO is not the right idiom.

So D it is.
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17 Oct 2013, 10:06
Raths wrote:
Parallelism should be maintained between two verbs in the second clause ,
therefore to seek support will be more appropriate.This limits us to
options C and D.

Secondly , amongst these two options , I felt that "support from" will be
more idiomatic . "support of" is mainly used when we use the concerned
entity for some kind of support as in "support of crutches". Because we
are not seeking some kind of direct support , "support from" should be used.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

I think you are more or less spot on. It's all about whether the noun / object is in definite or indefinite form. In this context the museums are seeking support in general, hence "support from" is correct. If we added a definite article, we would have "the support of".

You can see the Wikipedia article on the subject for reference.
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18 Jun 2015, 11:41
My 2 cents...

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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 attendance.

(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

Step 1 - Clearly, we have to maintain parallelism with "to increase income" so (A), (B) and (E) are out straight away. You should probably see that within 10 seconds.

Step 2 - Then comes the tough part. I think the idiomatic use of support from vs. support of is more or less the same and the community is focussing too much of attention on it. IMO, the reason why (D) is correct is that it sticks to the meaning and structure proposed in (A). Though subtle, there is a difference between "first of Britain's national museums" and "Britain's first national museums" and (D) maintains it in a better way.
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19 Jun 2015, 04:52
Most of you have boiled it down to "C" and "D".

Between these options:

(C) among Britain’s first national museums to seek support of - This implies that Britain had more than one 'first' museum. The sentence conveys am ambiguous meaning that the Victoria and Albert Museum was one out of several of Britain's 'first museums', which is not logical.

Therefore, C is wrong.

(D) among the first of Britain’s national museums to seek support from - This conveys the meaning correctly, is parallel with the 'to increase' in the later part of the sentence and is logical.

Therefore (D) is the right answer.
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15 Jul 2015, 06:49
to seek .... to increase ..

can someone pls explain the diff b/w Support of & Support from
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10 Sep 2015, 02:25
lgon wrote:
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 attendance.

(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

'Support from' is the correct idiomatic usage. Eliminate B, C and E.
'one of the first of' in choice A is awkward.
That leaves D as the correct choice.
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10 Sep 2015, 02:28
shyind wrote:
to seek .... to increase ..

can someone pls explain the diff b/w Support of & Support from

It depends on context.
When you do X to support Y, then you use 'Support of'. Eg. to do X in support of Y.
When you seek support it is always 'Support from' Eg. X got support from Y to do Z.
Hope this helps.
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23 May 2016, 12:00
Please correct me if iam wrong :-

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 attendance.

Before we start, i looked at the IIism marker of infinitive To Increase and something has to be parallel to it.

(A) one of the first of Britain’s national museums seeking support from :- Not Parallel with to seek
(B) one of Britain’s first national museums seeking support of :- Not Parallel with to seek
(C) among Britain’s first national museums to seek support of :- Parallel , but idiom to seek support of is incorrect
(D) among the first of Britain’s national museums to seek support from :- Okay in Parallel and Seek Support from :- Correct
(E) among Britain’s first national museums that have sought the support of :- Not Parallel
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05 Jun 2016, 07:04
Zatarra wrote:
guys, i googled and found that "support of" is followed by the entity receiving support and not giving

great explanation

i think so.

support of somebody from somebody.

the first person receive the support. the second give support.
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05 Jun 2016, 07:28
Answer is D in simple terms the reason is parallel usage of the verbs :

To Seek support ..... To increase income
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