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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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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2006, 19:28
Picking C.
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 .
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Re: SC: Cleveland [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2006, 19:47
C. need are to meet the plural form of verb.

E is is not idiomatic.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2006, 19:57
Thanks all for ur explaination. OA is C
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2007, 12:12
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Picking C.
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 .


Why is their referring to communities rather than Cleveland?
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2007, 17:39
C.
large number of communities on the Great Lakes that ARE
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2007, 23:16
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buzzgaurav wrote:
Picking C.
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 .


Why is their referring to communities rather than Cleveland?


Because of the use of 'that'


thanks. did not realize it was a restrictive clause.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2007, 00:25
I boiled the choices down to C, D and E.

Can I get some further insight why D and E are incorrect?
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Re: SC: Cleveland [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2007, 06:49
good practice.

Cleveland is (but) one (of a large number of communities) (on the Great Lakes) that are looking to their ...waterfront

that restricts communities.

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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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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2007, 08:51
I recognized one trick:
"a number of communities" -- this statement tells me the verb should be plural, hence "are" should be used.

I can only guess that "E" doesn't work because "looking at" is not idiomatic and "looking to" is?
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2007, 09:55
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I recognized one trick:
"a number of communities" -- this statement tells me the verb should be plural, hence "are" should be used.

I can only guess that "E" doesn't work because "looking at" is not idiomatic and "looking to" is?


the number of dogs that are brown is

see your mistake?
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Re: SC: Cleveland [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2007, 11:26
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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.


I am just not getting this one... :oops:

Is the subject always plural for sentences that have subjects like "one of many things"?

Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that...

Another thing thats tripping me is: "looking to its waterfront"

Do we "look at" things or do we "look to" things?
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Re: SC: Cleveland [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2007, 11:43
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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.


I am just not getting this one... :oops:

Is the subject always plural for sentences that have subjects like "one of many things"?

Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that...

Another thing thats tripping me is: "looking to its waterfront"

Do we "look at" things or do we "look to" things?



one (of the cars) is brown.
three (of the cars) are brown.
one (of the cars that run on hydrogen) is brown
one (of the cars that run on hydrogen) [in North America] is brown
one (of a large number of communities [on the Great Lakes] that are looking
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2007, 11:49
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I can only guess that "E" doesn't work because "looking at" is not idiomatic and "looking to" is?

i look to my brother for guidance.
i look at my brother for guidance.

i look to my brother to help me with my homework.
Cleveland looks to its waterfront to ........
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2007, 12:36
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misterJJ2u wrote:
I can only guess that "E" doesn't work because "looking at" is not idiomatic and "looking to" is?

i look to my brother for guidance.
i look at my brother for guidance.

i look to my brother to help me with my homework.
Cleveland looks to its waterfront to ........


:idea: Ahhh now I see! Thanks for the excellent examples bmwhype2.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2007, 11:50
Here is a link that clears up these types of questions

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=14087
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2007, 01:10
Here's how I do it:

(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

First off, ignore the verbal (first thing), as the subject matches, so that's good. Now, it talks about Cleveland is but one... of the many ...... check the preposition, it applies to the waterfronts, not cleveland, so we're in plural territory, so A/B are out. Again we're referring to THEIR waterfronts, so D is out. Between C/E. E is just wrong - wtf - as a way they? if it was 'as a way that they can', but even then, it's wrong. So straight up C.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2007, 10:27
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Here is a link that clears up these types of questions

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=14087


hey this link does not exists anymore!! :shock:
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2007, 10:44
trivikram wrote:
Here is a link that clears up these types of questions

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=14087


this link does not exits

Thanks frnd ,...very good thread ...
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Re: SC: Cleveland [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2007, 08:12
bmwhype2 wrote:
gluon wrote:
shiva_agw wrote:
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.


I am just not getting this one... :oops:

Is the subject always plural for sentences that have subjects like "one of many things"?

Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that...

Another thing thats tripping me is: "looking to its waterfront"

Do we "look at" things or do we "look to" things?



one (of the cars) is brown.
three (of the cars) are brown.
one (of the cars that run on hydrogen) is brown
one (of the cars that run on hydrogen) [in North America] is brown
one (of a large number of communities [on the Great Lakes] that are looking


Very cool examples Ma'am :cool
Re: SC: Cleveland   [#permalink] 21 Sep 2007, 08:12
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