Sweden : GMAT Verbal Section
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 20 Jan 2017, 15:25

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Sweden

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
Manager
Joined: 09 Jun 2005
Posts: 98
Location: New York
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

20 Aug 2005, 11:56
With its plan to create a wildlife sanctuary out of previously unused landfill, Sweden is but one of a number of industrialized nations that ((is accepting its responsibility to protect endangered species and promote)) conservation

A
B
C
D
E: are accepting their responsibility to protect endangered species and promote

I was confused between A and E...Can anyone explain this one pls?
If you have any questions
you can ask an expert
New!
Manager
Joined: 14 Jul 2005
Posts: 104
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

20 Aug 2005, 12:46
I say both A and E are wrong, because of the differing verb tenses:
"is/are accepting" is continuous
"promote" is simple

Between "is" and "are" I choose "are". Follow the link for a nice discussion on the topic. It doesn't really support my opinion, but still...

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=4669
Director
Joined: 11 Mar 2005
Posts: 725
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 63 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

20 Aug 2005, 14:37
no E is correct..

Promote is parallel to protect...

Are is correctly used because It is used as a restrictive clause modifying multiple nations (plural) entity...

It really depends upon the answer choices... You can use promoting also...
X is doing Y and X
or X is doing Y and was doing Z

either common tense or common subject...

The answer choices will never have both of my examples in the same choice. If there are, then that question is never a ETS quality...
Manager
Joined: 09 Jun 2005
Posts: 98
Location: New York
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

20 Aug 2005, 14:50
I was not confused with promote vs promoting, my problem was is vs. are....can u explain if Sweden is ONE nation , singular , then why is ARE the right word?

Why does NATIONS plurality take precedent when deciding is vs are?
Manager
Joined: 28 Jun 2005
Posts: 217
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

20 Aug 2005, 19:18
ArashKhurana wrote:
I was not confused with promote vs promoting, my problem was is vs. are....can u explain if Sweden is ONE nation , singular , then why is ARE the right word?

Why does NATIONS plurality take precedent when deciding is vs are?

remember that always 'a number of' always takes a plural verb
& ' the number of' always takes a singular verb
Manager
Joined: 14 Jul 2005
Posts: 104
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

21 Aug 2005, 00:00
riteshgupta1 wrote:
no E is correct..

Promote is parallel to protect...

You are right, Ritesh. I misread the answer choices.
Manager
Joined: 21 Apr 2005
Posts: 166
Location: Atlanta , GA
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

31 Aug 2005, 14:03
"E" is correct ..

the clause after that is for the industrilised nations not for sweden only
Intern
Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 27
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

31 Aug 2005, 15:47
I will go for E as well.
31 Aug 2005, 15:47
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Sweden

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.