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# With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore

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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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09 Jul 2003, 01:00
stolyar wrote:
explanations would be welcome

Here you go:

... Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that are ( not is ). so eliminate A,B

refer :discussion on the following topic
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=1370

eliminate D is it says: are looking to its ( should be their )

C or E

E clearly sounds absurd.

C stands tall
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09 Jul 2003, 03:50
thanks for explanation
now it is clear

One of the students who drink beer at the corner considers an alcoholic.

A correct sentence?
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09 Jul 2003, 22:38
stolyar wrote:
thanks for explanation
now it is clear

One of the students who drink beer at the corner considers an alcoholic.

A correct sentence?

Not quite -- need "One of the groups of students who drink beer..."

or "of the students that drink beer at the corner, one is considered an alcoholic."
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10 Jul 2003, 15:42
JP wrote:
stolyar wrote:
thanks for explanation
now it is clear

One of the students who drink beer at the corner considers an alcoholic.

A correct sentence?

Not quite -- need "One of the groups of students who drink beer..."

or "of the students that drink beer at the corner, one is considered an alcoholic."

Or.

One of the students who drinks beer at the corner considers himself an alcoholic.
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19 Jun 2006, 13:30
C.

Subject is 'communities', hence 'their'. 'Look to' is idiomatic. 'Look at' changes the meaning...
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19 Jun 2006, 13:50
C it is.

Here all the communities are thinking on same lines, so we must use plural.

If the senetence is like this then we must use singular:

Cleveland is the only 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.
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