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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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11 Jun 2003, 05:55
The correct idiom is seek support "from"

so B, C and E are out

in A "one" of the "first" is redundant, so answer should be D
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15 Jun 2003, 23:28
Correct.

But why "one" is redundant in A (e.g. one of the most expensive - is OK)

and what does it mean "among the first of ... museums"??
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16 Jun 2003, 05:03
I think A is correct.

For me, I think one of the first is not redundancy coz it is , for example, one of the museums in early epoch.
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16 Jun 2003, 06:24
actually the right answer is D
but I also do not understand why
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16 Jun 2003, 21:22
voter for D -- the most parallel

X was the first to seek ... from and to increase bla-bla-bla by bla-bla-bla.
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16 Jun 2003, 22:21

But why B is not right? Is it really because THERE IS AN idiom "TO SEEK SUPPORT FROM"??
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19 Jun 2003, 17:28
Dmitry 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

B is incorrect on one level because it is not proper English to say "seeking support of." You would need to say either "seeking the support of" or "seeking support from." But as I think Stolyar pointed out, there is a matter of parallelism here as well. B makes it sound like the museum in question was among the first to exist in Britain, but in reality, it's just one of the first to seek support.
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20 Jun 2003, 02:17
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Dmitry 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

B is incorrect on one level because it is not proper English to say "seeking support of." You would need to say either "seeking the support of" or "seeking support from." But as I think Stolyar pointed out, there is a matter of parallelism here as well. B makes it sound like the museum in question was among the first to exist in Britain, but in reality, it's just one of the first to seek support.

But is it right to say and what does it mean: "... among the first of ... museums"??
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21 Jun 2003, 11:00
Dmitry 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

To seek and to increase - parallel
support from - (idiom , i guess )
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26 Aug 2006, 04:53
among a group....to seek support from... are both idiomatic

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