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85. 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
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2009, 20:01
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85. 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

Here the fight is between A and D..
Acc to me D is wrong because among the first of Britan's natinal museums means there were several and this one was one of them..
plz clarify


Yes, that is exactly what the sentence intends to say, it was not the first, but "among/one of the" first
support of is wrong, so B,C,E out.
"to seek" will go with "and to increase". So D is the ans
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2009, 20:04
Seek should be parallel to increase. So A & B are out.

D is wrong, as explained in the original post.

Between C & E, C maintains the parallelism. So C for me.
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Seek should be parallel to increase. So A & B are out.

D is wrong, as explained in the original post.

Between C & E, C maintains the parallelism. So C for me.


Which is the correct idiom?? "Seek of" or "Seek from"???
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2009, 05:25
I think C is the correct ans.What is the OA?
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2009, 11:41
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both 'seek of' and 'seek from' are not idioms

seek from 'someone' ----- seek from Jane

seek for 'something' ----- seek for money

seek to 'to something' ----- seek to buy the company


the problem here is with the use of 'support from' and 'support of'

support from 'someone' ----- support from Obama

Support of 'something' ----- support of affidavit


So, coming to the answer choices

D makes perfect use of parallelism by using 'to seek' and as it presents 'people (someone)', it's best to use 'support from'

So, D is the right answer.
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2009, 13:04
I would go with D.

A, B, and E are out as they violate parallelism.

C distorts the meaning of original sentence. In C, it sounds like Britain's second, third, fourth etc.....national museums exist, and Victoria and Albert Museum was among the Britain's first national museums.

D is parallel and doesn't appear to distort the meaning.
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2009, 16:49
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 (verb not parallel – seeking support vs. to increase)
(B) one of Britain’s first national museums seeking support of (verb not parallel – seeking vs. increase)
(C) among Britain’s first national museums to seek support of (first is used as adjective, need to be used as noun?)
(D) among the first of Britain’s national museums to seek support from – best answer
(E) among Britain’s first national museums that have sought the support of – (verb inconsistent)
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2009, 20:04
A. [color=#FF000]one of the first of Britain’s [/color] This is not correct
B. seeking support vs to seek This is not parallel
C. Not sure about - seek of
D. Correct[color=#FF0000][/color] to seek parallel with to increase
E. have This is not the correct verb tense
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 20:13
a & b eliminated bcos of ONE of.. When there many options among is preferred.
IMO D.
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85. 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
Out... as seeking is not parallel with increase

(B) one of Britain’s first national museums seeking support of
Out... as seeking is not parallel with increase

(C) among Britain’s first national museums to seek support of
among Britian's first national museums means one of the very first national museums made in Britan! This isnt correct as per the intention of the author

(D) among the first of Britain’s national museums to seek support from
Correct - among the first to seek support. Moreover 'to support' is parallel to 'to increase'

(E) among Britain’s first national museums that have sought the support of
have sought the support of is not the correct verb tense to be used.
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2010, 14:02
D is the correct answer. It maintains parallelism .
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2010, 09:01
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85. 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

Here the fight is between A and D..
Acc to me D is wrong because among the first of Britan's natinal museums means there were several and this one was one of them..
plz clarify


My ans is D for 2 reasons
To seek // to increase
support from> support of
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2010, 08:52
(D) among the first of Britain’s national museums to seek support from
draws parallelism
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2010, 11:13
my vote for D... one among a list !
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 04:09
(A) one of the first of Britain’s national museums seeking support from

can be considered

(B) one of Britain’s first national museums seeking support of

does not convey the intended meaning

(C) among Britain’s first national museums to seek support of

first national museums is gramatically incorrect

D)among the first of Britain’s national museums to seek support from

best among all

(E) among Britain’s first national museums that have sought the support of

have sought is unnecessarily wordy
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2010, 07:56
"to seek" is parallel to "to increase"

"support from" corporations....... is correct.

Hence D.
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2010, 09:44
yea. D is what i chose. 'among the first of british' and 'support from' makes it the correct choice
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2010, 09:18
I go for D correct idiom and parallel.
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Re: SC 85/1000 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2011, 23:11
seek support from..........clearly D
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