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I go for D correct idiom and parallel.
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seek support from..........clearly D

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I really like those 1000 SC questions, I believe it is really good to practice. But why the hell is there sometimes no OA?! It makes it even more confusing...

I believe each person who posts a problem should provide the OA within it, should be one the the forum rule :-)

I go for C, as for me the correct idiom is "support of" I might be wrong... It would be interesting to know the difference between support "from" and "of" .

Corporation are something and private donors are someone so it is very confusing.

In addition C also keep the parallelism on my opinion.

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The answer cannot be option C because (C) among Britain’s first national museums to seek support of..distorts the intended meaning. According to the question, the museum was the first museum in Britain to seek support and...options C tells us that it was among Britain's first national museums. Being Britain's first national museum has nothing to do with the first national museum to seek support from...
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+1 D

An infinitive is parallel only with other infinitive.
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IMO also D
Becuase of parallel construction "to seek ..... to increase" and ears feel that right way of saying is to seek help from.

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Although D looks little wordy. It is the correct choice. The only close competition with D is C that is out because of "support of".
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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


Answer: D
Parallelism - 'to seek support...and to increase income'. D is the only answer choice to satisfy this.
C - should be 'amongst Britain's first national museums' and not 'among Britain's first national museums'
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I would also go for parallelism, and therefore eliminate A,B and E. Between the two remaining answers, I would chose D because, in my ears, "Support from" sounds better than "Support of".

My final answer is: D

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I narrowed it down to A and D as "Britain’s First National Museums" doesn't make sense.
Chose A, because "among the first of" sounded kind of weird in D.
However there are a lot of things which are being tested here like "support of/support from" , parallelism etc.

Really tough problem and there is no proper explanation too in the posts.
Can some SC champ explain why D is correct?
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Answer is D.

...to seek...to increase makes is parallel

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I think that all of the critical issues have been mentioned, but as catfreak suggests, we don't yet have a neat account of how an expert test-taker might approach this question. So let me try. Just so that you don't have to go back to page one, here's the text again:

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


The Manhattan GMAT approach relies heavily on spotting differences among the answer choices, we ask our students to "scan vertically, and look for splits." But some signals reliably indicate particular grammatical problems, even before those problems show up in the splits. Chief among these signals are parallel markers such as and, but, and or.

When we see parallel markers in an SC question, even outside of the underlined section, we should ask what elements are meant to be joined by them, that is, what elements are logically comparable. Then we should eliminate answers in which those logically comparable elements are not structurally similar.

In this sentence, the first and joins corporations and private donors. That's fine, and since neither of those elements is underlined, there's no issue here. The second and joins the infinitive to increase income... to some earlier element. The only logically comparable earlier element is seeking support..., so that element must also be an infinitive, to seek support.... Eliminate A, B, and E.

That leaves just C and D. Before we go into their differences I want to acknowledge that even a very good test-taker might well rely primarily on her ear to make this choice, because the rules we'll need to invoke are subtle, but C may just sound much worse to some good test-takers.

There are two difference between C and D: (1) among Britain’s first national museums vs among the first of Britain’s national museums, (2) to seek support of vs to seek support from. Both of these splits favor D over C.

(1) Among Britain’s first national museums vs among the first of Britain’s national museums: The GMAT often prefers a phrase such as stone wall (noun-adjective + noun) to a phrase such as wall of stone (noun + prepositional phrase), but the present sentence falls under a rule MGMAT calls "Keep the Prepositional Phrase if You Need To." Catchy name, huh? If you have our SC Strategy Guide, check out page 211 for more info. This sentence isn't really a paradigm example of any standard reason to keep the preposition. My main reason to prefer D here is that we know immediately what it means. Since of Britain's national museums is merely a modifier here, we know right away that the Victoria and Albert Museum was among the first to do something, even before we read what that something was. In C, by contrast, it appears as though The Victoria and Albert Museum is simply among Britain’s first national museums , at least until we reach the infinitive.

(2) (2) to seek support of vs to seek support from : mundasingh123 writes that somewhere in the WWW he found the claim that support of is followed by the thing being supported, while support from is followed by the source of support. He's right. Or the web is right, I guess. There's a little more to it than that, but I don't know that you need that little bit more for the GMAT. Anyway, here goes. Sentences of these forms are all OK:
(A) support from+supporters
The proposed contract won support from both the union leadership and the board of directors.
(B)the support of+supporters
The proposed contract won the support of both the union leadership and the board of directors. This structure require the article the.
(C)in support of+supported
The union president spoke in support of the proposed contract.

I try not to worry about idioms that haven't been tested before. Is this an actual GMAT question? It certainly feels like one, but I didn't see any note about its provenance.
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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


Note the "to increase" part after and
Victoria and Albert Museum was first to X .... and to increase......

D for me


good catch on the parallelism... i missed that there. :D
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The answer should be D, seeking support from

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I think that all of the critical issues have been mentioned, but as catfreak suggests, we don't yet have a neat account of how an expert test-taker might approach this question. So let me try. Just so that you don't have to go back to page one, here's the text again:

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


The Manhattan GMAT approach relies heavily on spotting differences among the answer choices, we ask our students to "scan vertically, and look for splits." But some signals reliably indicate particular grammatical problems, even before those problems show up in the splits. Chief among these signals are parallel markers such as and, but, and or.

When we see parallel markers in an SC question, even outside of the underlined section, we should ask what elements are meant to be joined by them, that is, what elements are logically comparable. Then we should eliminate answers in which those logically comparable elements are not structurally similar.

In this sentence, the first and joins corporations and private donors. That's fine, and since neither of those elements is underlined, there's no issue here. The second and joins the infinitive to increase income... to some earlier element. The only logically comparable earlier element is seeking support..., so that element must also be an infinitive, to seek support.... Eliminate A, B, and E.

That leaves just C and D. Before we go into their differences I want to acknowledge that even a very good test-taker might well rely primarily on her ear to make this choice, because the rules we'll need to invoke are subtle, but C may just sound much worse to some good test-takers.

There are two difference between C and D: (1) among Britain’s first national museums vs among the first of Britain’s national museums, (2) to seek support of vs to seek support from. Both of these splits favor D over C.

(1) Among Britain’s first national museums vs among the first of Britain’s national museums: The GMAT often prefers a phrase such as stone wall (noun-adjective + noun) to a phrase such as wall of stone (noun + prepositional phrase), but the present sentence falls under a rule MGMAT calls "Keep the Prepositional Phrase if You Need To." Catchy name, huh? If you have our SC Strategy Guide, check out page 211 for more info. This sentence isn't really a paradigm example of any standard reason to keep the preposition. My main reason to prefer D here is that we know immediately what it means. Since of Britain's national museums is merely a modifier here, we know right away that the Victoria and Albert Museum was among the first to do something, even before we read what that something was. In C, by contrast, it appears as though The Victoria and Albert Museum is simply among Britain’s first national museums , at least until we reach the infinitive.

(2) (2) to seek support of vs to seek support from : mundasingh123 writes that somewhere in the WWW he found the claim that support of is followed by the thing being supported, while support from is followed by the source of support. He's right. Or the web is right, I guess. There's a little more to it than that, but I don't know that you need that little bit more for the GMAT. Anyway, here goes. Sentences of these forms are all OK:
(A) support from+supporters
The proposed contract won support from both the union leadership and the board of directors.
(B)the support of+supporters
The proposed contract won the support of both the union leadership and the board of directors. This structure require the article the.
(C)in support of+supported
The union president spoke in support of the proposed contract.

I try not to worry about idioms that haven't been tested before. Is this an actual GMAT question? It certainly feels like one, but I didn't see any note about its provenance.


very useful info! thank you very much... especially the idiomatic usage of 'support'.
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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


For me B,C and E was wrong from the begining as the last part of it support of is incorrect. So now I am left with A nd D. A is incorrect as the sentence construction is wordy and also the sentence should begin with the word among.

So D is the correct answer.

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among the first vs one of the first?

Why does it have to be among? I didnt see that as a split and dont know if it has to be. I thought the other factors are what determined the right answer here. Any one have the grammar rule?

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lgon wrote:
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



Split 3- 2
to seek support from - correct : Option A, option D --> D makes sense ("to seek ||al to to increase)
to seek support of - incorrect

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I think that all of the critical issues have been mentioned, but as catfreak suggests, we don't yet have a neat account of how an expert test-taker might approach this question. So let me try. Just so that you don't have to go back to page one, here's the text again:

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


The Manhattan GMAT approach relies heavily on spotting differences among the answer choices, we ask our students to "scan vertically, and look for splits." But some signals reliably indicate particular grammatical problems, even before those problems show up in the splits. Chief among these signals are parallel markers such as and, but, and or.

When we see parallel markers in an SC question, even outside of the underlined section, we should ask what elements are meant to be joined by them, that is, what elements are logically comparable. Then we should eliminate answers in which those logically comparable elements are not structurally similar.

In this sentence, the first and joins corporations and private donors. That's fine, and since neither of those elements is underlined, there's no issue here. The second and joins the infinitive to increase income... to some earlier element. The only logically comparable earlier element is seeking support..., so that element must also be an infinitive, to seek support.... Eliminate A, B, and E.

That leaves just C and D. Before we go into their differences I want to acknowledge that even a very good test-taker might well rely primarily on her ear to make this choice, because the rules we'll need to invoke are subtle, but C may just sound much worse to some good test-takers.

There are two difference between C and D: (1) among Britain’s first national museums vs among the first of Britain’s national museums, (2) to seek support of vs to seek support from. Both of these splits favor D over C.

(1) Among Britain’s first national museums vs among the first of Britain’s national museums: The GMAT often prefers a phrase such as stone wall (noun-adjective + noun) to a phrase such as wall of stone (noun + prepositional phrase), but the present sentence falls under a rule MGMAT calls "Keep the Prepositional Phrase if You Need To." Catchy name, huh? If you have our SC Strategy Guide, check out page 211 for more info. This sentence isn't really a paradigm example of any standard reason to keep the preposition. My main reason to prefer D here is that we know immediately what it means. Since of Britain's national museums is merely a modifier here, we know right away that the Victoria and Albert Museum was among the first to do something, even before we read what that something was. In C, by contrast, it appears as though The Victoria and Albert Museum is simply among Britain’s first national museums , at least until we reach the infinitive.

(2) (2) to seek support of vs to seek support from : mundasingh123 writes that somewhere in the WWW he found the claim that support of is followed by the thing being supported, while support from is followed by the source of support. He's right. Or the web is right, I guess. There's a little more to it than that, but I don't know that you need that little bit more for the GMAT. Anyway, here goes. Sentences of these forms are all OK:
(A) support from+supporters
The proposed contract won support from both the union leadership and the board of directors.
(B)the support of+supporters
The proposed contract won the support of both the union leadership and the board of directors. This structure require the article the.
(C)in support of+supported
The union president spoke in support of the proposed contract.

I try not to worry about idioms that haven't been tested before. Is this an actual GMAT question? It certainly feels like one, but I didn't see any note about its provenance.


Fantastic explanation for the questions. Didnt know that you need an article "the" with "support of". Thanks Micheal.

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