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Re: 700 Level SC [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 20:40
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With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of
communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and
attract
new businesses.

A. is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
B. is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
C. are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
D. are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
E. are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract
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Re: 700 Level SC [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 22:51
With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of
communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and
attract new businesses.

A. is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
B. is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
A and B are wrong because the subject is the "number of communities" "that are" "is" is the wrong verb.
C. are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
CORRECT
D. are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
"its" doesn't fit with the plural subject "communities"
E. are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract
"as a way that can" is unidiomatic, C is more clear
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Re: 700 Level SC [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2013, 03:11
to ustand the resoning better . If i were to replace 'Cleveland is but one of the many' with 'Cleveland is one of the many' , then we would be refering to Cleveland as the subject and the following section of the sentence would be singular. Ofcourse the meaning would be entirely diff. Is that a rite thing to state ?
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Re: 700 Level SC [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2013, 03:16
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to ustand the resoning better . If i were to replace 'Cleveland is but one of the many' with 'Cleveland is one of the many' , then we would be refering to Cleveland as the subject and the following section of the sentence would be singular. Ofcourse the meaning would be entirely diff. Is that a rite thing to state ?


With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is (but) one of a large number of
communities on the Great Lakes that are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

The verb remains plural, the absence of "but" doesn' t change the subject of "looking to their (...)", so "are" is still correct IMO.
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Re: 700 Level SC [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2013, 06:10
With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of
communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

The question is of form:

one of X THAT Y

X is plural here. Hence Y should be plural as it is preceded by THAT.

Leaves us with the following:

C. are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
D. are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting -- 'its' is singular hence incorrect
E. are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract - "as a way they can" is awkward
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Re: 700 Level SC [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2013, 07:03
ramanujanu wrote:
to ustand the resoning better . If i were to replace 'Cleveland is but one of the many' with 'Cleveland is one of the many' , then we would be refering to Cleveland as the subject and the following section of the sentence would be singular. Ofcourse the meaning would be entirely diff. Is that a rite thing to state ?


.....Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is....
Meaning is again key here.
The subject in this clause is Cleveland. But "that" in subordinate clause refers to "large number of communities" that are......
Tricky question, initially I missed it too....

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Re: With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2013, 23:17
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