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New post 12 Jul 2009, 21:04
Seek should be parallel to increase. So A & B are out.

D is wrong, as explained in the original post.

Between C & E, C maintains the parallelism. So C for me.

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I think C is the correct ans.What is the OA?

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New post 13 Jul 2009, 14:04
I would go with D.

A, B, and E are out as they violate parallelism.

C distorts the meaning of original sentence. In C, it sounds like Britain's second, third, fourth etc.....national museums exist, and Victoria and Albert Museum was among the Britain's first national museums.

D is parallel and doesn't appear to distort the meaning.

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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 (verb not parallel – seeking support vs. to increase)
(B) one of Britain’s first national museums seeking support of (verb not parallel – seeking vs. increase)
(C) among Britain’s first national museums to seek support of (first is used as adjective, need to be used as noun?)
(D) among the first of Britain’s national museums to seek support from – best answer
(E) among Britain’s first national museums that have sought the support of – (verb inconsistent)

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New post 13 Jul 2009, 21:04
A. [color=#FF000]one of the first of Britain’s [/color] This is not correct
B. seeking support vs to seek This is not parallel
C. Not sure about - seek of
D. Correct[color=#FF0000][/color] to seek parallel with to increase
E. have This is not the correct verb tense

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Sounds really weird to me too :(

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a & b eliminated bcos of ONE of.. When there many options among is preferred.
IMO D.

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D is the correct answer. It maintains parallelism .

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New post 29 Jan 2010, 10:01
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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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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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kingfisher wrote:
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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kingfisher wrote:
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 :)

I'm reminding myself that PARALLELISM is the core :)

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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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