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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

here A and B can be eliminated but what to choose " among Britain’s first" or " among the first of Britain’s"
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Re: Although series #2 [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2009, 19:09
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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

here A and B can be eliminated but what to choose " among Britain’s first" or " among the first of Britain’s"


IMO D.
to seek.. to increase parallel
C has "to seek support of", D- "to seek support from" is better usage here
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Re: Although series #2 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2009, 08:09
D IMO.
'Britain’s first national museums' in C doesn't look OK to me.
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Re: Although series #2 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2009, 17:40
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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

here A and B can be eliminated but what to choose " among Britain’s first" or " among the first of Britain’s"


"D"-seek support from.. is the correct usage.
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Re: Although series #2 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2009, 17:53
I like C bc of the first half, and D because of its clarity.

I would have to say D but I wish it had the intro from C.
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Re: Although series #2 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2009, 20:13
Could anyone explain why "one of" is not correct here?
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Re: Although series #2 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2009, 22:08
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Could anyone explain why "one of" is not correct here?


Dont think correct or perfect. Think best, which also means most concise. One of isnt wrong, just not best.

But here the "one of" statements have verbs in the present pariciple as well making them "wrong"
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Re: Although series #2 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2009, 11:54
can someone please explain the difference between "support of" and "support from"?
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Re: Although series #2 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2009, 18:58
Although ...... | the Victoria and Albert Museum was | "among Britain’s first national museums to seek support of" | corporations and private donors | and to increase income by increasing attendance.

Although ...... | the Victoria and Albert Museum was | "among the first of Britain’s national museums to seek support from" | corporations and private donors | and to increase income by increasing attendance.

Reread the sentences with appropriate pausing for every | and you'll know which one sounds better. I'll go with D as well.
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Re: Although series #2 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2009, 22:50
IMO D - to seek support from is correct ...........
but still confused with the usage of seek of and seek from .....

can anyone tell if both the idioms are correct or the difference in their usage ??????

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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

here A and B can be eliminated but what to choose " among Britain’s first" or " among the first of Britain’s"


Guys, after thinking through this problem, I don't think it's testing us to choose between "support from" and "support of." I think these obvious differences were made to divert our attention away from the hidden problem. The hidden problem I see here is whether to choose "among Britain's first national museums" or "among the first of Britain's national museums."

I can probably see why "among Britain's first national museums to seek support of" can be wrong. Here's why:

Britain's first national museums -----> the noun here is "museums", but it looks clumsy to have all these adjectives pushed right next to each other such as "Britain's first national." Adjectives don't modify other adjectives. To avoid confusion, you're allowed to have up to 2 adjectives placed next to each other before the noun, but option C has placed all the 3 adjectives all together, making it very confusing. When you take a look at option D, however, you'll see that it eliminated this issue by throwing one of the adjectives behind a preposition:

"the first of Britain’s national museums" ----> By constructing it this way, you now have only "Britain's" and "national" before the noun "museums." I think this is the core of the issue here. THEN we can say that the answer must be D
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Re: Although series #2 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2009, 07:35
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D is best here. The phrase "seek support from" is correct, so that eliminates choices B, C, and E. For A, the verb "seeking" is not parallel to "to increase." Along with the correct idiom, D has parallel verbs.

Also, the descriptive phrase "Britain’s first national museums" suggests there is something in Britain known "as first national museums." This distorts the intended meaning of the passage. The phrase "the first of Britain’s national museums" is better.
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Re: Although series #2 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2009, 04:53
'to seek' is preferred over 'seeking' and 'that have sought'

SO, eliminate others and keep C, D

So, out of them preferred 'support from' but not sure why not 'support of'.

Please correct if someone has better explanation.

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Re: Although series #2 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2009, 06:42
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'to seek' is preferred over 'seeking' and 'that have sought'

SO, eliminate others and keep C, D

So, out of them preferred 'support from' but not sure why not 'support of'.

Please correct if someone has better explanation.

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Yeah, I don't see what's wrong with "support of" either. You can say, for example:

The U.S. President has the support of the congress.

But I really don't think it's the question of whether to choose "support of" or "support from." I've already explained it in my previous post. They've said that the OA here is D
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Re: Although series #2 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2009, 01:33
We can't overlook the sentence construction in this one.
also the rule of parallelism is being tested.

one of the first of museums............'to seek support' and 'to increase profits' .

Also appropriate usage --- support from A and B

Also the into --- 'among Britain's first national museums' differs in meaning from
'one of first of Britain's national Museums'
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Re: Although series #2 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2009, 11:22
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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

here A and B can be eliminated but what to choose " among Britain’s first" or " among the first of Britain’s"


D for me.
We are talking about a set: the Britain's national museums.
The Victoria and Albert Museum was among the first in this set to seek support from outside investors.

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