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In an effort improve the quality of patient care, Dr. Lydia

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I don???t understand how option B can be the correct answer here. ???one of several clinical research projects??? means that you are talking about one i.e. singular. It should relate to seeks.

e.g: One of the letters is mine ... It will never be One of the letters are mine!!!
Even if i consider the bizarre ???One of the 'Noun' (will always be plural) + that/who + Plural Verb.??? Rule. If i apply on a example,
One of the ladies who is coming via this train... (One of the ladies who ???are??? coming ... is just odd)
One of the cars that exploded in the accident was mine. (One of the cars that exploded in the accident were mine.... odd)

Isolating and comparing the sentences ...i believe clears the picture.

In an effort improve the quality of patient care, Dr. Lydia Temoscho is directing one of several clinical research projects that seeks to determine the extent...
In an effort improve the quality of patient care, Dr. Lydia Temoscho is directing one of several clinical research projects that seek to determine the extent...(odd).

Kindly clear my doubt. Thanks in advance...


The pronoun "that" refers to "projects" (modifier touch rule), not "one of the projects".

There are many projects that seek xxx. Dr. Temoscho directs one of them.
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In an effort improve the quality of patient care, Dr. Lydia Temoscho is directing one of several clinical research projects that seek to determine the extent that psychological counseling helps to supplement the medical treatment of serious disease.

(A) seek to determine the extent that psychological counseling helps to supplement
(B) seek to determine how helpful psychological counseling is in supplementing
(C) seeks to determine how helpful psychological counseling is to supplement
(D) seeks to determine to what extent psychological counseling is a help in supplementing
(E) seeks to determine the extent that psychological counseling is helpful in supplementing

'one of several clinical research projects ' in this clinical research projects is the subject and seek is correct verb used.
B is the correct intended meaning ,also is more concise.

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(A) seek to determine the extent that psychological counseling helps to supplement, keep it side :!:

(B) seek to determine how helpful psychological counseling is in supplementing, keep it side :!:

(C) seeks to determine how helpful psychological counseling is to supplement, seeks is wrong subj is projects which is plural. Incorrect :idea:

(D) seeks to determine to what extent psychological counseling is a help in supplementing, Incorrect

(E) seeks to determine the extent that psychological counseling is helpful in supplementing, Incorrect

Now From A and B, A's meaning is unclear whereas B :wink:

In an effort improve the quality of patient care, Dr. Lydia Temoscho is directing one of several clinical research projects that seek to determine how helpful psychological counseling is in supplementing the medical treatment of serious disease.
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has a correct meaning. Hope it helps you.

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(A) seek to determine the extent that psychological counseling helps to supplement, keep it side :!:

(B) seek to determine how helpful psychological counseling is in supplementing, keep it side :!:

(C) seeks to determine how helpful psychological counseling is to supplement, seeks is wrong subj is projects which is plural. Incorrect :idea:

(D) seeks to determine to what extent psychological counseling is a help in supplementing, Incorrect

(E) seeks to determine the extent that psychological counseling is helpful in supplementing, Incorrect

Now From A and B, A's meaning is unclear whereas B :wink:

In an effort improve the quality of patient care, Dr. Lydia Temoscho is directing one of several clinical research projects that seek to determine how helpful psychological counseling is in supplementing the medical treatment of serious disease.
:-D
has a correct meaning. Hope it helps you.


Hi All,
I would like to add to this ...
Option A is WRONG and the reason for this is change in intended meaning .
heres how : projects that seek to determine extent (THAT) phycological counsilling is helpful in supplimenting ----Here Use of "THAT' portrays as if there are MANY types of EXTENT to which projects may be helpful Where as extent is to a degree ..... So the EXTENT TO WHICH phycological councelling is helpful would have been RIGHT if used in option A
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Can someone explain why "in supplementing" is correct instead of "to supplement"?




Hello brightandamen,


I would be glad to help you with your query in case you still have this doubt. :-)

The phrase help/s in doing is an idiomatic expression that is used in a structure such as: A helps in doing B.

Same is the structure of this official sentence.

However, IMHO, Choice A is NOT incorrect because of the use of to supplement. Even this phrase works in the context of the sentence. Choice A is incorrect for the incorrect usage of extent that.


Hope this helps. :-)
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In an effort improve the quality of patient care, Dr. Lydia Temoscho is directing one of several clinical research projects that seek to determine the extent that psychological counseling helps to supplement the medical treatment of serious disease.

The question seeks to make a choice between seek and seeks and to supplement and in supplementing

Meaning
To improve X, Dr is directing something to determine how counseling supplements the medical treatment

As options per se, the verb seek comes after the restrictive clause that which modifies projects(Plural), So options C, D, E are eliminated

Option A is wrong as the meaning of the sentence is altered

Option A says,
To improve X, Dr is directing something to determine how counseling might supplement the medical treatment

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(A) seek to determine the extent that psychological counseling helps to supplement
(B) seek to determine how helpful psychological counseling is in supplementing Correct
(C) seeks to determine how helpful psychological counseling is to supplement
(D) seeks to determine to what extent psychological counseling is a help in supplementing
(E) seeks to determine the extent that psychological counseling is helpful in supplementing
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In an effort improve the quality of patient care, Dr. Lydia Temoscho is directing one of several clinical research projects that seek to determine the extent that psychological counseling helps to supplement the medical treatment of serious disease.
(A) seek to determine the extent that psychological counseling helps to supplement
(B) seek to determine how helpful psychological counseling is in supplementing
(C) seeks to determine how helpful psychological counseling is to supplement
(D) seeks to determine to what extent psychological counseling is a help in supplementing
(E) seeks to determine the extent that psychological counseling is helpful in supplementing

I marked the correct OA. I just want to confirm my reasoning. Please comment.


The subject w/r/t the verb seek is actually "several clinical research projects"
Several clinical research projects that seek- read it this way- eliminate C,D,E
Secondly, "A" is idiomatically in correct- the correct idiom is "the extent to which"

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Hello Experts,

I am unable to exact meaning difference between A and B

Request your help to understand the meaning :-)
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Hello Experts,

I am unable to exact meaning difference between A and B

Request your help to understand the meaning :-)



Hello pikolo2510,

I would be glad to help you with this one. :-)

Both Choice A and B convey the same meaning. They both suggest that Dr. Temoscho is directing one of many clinical research projects. These projects attempt to figure out to what extent psychological counseling helps in supplementing the medical treatment of serious disease.

From meaning stand point, Choice A and B convey the same meaning. However, Choice B uses the correct expression to convey the meaning clearly.

Hope this helps. :-)
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GMATNinja , I am unable to ascertain the difference between choice A and choice B. Meaning wise both the options appear to be correct.
Is the use of "extent that" the only thing makes choice A incorrect?
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between a and b can you please tell a specific reason to eliminate a . According to me their is nothing wrong with extent that, and as far gmat sc goes, I don't think that gmat is testing this particular issue in the sentence. Also there is nothing wrong with to supplement and in supplementing , one is an infinitive and other is an idiom or phrasal verb . Can you help me with this
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ONE OF THE + NOUN+ Relative pronoun takes plural verb ..Apart from this not able to crack...the gist of the question..
Only contenders a vs b....
Can anybody dymistify A and B..If not A then why B. and on wht ground can A be eliminated???
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GMATNinja , I am unable to ascertain the difference between choice A and choice B. Meaning wise both the options appear to be correct.
Is the use of "extent that" the only thing makes choice A incorrect?

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between a and b can you please tell a specific reason to eliminate a . According to me their is nothing wrong with extent that, and as far gmat sc goes, I don't think that gmat is testing this particular issue in the sentence. Also there is nothing wrong with to supplement and in supplementing , one is an infinitive and other is an idiom or phrasal verb . Can you help me with this

Sadly, I don't think that there's any meaning difference in this one. Once you're down to (A) and (B), the only real decision point is the idioms. And I hate it when this happens, because it's a real pain in the arse to learn all of the 25,000 idioms in the English language. But unfortunately, questions like this one exist on the GMAT.

The biggest problem with (A) is that it's simply incorrect to say "the extent that." "The extent to which..." would be fine, though. I'm not convinced that "helps to supplement" is 100% incorrect on the GMAT, but the GMAT does seem to like "help in verb-ing" or "aid in verb-ing", for whatever it's worth. Here's a classic example: https://gmatclub.com/forum/among-the-ob ... 82658.html

Sorry, I wish that there was a better answer here!
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In an effort improve the quality of patient care, Dr. Lydia Temoscho is directing one of several clinical research projects that seek to determine the extent that psychological counseling helps to supplement the medical treatment of serious disease.

(A) seek to determine the extent that psychological counseling helps to supplement - awkward meaning. Why would she implement something to 'make sure' / or assume psych counseling would help treatment?
(B) seek to determine how helpful psychological counseling is in supplementing - Correct. Conveys both meaning and parallelism

Rest of the options don't even come close
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