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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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18 Feb 2004, 14:22
Its B...
As we are talking about Cleveland...it should be 'is' and the correct idiomatic usage for looking is 'looking at'.

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18 Feb 2004, 14:41
yeah.. i chose B..as well.. but OA is diff
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18 Feb 2004, 14:50
ndidi could you explain you answer....

How does 'are' come into picture...do we have to use are for cummunities.
I dont have a good feeling abt this question....

Paging for GC guru's.

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18 Feb 2004, 15:36
Only C makes sense but All the answers suck big time.

one of + noun(mostly plural ) + plural verb

"Communities" is plural so A and B are out.
Out of C, D and E, D has verb problem. "are" is apropriate here.
Out of C and E only C has better construction than E.
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20 Feb 2004, 21:57
It has to be 'is'
The subject of the sentence is Cleveland which is ofcourse singular. Even though communities is plural we are not talking about communities. We are talking about ONE of many communities. Since the subject is singular, we have to use 'is'. I would choose 'B' too. Whats the answer shubhangi?
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20 Feb 2004, 22:37
I agree with anandnk.

Here communities is being modified, that is why plural verb.
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21 Feb 2004, 04:36

My reasoning- same as kpadma..."that" .modifies communities.

2 examples which make it easier to appreciate

One of the boys IS sick.

One of the projects that ARE beneficial to society.
21 Feb 2004, 04:36
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