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There are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children.
The right answer is D:
"There is a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children."

A - The are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children
B- Getting together on the weekends are a group of kids which like helping less fortunate children
C-A group of kids on the weekend getting together in our neighborhood like the helping of less fortunate children
D- There is a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children
E-In our neighborhood, there is a group of kids who likes to get together on the weekends and helping less fortunate children.

Hi guys,
I will clarify my question:

GMAT Ultimate grammar book by the GMAT Club, First Edition, p.101, question 49.

My question: I do not understand in answer D why "like" is plural while "is" is singular. Don't they both refer to the collective noun "group" (and therefore be both singular)?

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Ultimate GMAT grammar - test 1 #49 Collective nouns [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2011, 03:47
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This is your first post and it has not come out well. Where are the choices?
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Re: Ultimate GMAT grammar - test 1 #49 Collective nouns [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2011, 07:55
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A few ideas:

"IS" modifies the "Group" and "WHO LIKE" modifies the "KIDS".
You can't really say "Group who likes to get together". A group can't get together and probably would be "that" or "which" instead of "who"
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Re: There are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2011, 10:54
hmmm well...

A group + which or
A group + that is the correct usage..

If i am not wrong we use "who" for living things hence, "who" refer to "kids"...
moreover "a group" is singular hence "IS" is used

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Re: There are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 01:23
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There are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children.
The right answer is D:
"There is a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children."

A - The are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children
B- Getting together on the weekends are a group of kids which like helping less fortunate children
C-A group of kids on the weekend getting together in our neighborhood like the helping of less fortunate children
D- There is a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children
E-In our neighborhood, there is a group of kids who likes to get together on the weekends and helping less fortunate children.

Hi guys,
I will clarify my question:

GMAT Ultimate grammar book by the GMAT Club, First Edition, p.101, question 49.

My question: I do not understand in answer D why "like" is plural while "is" is singular. Don't they both refer to the collective noun "group" (and therefore be both singular)?

Thanks for your help.


"Is" refers to "Group" (collective noun) hence singular.

"Like" refers to "kids" (plural) hence plural.

Not sure whether it helps you. Just try to figure out the subject of the verb and am sure you will get the answer.
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Re: There are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2011, 03:19
D is correct as Group should use "is"(singular due to collective noun-group)."kids" is plural hence "like" should be used.

B- Getting together on the weekends are a group of kids which like helping less fortunate children-Incorrect due to are a group of kids.
C- A group of kids on the weekend getting together in our neighborhood like the helping of less fortunate children-Incorrect and awkward
E-In our neighborhood, there is a group of kids who likes to get together on the weekends and helping less fortunate children.- Incorrect due to Likes.
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Re: There are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2011, 07:48
I guess D is the correct answer. I fell for A
D- There is a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children

Group is singular
Children are plural
Re: There are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to   [#permalink] 03 Nov 2011, 07:48
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