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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
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C, D and E are out as they use infinitive "to support" in place of "supporting".
Between A and B, B changes meaning. Hence, A should be the answer.

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scthakur, can you please provide insights on why the use of gerund here is preferebale to the infinitive.
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C, D and E are out as they use infinitive "to support" in place of "supporting".
Between A and B, B changes meaning. Hence, A should be the answer.

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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

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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

IMO D
to seek support....to increase....parallelism

C is not correct
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Nitya do you mean c is correct ?

I would go for C .

(A) one of the first of Britain’s national museums seeking support from - among the first of - awkward contruction
(B) one of Britain’s first national museums seeking support of - seeking
(C) among Britain’s first national museums to seek support of - sounds correct
(D) among the first of Britain’s national museums to seek support from - among the first of - awkward contruction
(E) among Britain’s first national museums that have sought the support of - have sought - wrong tense.

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scthakur, can you please provide insights on why the use of gerund here is preferebale to the infinitive.
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C, D and E are out as they use infinitive "to support" in place of "supporting".
Between A and B, B changes meaning. Hence, A should be the answer.


In this Q its not about gerund vs infinitive. Its all about meaning.

first national museums?? There is nothing like first NM's and second NM's and so on.. So B C E are out. There is only one first NM.

among the first is wrong because there is only one first museum. among the first few is a different one though.

I pick A

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well if you see on the net both "seek support from" and "seek support of" are rightly used ....

i think C is more "crisp" compared with D


to me this is a clear case of parallelism "to x... to y"

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Thanks friends...
OA is D...

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Where is this Q from?

among the first of ?? Sounds really weird to me

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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

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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


Yes, that is exactly what the sentence intends to say, it was not the first, but "among/one of the" first
support of is wrong, so B,C,E out.
"to seek" will go with "and to increase". So D is the ans

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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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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.


Which is the correct idiom?? "Seek of" or "Seek from"???
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I think C is the correct ans.What is the OA?

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both 'seek of' and 'seek from' are not idioms

seek from 'someone' ----- seek from Jane

seek for 'something' ----- seek for money

seek to 'to something' ----- seek to buy the company


the problem here is with the use of 'support from' and 'support of'

support from 'someone' ----- support from Obama

Support of 'something' ----- support of affidavit


So, coming to the answer choices

D makes perfect use of parallelism by using 'to seek' and as it presents 'people (someone)', it's best to use 'support from'

So, D is the right answer.

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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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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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