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# A group of students who have begun to clean up Frederick Law

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A group of students who have begun to clean up Frederick Law Olmsted's Morningside Park in New York City believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to be returned to its former condition.

a) believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to
b) believes that the park needs to no be redesigned but to
c) believes that the park needs not to be redesinged but could
d) believe that the park needs to be not redesigned but to
e) believe that the park needs not to be redesigned but that it
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28 Jun 2006, 01:45
(A) is fine as it is.

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28 Jun 2006, 01:52
fireboll wrote:
A group of students who have begun to clean up Frederick Law Olmsted's Morningside Park in New York City believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to be returned to its former condition.

a) believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to
b) believes that the park needs to no be redesigned but to
c) believes that the park needs not to be redesinged but could
d) believe that the park needs to be not redesigned but to
e) believe that the park needs not to be redesigned but that it

A for me.............. Two reasons

1. A group ...... believes
2. Follows the pattern "not to be ..... but to be......"
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28 Jun 2006, 01:56
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A for me.............. Two reasons

1. A group ...... believes
2. Follows the pattern "not to be ..... but to be......"

'A group of ~' is always singular, or does it depends on the meaning?
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28 Jun 2006, 02:04
fireboll wrote:
sumitsarkar82 wrote:
A for me.............. Two reasons

1. A group ...... believes
2. Follows the pattern "not to be ..... but to be......"

'A group of ~' is always singular, or does it depends on the meaning?

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28 Jun 2006, 06:03
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I pick A,whts the OA

OA is A
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A group of students who have begun to clean up Frederick Law Olmsted's Morningside Park in New York City believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to be returned to its former condition.

a) believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to
b) believes that the park needs to no be redesigned but to
c) believes that the park needs not to be redesinged but could
d) believe that the park needs to be not redesigned but to
e) believe that the park needs not to be redesigned but that it

The sentence uses a plural verb in the first part of the sentece...who have begun...

Shouldn't it be has.
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28 Jun 2006, 22:02
Will go with A.
Maintains ||ism and placement of not is correct
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28 Jun 2006, 23:03
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fireboll wrote:
A group of students who have begun to clean up Frederick Law Olmsted's Morningside Park in New York City believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to be returned to its former condition.

a) believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to
b) believes that the park needs to no be redesigned but to
c) believes that the park needs not to be redesinged but could
d) believe that the park needs to be not redesigned but to
e) believe that the park needs not to be redesigned but that it

The sentence uses a plural verb in the first part of the sentece...who have begun...

Shouldn't it be has.

A group of students who have begun to clean up Frederick Law Olmsted's Morningside Park in New York City believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to be returned to its former condition.

It's A.

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28 Jun 2006, 23:16
A without any doubt.

Maintains SV agreement and ||ism.
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29 Jun 2006, 09:11
A group of students who have begun to clean up Frederick Law Olmsted's Morningside Park in New York City believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to be returned to its former condition.

a) believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to

"A group believes" .. subject-verb agreement , after removing "middleman" as per MGMAT.
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Re: SC: A group of students [#permalink]

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01 Dec 2013, 10:58
why plural is used in the question itself "a group of students who have begun" ?
shouldn't it be "a group of students who has begun"?

biggamejames wrote:
fireboll wrote:
A group of students who have begun to clean up Frederick Law Olmsted's Morningside Park in New York City believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to be returned to its former condition.

a) believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to
b) believes that the park needs to no be redesigned but to
c) believes that the park needs not to be redesinged but could
d) believe that the park needs to be not redesigned but to
e) believe that the park needs not to be redesigned but that it

The sentence uses a plural verb in the first part of the sentece...who have begun...

Shouldn't it be has.
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01 Dec 2013, 11:10
carlito wrote:
why plural is used in the question itself "a group of students who have begun" ?
shouldn't it be "a group of students who has begun"?

biggamejames wrote:
fireboll wrote:
A group of students who have begun to clean up Frederick Law Olmsted's Morningside Park in New York City believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to be returned to its former condition.

a) believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to
b) believes that the park needs to no be redesigned but to
c) believes that the park needs not to be redesinged but could
d) believe that the park needs to be not redesigned but to
e) believe that the park needs not to be redesigned but that it

The sentence uses a plural verb in the first part of the sentece...who have begun...

Shouldn't it be has.

Here

A group.....believes should be a perfect match (Sub-Verb agreement)
Now comes students ....Who have not has .....because its not "A group"who can never begun to clean up Frederick Law Olmsted's Morningside Park ...Its the students so have would a perfect match (Again Sub-Verb Agreement)......

May it helps clear your doubt....

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01 Dec 2013, 14:48
ok clear thanks.

Here

A group.....believes should be a perfect match (Sub-Verb agreement)
Now comes students ....Who have not has .....because its not "A group"who can never begun to clean up Frederick Law Olmsted's Morningside Park ...Its the students so have would a perfect match (Again Sub-Verb Agreement)......

May it helps clear your doubt....

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09 Jan 2014, 16:02
fireboll wrote:
A group of students who have begun to clean up Frederick Law Olmsted's Morningside Park in New York City believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to be returned to its former condition.

a) believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to
b) believes that the park needs to no be redesigned but to
c) believes that the park needs not to be redesinged but could
d) believe that the park needs to be not redesigned but to
e) believe that the park needs not to be redesigned but that it

Really? A group is singular? How come?

I remember MGMAT guides

The number is singular
A number is plural

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