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a & b eliminated bcos of ONE of.. When there many options among is preferred.
IMO 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 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
Out... as seeking is not parallel with increase

(B) one of Britain’s first national museums seeking support of
Out... as seeking is not parallel with increase

(C) among Britain’s first national museums to seek support of
among Britian's first national museums means one of the very first national museums made in Britan! This isnt correct as per the intention of the author

(D) among the first of Britain’s national museums to seek support from
Correct - among the first to seek support. Moreover 'to support' is parallel to 'to increase'

(E) among Britain’s first national museums that have sought the support of
have sought the support of is not the correct verb tense to be used.
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D is the correct answer. It maintains parallelism .

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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

Here the fight is between A and D..
Acc to me D is wrong because among the first of Britan's natinal museums means there were several and this one was one of them..
plz clarify


My ans is D for 2 reasons
To seek // to increase
support from> support of
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(D) among the first of Britain’s national museums to seek support from
draws parallelism

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my vote for D... one among a list !
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(A) one of the first of Britain’s national museums seeking support from

can be considered

(B) one of Britain’s first national museums seeking support of

does not convey the intended meaning

(C) among Britain’s first national museums to seek support of

first national museums is gramatically incorrect

D)among the first of Britain’s national museums to seek support from

best among all

(E) among Britain’s first national museums that have sought the support of

have sought is unnecessarily wordy

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"to seek" is parallel to "to increase"

"support from" corporations....... is correct.

Hence D.

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Parallelism should be maintained between two verbs in the second clause ,
therefore to seek support will be more appropriate.This limits us to
options C and D.

Secondly , amongst these two options , I felt that "support from" will be
more idiomatic . "support of" is mainly used when we use the concerned
entity for some kind of support as in "support of crutches". Because we
are not seeking some kind of direct support , "support from" should be used.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

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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

A-use ing with was.ongoing action with past.
B-same
C-correct idion is from x to y
D-correct
E-have with was
Please correct me if I am wrong some where.I am not confident of my logic for negating A and B
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The core issues here are a) maintaining parallelism, (to seek support and to increase or seeking support and to increase), b) use of idioms (support of or support from) and use of correct diction (first of Britain’s National Museums or Britain’s First National Museums)

Correct version should include the parallel costruction to seek support and to increase, correct idiom support from and correct diction first of Britain’s National Museums. It may also be appreciated that the first in D does not denote the topper here but a batch of toppers and hence the use of among, as I see.

Going by the above, I think D is most befitting.
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guys, i googled and found that "support of" is followed by the entity receiving support and not giving
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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

I think the answer should be E.
(A) is incorrect because of parallel structure. Mixing Gerund with infinitive is not acceptable. Moreover, the use of gerund keeps the sentence in the present tense whereas in this case the author intended to mean the past.
(B) same as A. Incorrect.
(C) Meaning error. Changes the meaning of the original sentence although it is grammatically correct.
(D) Close. But I have a doubt of it being the correct answer because it is considered incorrect to use OF X's. IT should either be of Britain or Britain's.
(E) Best Answer. Because all other answers, including D, are incorrect.

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D-correct
E-have with was
Please correct me if I am wrong some where.I am not confident of my logic for negating A and B

I think the use of "have" is permitted in this case. We can use "have" if the action or its effect that occured in the past continues to be felt in the present. Correct me if I am wrong.

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D-correct
E-have with was
Please correct me if I am wrong some where.I am not confident of my logic for negating A and B

I think the use of "have" is permitted in this case. We can use "have" if the action or its effect that occured in the past continues to be felt in the present. Correct me if I am wrong.

Have can also be used when the action has taken place at some unknown time in the past
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I picked D, 'cause support from doe not seem to be idiomatic ( I looked that up in the dictionary, found some examples of support OF though!!!! no support from) I trusted my ear :)

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d for me.i picked c at first but later realised that c changes the meaning of the sentence

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1. ......to seek support (sounds better with) .....to increase.
2. We seek support from someone and not support of so B,C and D are eliminated

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The core issues here are a) maintaining parallelism, (to seek support and to increase or seeking support and to increase), b) use of idioms (support of or support from) and use of correct diction (first of Britain’s National Museums or Britain’s First National Museums)

Correct version should include the parallel costruction to seek support and to increase, correct idiom support from and correct diction first of Britain’s National Museums. It may also be appreciated that the first in D does not denote the topper here but a batch of toppers and hence the use of among, as I see.

Going by the above, I think D is most befitting.

Daagh, u said correct diction first of Britain’s National Museums Whats wrong with Britain’s First National Museums
Also can you confirm whether support of must have the entity receiving the support as the object
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yea. D is what i chose. 'among the first of british' and 'support from' makes it the correct choice

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