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

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

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04 Mar 2007, 14:18
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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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04 Mar 2007, 14:29
Hey,
I think it is A. First of all, a group... believeS. - agreement. Secondly, needs not TO BE...., BUT TO" - parallelism
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04 Mar 2007, 14:45
I think it is C. The park does not have to be redesigned but instead it could be returned to its former condition.

In A, "but to be returned" is awkward and misses the purpose of contradicting the first part.

I have been wrong many times though.
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04 Mar 2007, 17:16

1) A group of students is plural, therefore we have to use 'believe'.
2) Use of 'that' once.
3) Not x but y is right idiom.
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04 Mar 2007, 17:33
I would go with 'C'. 'Could be' is more emphatic than 'to be'.

What is 'OA'.
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04 Mar 2007, 20:17
Picking D.

"a group of students.....believe"
that the park needs not to be redesigned but to be
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04 Mar 2007, 22:17
buzzgaurav wrote:
Picking D.

"a group of students.....believe"
that the park needs not to be redesigned but to be

Hmm I think that group of students must be singular
my choice is C
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04 Mar 2007, 22:23
buzzgaurav wrote:
Picking D.

"a group of students.....believe"
that the park needs not to be redesigned but to be

How can "A group of whatever" as a subject can have a verb "believe" ?

I think this is a no brainer : (A)
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04 Mar 2007, 22:53
I say D, SV group of students can be plural , depending on context of sentence, and I think the context works here
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04 Mar 2007, 23:08
terp26 wrote:
I say D, SV group of students can be plural , depending on context of sentence, and I think the context works here

LOL !
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05 Mar 2007, 01:41
(A)

group is singular - so it takes a singular verb "believes"
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05 Mar 2007, 06:52
Of course it is A. Should be "a group believes"

"not to .... but to...."
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05 Mar 2007, 07:32
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 A group of students believe - should be singular...that the park needs not to be redesigned but to
2)believe that the park needs to not be redesigned but to...this is the more parallel choice using the correct tense of believe.
Strike3)believes that the park needs not to be redesigned but could
Strike4)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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Re: SC: A group of students [#permalink]

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14 Aug 2008, 17:14
I dont understand. But the OA is A
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Re: SC: A group of students [#permalink]

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15 Aug 2008, 16:30
Students’ group definitely Singular whereas a group of students can be singular/plural depend upon the context.
For me D is more appealing than any other choice.
Re: SC: A group of students   [#permalink] 15 Aug 2008, 16:30
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