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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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13 Feb 2009, 07:25
C.

that modifies communities....their modifies the same

as a way - wordy
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13 Feb 2009, 09:10
Another C

maintains parallelism and uses 'their'

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15 Feb 2009, 04:16
With 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 [ Noun Phrase] that are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and [to : hidden ] attract new businesses.

That is actually connecting "communities".
In totality "communities on the Great Lakes".
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15 Feb 2009, 19:35
ConkergMat 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.

(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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down between B and C

what is the subject here? Cleveland or communities on the Great Lakes.
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15 Feb 2009, 20:20
IMO C.....thing which I learnt....."one of" can be used as singular as well as plural....one of plural subject + plural verb and one of singular subject + singular verb...

in this question that is modifying Great Lakes therefore C
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16 Feb 2009, 01:19
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

A, D, and E are wordy because of "as a way".
"Communities" is subject so verb should be plural "are" and "its" is reffering to "shore land" singular so i'll go with C.
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20 Feb 2009, 21:56
IMO C
correct pronoun, nearest subject

ConkergMat 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.

(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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21 Feb 2009, 00:53
Ans has 2be C. Subject-verb agreement
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04 Nov 2009, 16:04
ritula wrote:
Ans has 2be C. Subject-verb agreement

"A" has subject verb agreement. Singular form is correct here
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04 Nov 2009, 16:48
thanku for the explanations went wrong with this Question
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(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract

Is this incorrect because it is a run-on sentence. Or whether it has an issue with using "as a way"

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20 Jun 2013, 23:47
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(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract

Is this incorrect because it is a run-on sentence. Or whether it has an issue with using "as a way"

Hi btg9788

E has two problems:

(1) Idiom "as a way".
The correct usage are "as a way to do some thing" or "as a way of doing something"
However, E uses "as a way they can ....." that is not idiomatic.

(2) "Look at" vs "Look to"

"Looking at" is a physical action. For example, I'm looking at you.
So, "look at their waterfront as a way" is not correct. You cannot physically look at something as a way to do something.

"Look to" means "expect to get help" or "hope". So, it conveys correct meaning.
For example: He looks to me to help improve his company sales figures. ==> He hopes I can help him improve his company sales.

C is correct. The structure is "looking to X to do Y.....and do Z..."

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