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# In an effort improve the quality of patient care, Lydia

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In an effort improve the quality of patient care, Lydia Temoscho is directing one of several clinical research projects that seek to determine the extent that psychological counseling helps to supplement the medical treatment of serious disease.

(A) seek to determine the extent that psychological counseling helps to supplement

(B) seek to determine how helpful psychological counseling is in supplementing

(C) seeks to determine how helpful psychological counseling is to supplement

(D) seeks to determine to what extent psychological counseling is a help in supplementing

(E) seeks to determine the extent that psychological counseling is helpful in supplementing
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27 Mar 2005, 18:46
pb_india wrote:
In an effort improve the quality of patient care, Lydia Temoscho is directing one of several clinical research projects that seek to determine the extent that psychological counseling helps to supplement the medical treatment of serious disease.

(A) seek to determine the extent that psychological counseling helps to supplement

(B) seek to determine how helpful psychological counseling is in supplementing

(C) seeks to determine how helpful psychological counseling is to supplement

(D) seeks to determine to what extent psychological counseling is a help in supplementing

(E) seeks to determine the extent that psychological counseling is helpful in supplementing

C for me.

LT is directing one of the several projects so a singular verb is to be used
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27 Mar 2005, 19:24
not sure if we need "seek" to agree with research projects!

potential point of confusion for me
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27 Mar 2005, 19:36
C for me

one of several clinical research projects that seeks
so it could be C, D or E

C is the best option.
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27 Mar 2005, 20:47
Can anyone provide a link for use of one as used in this sentence?
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27 Mar 2005, 21:07
B it is
one of several clinical research projects that seek
relative pronoun refers to immediately preceding word "research projects" hence "seek" has to be plural and C,D and E are all out. A is out because idiom is "how helpful X is in..." or "the extent that X helps in..."
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27 Mar 2005, 22:13
B.
A is ruled out because helps to is an unidiomatic expression.
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29 Mar 2005, 15:56
C

one of the trails SEEKS as one of xyz is singular. any comment on this usage?
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29 Mar 2005, 17:04
Paul wrote:
B it is
one of several clinical research projects that seek
relative pronoun refers to immediately preceding word "research projects" hence "seek" has to be plural and C,D and E are all out. A is out because idiom is "how helpful X is in..." or "the extent that X helps in..."

Is this sentence correct?

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29 Mar 2005, 17:12
Paul wrote:
B it is
one of several clinical research projects that seek
relative pronoun refers to immediately preceding word "research projects" hence "seek" has to be plural and C,D and E are all out. A is out because idiom is "how helpful X is in..." or "the extent that X helps in..."

That's something new. I initially went for the singular 'seeks' because I thought 'one of several projects' should be singular.
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30 Mar 2005, 04:49
I agree with ywilfried but I am not sure I am right about it
I say :

"one of the boys that was living near the river used to go to school with me"
AND NOT
"one of the boys that were living near the river used to go to school with me

Please correct it and let me know what is the rule in that case ? thanks.
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30 Mar 2005, 05:02
I would say:

one of the boys that were living near the river used to go to school with me (Although I would have preferred "lived" as it is a completed action instead of a continuous one. However, just for the sake of presenting a point, "were living" should be right)

but

one of the boys lives near the river and goes to school with me

In the second sentence, since relative pronoun is not present, "lives" is singular because it is conjugated with "one". However, as soon as a relative pronoun is introduced, it refers to the immediately preceding plural noun "boys".
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30 Mar 2005, 05:05
ywilfred, this is a link to a similar question:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=8925
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30 Mar 2005, 06:12
No. It has to be B. one of serveral projects that seek....(restrictive clause right there)
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30 Mar 2005, 09:37
Agree with Paul definitely. CDE can be eliminated right away for the use of third person single verb "seeks".

I still remember Paul's excellent example to illustrate this point:

One of the books that are on the table is mine.

All the books are on the table. But one is mine.
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30 Mar 2005, 10:06
Paul wrote:
I would say:

one of the boys that were living near the river used to go to school with me (Although I would have preferred "lived" as it is a completed action instead of a continuous one. However, just for the sake of presenting a point, "were living" should be right)

but

one of the boys lives near the river and goes to school with me

In the second sentence, since relative pronoun is not present, "lives" is singular because it is conjugated with "one". However, as soon as a relative pronoun is introduced, it refers to the immediately preceding plural noun "boys".

Why wouldnt you get 700+ if you have the concepts so clear ;-)...
Thanks for a wonderful explanation Paul.
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30 Mar 2005, 10:44
HongHu wrote:
Agree with Paul definitely. CDE can be eliminated right away for the use of third person single verb "seeks".

I still remember Paul's excellent example to illustrate this point:

One of the books that are on the table is mine.

All the books are on the table. But one is mine.

I just found that "book" link:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... 4060#84060
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30 Mar 2005, 20:42
Paul wrote:
ywilfred, this is a link to a similar question:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=8925

Thanks Paul, I see the difference now !
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31 Mar 2005, 12:43
Yea it is C Subject is the one project she runs and the rest of the phrase is its descriptor.
also has to be ll with the voice of the statement, this is only met by C
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