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Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the Oneida was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided with the colonists during the American Revolution.

(A) was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided

(B) was alone of the five-nation Iroquois League when they sided

(C) alone among the five-nation Iroquois League sided

(D) were the only ones out of the five nations of Iroquois League in siding

(E) only of the five-nation Iroquois League had sided

Originally posted by tarek99 on 30 Jun 2008, 04:49.
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3. Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the Oneida was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided with the colonists during the American Revolution.

"who" is a restrictive modifier here, as it is not set off by commas. This means it is incorrectly modifying "Iroquois League" than "Oneida"

A. was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided - Incorrect because of the above pre-thinking
B. was alone of the five-nation Iroquois League when they sided - As per the intended meaning of the sentence, "they" (plural pronoun) should refer to "Oneida" (singular subject), but the choice of pronoun is incorrect. It should have been "he/ she" as per the context.
C. alone among the five-nation Iroquois League sided - Hold on.
D. were the only ones out of the five nations of Iroquois League in siding - "the" before "Oneida" implies it is collective noun ("The Football League") and hence a singular verb is needed. Therefore, the choice of "were" is incorrect.
E. only of the five-nation Iroquois League had sided - This sentence is set in the past, and no sequencing "had sided" is needed. We do not know what happened after the action of "had sided" was done?
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Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the Oneida was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided with the colonists during the American Revolution.

A. was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided
B. was alone of the five-nation Iroquois League when they sided
Usage of they for singular subject
C. alone among the five-nation Iroquois League sided
Iroquois League sided does not refer correctly to the Oneida
D. were the only ones out of the five nations of Iroquois League in siding
Usage of were for singular subject
E. only of the five-nation Iroquois League had sided
Had sided here is unnecessary.
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Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the Oneida was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided with the colonists during the American Revolution.

A. was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided
B. was alone of the five-nation Iroquois League when they sided
C. alone among the five-nation Iroquois League sided
D. were the only ones out of the five nations of Iroquois League in siding
E. only of the five-nation Iroquois League had sided


Please explain your answer and what's wrong with the rest of the answer choices.
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This is a tricky one and its on my error log :)

This Sc tests the concept - " one of + group of things"
X in the only one of Y
X and Y must be comparable
In the above SC we are comparing Oneida (Nation) to a League
=>A,B,E are out

Another concept tested here are the verbs before and after the phrase " one of + group of things"

verb before the phrase must be singular
Sam is one of the students
verb after the phrase must be plural
Here is one of teh pens that were lost

=> D is out


C wins.
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Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the Oneida was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided with the colonists during the American Revolution.

A. was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided ("who" wrongly refers to Ironquois Leaque)
B. was alone of the five-nation Iroquois League when they sided (correct)
C. alone among the five-nation Iroquois League sided (missing verb, sided is note a verb)
D. were the only ones out of the five nations of Iroquois League in siding
E. only of the five-nation Iroquois League had sided (the Oneida only of ... gramatically incorrect)
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hmm...can you please explain why A is wrong?? Is it because who can refer to either Oneida or Iroquois League?

C : 'alone among the five-nation Iroquois League sided' does not sound right.
When I read it, it was more like a Noun then a verb and needed an object after it.


Oneida was one of the five-nation Iroquois League

Incorrect comparision
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Thanks man....would appreciate it if you can give me a few more examples of correct comparisons by using 'one of the group' clause[/quote]

Vanilla is one of the few flavors that I like.
Aamir Khan is one of the fine actors in Bollywood.
Ashwin is one of the hard working guys on the Gmatclub.[/quote]

From this I gather that Vanilla is a subset of flavours
Aamir Khan is a subset of actors
Ashwin is a subset of hard working guys

so why would we not say
Oneida is a subset of 5 nation league (as league is a group of nations)

Sorry for being soo persistent about this, but i am trying my fundamentals correct.
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Ashwin_Mohan wrote:
Thanks man....would appreciate it if you can give me a few more examples of correct comparisons by using 'one of the group' clause


Vanilla is one of the few flavors that I like.
Aamir Khan is one of the fine actors in Bollywood.
Ashwin is one of the hard working guys on the Gmatclub.[/quote]

From this I gather that Vanilla is a subset of flavours
Aamir Khan is a subset of actors
Ashwin is a subset of hard working guys

so why would we not say
Oneida is a subset of 5 nation league (as league is a group of nations)

Sorry for being soo persistent about this, but i am trying my fundamentals correct.[/quote]

Say we have a cricket Triangular series between INdia, Pak and Srilanka.

We can't say India is Triangular series.Right?
We say India is one among tha nations participating in the Triangular series.
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Ashwin_Mohan wrote:
Thanks man....would appreciate it if you can give me a few more examples of correct comparisons by using 'one of the group' clause


Vanilla is one of the few flavors that I like.
Aamir Khan is one of the fine actors in Bollywood.
Ashwin is one of the hard working guys on the Gmatclub.


From this I gather that Vanilla is a subset of flavours
Aamir Khan is a subset of actors
Ashwin is a subset of hard working guys

so why would we not say
Oneida is a subset of 5 nation league (as league is a group of nations)

Sorry for being soo persistent about this, but i am trying my fundamentals correct.[/quote]

Say we have a cricket Triangular series between INdia, Pak and Srilanka.

We can't say India is Triangular series.Right?
We say India is one among tha nations participating in the Triangular series.[/quote]

Hmm but in this case....India is not a subset of series....we can say a match is a subset of series. A set of matches makes a series, not a set of countries.

But in league, league is a group of nations or teams...right?
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goalsnr wrote:
Ashwin_Mohan wrote:
Thanks man....would appreciate it if you can give me a few more examples of correct comparisons by using 'one of the group' clause


Vanilla is one of the few flavors that I like.
Aamir Khan is one of the fine actors in Bollywood.
Ashwin is one of the hard working guys on the Gmatclub.


From this I gather that Vanilla is a subset of flavours
Aamir Khan is a subset of actors
Ashwin is a subset of hard working guys

so why would we not say
Oneida is a subset of 5 nation league (as league is a group of nations)

Sorry for being soo persistent about this, but i am trying my fundamentals correct.


Say we have a cricket Triangular series between INdia, Pak and Srilanka.

We can't say India is Triangular series.Right?
We say India is one among tha nations participating in the Triangular series.[/quote]

Hmm but in this case....India is not a subset of series....we can say a match is a subset of series. A set of matches makes a series, not a set of countries.

But in league, league is a group of nations or teams...right?[/quote]

Ok another try.
Do you say India is Asia or India is a continent?
No! right?
Because India is a part of the continent not the continent itself.
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Got ya...

Well its like when a collection gets transformed into something different.

eg a group of nations makes a league ( here the league is a different entity altogether) which is not the same as a group of actors makes a group of actors.

so Aamir Khan is an actor ( at an indivisible state) , and when actors are grouped together they dont become something else (like league) that Aamir Khan ( as a single actor) can get compared against.

Btw from the use of examples....esp Aamir Khan....rather personal question...may be lame...you a girl?? ...feel like saying...."IT's elementary Mr Watson ;)...."
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Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the Oneida was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided with the colonists during the American Revolution.

A. was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided
B. was alone of the five-nation Iroquois League when they sided
C. alone among the five-nation Iroquois League sided
D. were the only ones out of the five nations of Iroquois League in siding
E. only of the five-nation Iroquois League had sided


Please explain your answer and what's wrong with the rest of the answer choices.
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Guess, I finally got this one...in each of the options except C , Oneida is getting compared to the league which is wrong. Only in C, we have a distinction where the league is getting modified by sided ...... :-D
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A. was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided - 'who' changes the sentence meaning
B. was alone of the five-nation Iroquois League when they sided - wordiness 'alone of'
C. alone among the five-nation Iroquois League sided - 'alone... sided with...
D. were the only ones out of the five nations of Iroquois League in siding - wordiness
E. only of the five-nation Iroquois League had sided - misuse of past perfect tense

I go with C.
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Was confused between C and A. Couldnt find a reason to eliminate A (wordy!!!)?? Can someone explain


In A...it means that Iroquois League who sided with the colonists ....whereas it is "Oneida" that sided with colonoist...who changes the meaning...
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After some more thinking - my thoughts are,

Quote:
the oneida was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided with the colonists during the American Revolution.


The above sentence changes the meaning of the sentence to indicate that Oneida was only one of the five nations which sided with the colonists (as if there were others too). So the sentence is ambiquous.

But choosing 'C', it makes more crisp sense of the sentence which clearly says it was ONLY oneida which signed with the five nations and no one else.

Quote:
the oneida alone among the five nations of the Iroquois League sided with the colonists during the American Revolution.


Does this make sense ?
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I think gmat922's final conclusion would be valid if the article weren't present (as in A2 below):

A)...the Oneida was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided with the colonists...

A2)...the Oneida was only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided with the colonists...

Because we're dealing with A instead of A2, A is incorrect because the object of the preposition of is singular, which disagrees with the one construction. One of many is correct; option A phrases it as one of one (one of the...League, yuck!).

One could correctly reword A to read:

...the Oneida was the only one of the five Iroquois League nations who sided with the colonists...
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C it is.

(A) was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided
(B) was alone of the five-nation Iroquois League when they sided
(C) alone among the five nations of the Iroquois League sided >> answer
(D) were the only ones out of the five nations of the Iroquois League in siding
(E) only of the five-nation Iroquois League had sided
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I marked A. C would be more convincing if it were:
was alone among the five nations of the Iroquois League sided

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alone, among the five nations of the Iroquois League, sided
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Greatly influenced by the Protestant missionary Samuel Kirkland, the Oneida was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois Leauge who sided with the colonists during the American Revolution.

(A) was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided
(B) was alone of the five-nation Iroquois League when they sided
(C) alone among the five nations of the Iroquois League sided
(D) were the only ones out of the five nations of the Iroquois League in siding
(E) only of the five-nation Iroquois League had sided



Answer C

E seems outright wrong as there is no verb here....
A&B are wrong because of was.....Just as we use " The americans are..." or " The indians were...." similarly here " The onieda is plural".....
Between c and d the D is wordy and in siding is incorrect...........

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Apart from meaning issue for option A.. Its also incorrect since who can only refer to people
Meaning issue with B
Option C is correct
Option D Sv issue
Option E incorrect usage of "had"

A) was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided
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