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85. Although it was once funded entirely by the government, the Victoria and Albert Museum was one of the first of Britainâ€™s national museums seeking support from corporations and private donors and to increase income by increasing attendance.
(A) one of the first of Britainâ€™s national museums seeking support from
(B) one of Britainâ€™s first national museums seeking support of
(C) among Britainâ€™s first national museums to seek support of
(D) among the first of Britainâ€™s national museums to seek support from
(E) among Britainâ€™s first national museums that have sought the support of

Explanation is requested.

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03 Apr 2007, 11:06
To keep parallelism, we need "...to seek... and to increase...", hence only C) and D) are left.
Then, I am lost , and vote D) because I have a little memory of this one...

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03 Apr 2007, 11:11
In the answer choices we see a 2:3 split. The difference is "one of" VS. "among". For some reason I always think GMAT favors "among" over "one of" like how GMAT favors "whether" over "if".

I think because among is more concise than one of or probably more correct in general.

Anyways, deciding between C,D, and E:
C is out because it's unidiomatic (support of VS. support from)
E is out because "have sought the support" is lengthy and awkward compared to "seek". Also, the idiom : [ X is the first to DO .. ]

PS. Can someone elaborate more about the "among" rule for GMAT SC ?

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03 Apr 2007, 15:23
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85. Although it was once funded entirely by the government, the Victoria and Albert Museum was one of the first of Britainâ€™s national museums seeking support from corporations and private donors and to increase income by increasing attendance.
(A) one of the first of Britainâ€™s national museums seeking support from
(B) one of Britainâ€™s first national museums seeking support of
(C) among Britainâ€™s first national museums to seek support of
(D) among the first of Britainâ€™s national museums to seek support from
(E) among Britainâ€™s first national museums that have sought the support of

Explanation is requested.

between c and d

d stands out 'cos of the usage of "the" to adress only the first museums

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03 Apr 2007, 20:06
'Britian's first national mueseums' is wrong --> D is correct.

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04 Apr 2007, 06:56
85. Although it was once funded entirely by the government, the Victoria and Albert Museum was .....................................................corporations and private donors and to increase income by increasing attendance.

(C) among Britainâ€™s first national museums to seek support of
(D) among the first of Britainâ€™s national museums to seek support from

You need to keep parallelism '...to seek...and....to increase...', so you are left with C and D, then it's '...support from...' in D. The subject is the first of not Britain's first museums, which is plural!!! Furthermore D is short and sweet!

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05 Apr 2007, 21:01
The OA is D

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85. Although it was once funded entirely by the government, the Victoria and Albert Museum was one of the first of Britainâ€™s national museums seeking support from corporations and private donors and to increase income by increasing attendance.
(A) one of the first of Britainâ€™s national museums seeking support from
(B) one of Britainâ€™s first national museums seeking support of
(C) among Britainâ€™s first national museums to seek support of
(D) among the first of Britainâ€™s national museums to seek support from
(E) among Britainâ€™s first national museums that have sought the support of

Explanation is requested.

D

'to seek' is parallel to 'to increase'. 'Britain's first national museums' changes the meaning in C

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23 Aug 2007, 10:13
Why is seek support of wrong? I have seen it as pretty common usage. Can anyone provide any links that explain this usage better?

Thanks.

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29 Aug 2007, 22:34
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Why is seek support of wrong? I have seen it as pretty common usage. Can anyone provide any links that explain this usage better?

Thanks.

Parallelism Issue.

The first of ... to seek ... and to increase ...

Choice (D) is correct.

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22 Feb 2008, 16:29
so support from is better than support of? sounds odd..

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22 Feb 2008, 18:04
bobinabob2 wrote:
so support from is better than support of? sounds odd..

I got D but can't say if 'support of' is incorrect.
Does anyone know in what cases we use 'support of/support from?

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23 Feb 2008, 00:58
Idiom usage issue – to seek support from not to seek support of – eliminate B, C and E
Parallelism issue: to seek support and to increase – eliminate A and B,

(A) one of the first of Britain’s national museums seeking support from
(B) one of Britain’s first national museums seeking support of
(C) among Britain’s first national museums to seek support of
(D) among the first of Britain’s national museums to seek support from
(E) among Britain’s first national museums that have sought the support of

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16 Apr 2008, 15:04
to seek support of the Cancer Foundation
- means that I'm looking for people to support the Cancer foundation

to seek support from the Cancer Foundation
- means that I want the foundation to support me

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16 Apr 2008, 18:15
the first to is idiomatic, so is support of. This eliminates A,B , E seems to change meaning a little.
Between C and D I dont know why its D. but hey.....

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85. Although it was once funded entirely by the government, the Victoria and Albert Museum was one of the first of Britain's national museums seeking support from corporations and private donors and to increase income by increasing attendance.
(A) one of the first of Britain's national museums seeking support from
(B) one of Britain's first national museums seeking support of
(C) among Britain's first national museums to seek support of
(D) among the first of Britain's national museums to seek support from
(E) among Britain's first national museums that have sought the support of

Explanation is requested.

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bsd, I am rusty, but will have a go. C implies that the V & A museum was one of the (first national museums) that sought support. The author's intent is to say that the museum was one of the first to seek support, not among the several "first museums" that sought support.

Re-read D. It's both grammatically and logically correct.

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the first to is idiomatic, so is support of. This eliminates A,B , E seems to change meaning a little.
Between C and D I dont know why its D. but hey.....

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85. Although it was once funded entirely by the government, the Victoria and Albert Museum was one of the first of Britain's national museums seeking support from corporations and private donors and to increase income by increasing attendance.
(A) one of the first of Britain's national museums seeking support from
(B) one of Britain's first national museums seeking support of
(C) among Britain's first national museums to seek support of
(D) among the first of Britain's national museums to seek support from
(E) among Britain's first national museums that have sought the support of

Explanation is requested.

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16 Apr 2008, 18:23
Thanks nc - that does make sense - Goes to show that idioms are not everything and sometimes we can get too caught up in them. +1.

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Anything for you. We want you in school very soon.
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Thanks nc - that does make sense - Goes to show that idioms are not everything and sometimes we can get too caught up in them. +1.

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First I chose C. I can't really tell if C is wrong just because of "support of".
I read another expl. that said "the" was missing in "the support of".
Is this right?

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23 May 2008, 13:49
A - one of the first?
B - we need 'the' before Britian
C - same problem as B plus we need support from not support of

D.

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