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

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Updated on: 22 Aug 2006, 21:41
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A group of sudents who have begun to clean up Frederick Law Olmstead's Morning Park in New York City believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to be returned to its former condition

1)believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but to
2)believe that the park needs to not be redesigned but to
3)believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but could
4)believe that the park needs not to be redesigned but to
5)believe that the park needs not to be redesigned but that it

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Originally posted by gk3.14 on 22 Aug 2006, 21:08.
Last edited by gk3.14 on 22 Aug 2006, 21:41, edited 1 time in total.
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22 Aug 2006, 21:16
Dahiya taught me the rule on this type of SC. I will never forget it!

a group of N-plural who....V-plural
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22 Aug 2006, 21:36
GMATT73 wrote:
Dahiya taught me the rule on this type of SC. I will never forget it!

a group of N-plural who....V-plural

Choice was between D and E.
MATT, why is E better than D . To me, "to be" seems more appropriate.

.....the park needs not to be redesigned but to be returned to its former condition.
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22 Aug 2006, 21:43
OA : A

The subject is group which is singular so the main verb has to be believes,
infinitive to be redesigned followed by infinitive to be
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22 Aug 2006, 21:45
buzzgaurav wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
Dahiya taught me the rule on this type of SC. I will never forget it!

a group of N-plural who....V-plural

Choice was between D and E.
MATT, why is E better than D . To me, "to be" seems more appropriate.

.....the park needs not to be redesigned but to be returned to its former condition.

Buzz, you are absolutely right. I missed that last "to be" connection. Changing my answer to (D).

The subjunctive mood is also being tested here, right?
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22 Aug 2006, 22:55
GMATT73 wrote:
Dahiya taught me the rule on this type of SC. I will never forget it!

a group of N-plural who....V-plural

Come on MATT, I never told that rule.
This is a straight A.

A group of students its not of type "one of plural". That rule is for usage of "ONE" not the group.
Group of students is always singular.

If you want a recap of that read the notes of Gayathri. she is in INSEAD.
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23 Aug 2006, 13:54
Straight A.

A group - singular.

I can recollect dahiya's statement for one of .. who as follows ...

MATT is one of members who answer verbal questions ....
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23 Aug 2006, 21:30
Thanks guys. I feel like WTF was I thinking???

Straight to the log.
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21 Jan 2008, 12:09
Why is "believes" correct here? The stem says "HAVE begun" not "HAS begun.
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21 Jan 2008, 12:12
NVM, i Just got it

A group of students who HAVE begun..
A group of students HAS begun.

The who, changes the subject here, and since group is singular, believes is correct.

So I will stop talking to myself
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13 Jan 2009, 10:21
This is a really good problem. "have" is used in a phrase that modifies the "students" and "believes" is used because "a group" as a subject is singular.

This is the subject-verb agreement usage to the second power. Lol
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13 Jan 2009, 15:49
thanks a lot for sharing this document.
ps_dahiya wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
Dahiya taught me the rule on this type of SC. I will never forget it!

a group of N-plural who....V-plural

Come on MATT, I never told that rule.
This is a straight A.

A group of students its not of type "one of plural". That rule is for usage of "ONE" not the group.
Group of students is always singular.

If you want a recap of that read the notes of Gayathri. she is in INSEAD.
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14 Jan 2009, 13:34
You forgot the rule
GMATT73 wrote:
Dahiya taught me the rule on this type of SC. I will never forget it!

a group of N-plural who....V-plural
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16 Jan 2009, 03:09
A group of students believes that....
Clear A

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