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New post 09 Feb 2012, 12:47
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Here, shouldn't the option D say "has increased awareness of the pending environmental legislation"

I chose E for this reason. Somebody please clarify this please?


you are correct, though E has too many unnecessary words.
I'd just go with what the other poster mentioned - take whatever GMAT gives you and don't try to create a perfect sentence!

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as correctly mentioned

a) 2-3 split, have vs has, the subject is lobbying effort, singular, hence verb would be has- rather than have i.e he has, they have.
b) aware of is the correct term rather than aware about
c) d and e are close, but the meaning is still the same, GMAT prefers less wordy, consice hence our lucky winner is D

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Since the last election, the lobbying effort initiated by environmental organizations, homeowners, and small business owners have increased awareness of pending environmental legislation.

A. have increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
B. have increased awareness about pending legislation dealing with the environment
C. has increased awareness about pending environmental legislation
D. has increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
E. has increased awareness of environmental legislation that is still pending

[Reveal] Spoiler: OE
The original sentence contains an incorrect subject-verb relationship. While it may
seem the subject of this sentence is “environmental organizations, homeowners, and
small business owners,” the actual subject is the singular “lobbying effort.” Therefore,
the plural verb “have” is incorrect.
(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.
(B) The subject-verb relationship is incorrect. While it may seem the subject of this
sentence is “environmental organizations, homeowners, and small business owners,”
the actual subject is the singular “lobbying effort.” Therefore, the plural verb “have” is
incorrect. Additionally, this choice contains the incorrect idiom “awareness about”
instead of “awareness of.” The end of this sentence is unnecessarily wordy: “pending
legislation dealing with the environment.” A more concise wording is preferable.
Awareness of is the right idiom not awareness about.
(C) While the subject-verb relationship issue is corrected by using the verb “has” to
agree in number with the singular subject “lobbying effort,” the incorrect idiom
“awareness about” is used instead of “awareness of.”
(D) CORRECT. The verb “has” agrees in number with the singular subject “lobbying
effort” and the correct form of the idiom, “awareness of,” is used. The end of the
sentence, “pending environmental legislation,” is clear and concise.
(E) The end of this choice, “environmental legislation that is still pending,” is
unnecessarily wordy.

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Subject is the lobbying effort

Correct idiom is Awareness Of

D correct.
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Since the last election, the lobbying effort initiated by environmental organizations, homeowners, and small business owners have increased awareness of pending environmental legislation.

A. have increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
B. have increased awareness about pending legislation dealing with the environment
C. has increased awareness about pending environmental legislation
D. has increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
E. has increased awareness of environmental legislation that is still pending

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A & B have plural verb 'have', awareness 'about?'

B legislation 'dealing with'? wrong

C Wrong idiom 'Awareness about'

D Awareness of 'pending' legislation ? . It should be awareness of legislation that is still pending.

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I like the question!

Well, it should be clear why (A), (B), and (C) are incorrect. The former two due to S-V agreement (we need "has" here) and (C) because of "awareness about".

Now I went for (E) as I thought that (D) "pending environmental legislation" while more concise introduces a nuance of unclarity (whether pending refers to environmental or legislation). I know this is subtle, but I just couldn't think of a clear error in (E) and went for it.

Can somebody explain what makes (D) truly correct and (E) erroneous?

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Environmental is always an adjective, and in this case pending is an adjective as well. Both of the adjectives are modifying legislation, so there is no ambiguity. If you were to look at the reason given by the OG, it would probably say that E was unnecessarily wordy.

Put another way, if you take answer D and remove legislation, the sentence no longer makes sense:
"Since the last election, the lobbying effort initiated by environmental organizations, homeowners, and small business owners has increased awareness of pending environmental."

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Yes, the answer is "D" 8-)

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arzad wrote:
Ajay369 I agree with you. the answer should be C.

"Awareness of" is an incorrect idiom


Guys i also went for C thinking that awareness about is correct idiom but OE is D.


the original sentence contains an incorrect subject-verb relationship. While it may
seem the subject of this sentence is “environmental organizations, homeowners, and
small business owners,” the actual subject is the singular “lobbying effort.” Therefore,
the plural verb “have” is incorrect.
(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.
(B) The subject-verb relationship is incorrect. While it may seem the subject of this
sentence is “environmental organizations, homeowners, and small business owners,”
the actual subject is the singular “lobbying effort.” Therefore, the plural verb “have” is
incorrect. Additionally, this choice contains the incorrect idiom “awareness about”
instead of “awareness of.” The end of this sentence is unnecessarily wordy: “pending
legislation dealing with the environment.” A more concise wording is preferable.
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Awareness of is the right idiom not awareness about.
(C) While the subject-verb relationship issue is corrected by using the verb “has” to
agree in number with the singular subject “lobbying effort,” the incorrect idiom
“awareness about” is used instead of “awareness of.”
(D) CORRECT. The verb “has” agrees in number with the singular subject “lobbying
effort” and the correct form of the idiom, “awareness of,” is used. The end of the
sentence, “pending environmental legislation,” is clear and concise.
(E) The end of this choice, “environmental legislation that is still pending,” is
unnecessarily wordy.

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Can someone elaborate the difference between awareness of vs awareness about?

I feel awareness of is used to to depict knowledge of something.

awareness about - mostly used to depict issues with something?


I have seen many newspapers use above interchangeably.

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Can someone elaborate the difference between awareness of vs awareness about?

I feel awareness of is used to to depict knowledge of something.

awareness about - mostly used to depict issues with something?


I have seen many newspapers use above interchangeably.


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https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... tml#p36096
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Can someone elaborate the difference between awareness of vs awareness about?

I feel awareness of is used to to depict knowledge of something.

awareness about - mostly used to depict issues with something?


I have seen many newspapers use above interchangeably.


Check RonPurewal's explanation here -

https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... tml#p36096



Thanks! So is it always awareness of <something> ?

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Thanks! So is it always awareness of <something> ?


Yeah !!

It's always aware/awareness of ............
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Is there something grammatically wrong with answer choice E ? Clearly it is more wordy, but is there anything else ?

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Is there something grammatically wrong with answer choice E ? Clearly it is more wordy, but is there anything else ?


Yep, choice E is wordy and choice D is better version
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Since the last election, the lobbying effort initiated by environmental organizations,
homeowners, and small business owners have increased awareness of pending environmental
legislation.


- have increased is incorrect as it refers to the lobbying effort. It should be has increased. So that eliminates options A&B.

- i am not sure about the usage of awareness about/of. But option C sounded better so I chose that.
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Since the last election, the lobbying effort initiated by environmental organizations,
homeowners, and small business owners have increased awareness of pending environmental
legislation.
• have increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
• have increased awareness about pending legislation dealing with the environment
• has increased awareness about pending environmental legislation
• has increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
• has increased awareness of environmental legislation that is still pending



A, B are out due to the subject-verb error.
E is out since it is unnecessarily wordy
The difference between C and D boils down to 'awareness about' and 'awareness of'. The noun at the end of the sentence, 'pending environmental legislation', indicates that the author is pointing to a specific legislation and not any general notion of an environmental legislation. Therefore 'awareness of' fits better here as it means awareness of a specific entity and not about a general notion.

With that logic, I vote for D.

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Since the last election, the lobbying effort initiated by environmental organizations, homeowners, and small business owners have increased awareness of pending environmental legislation.

A. have increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
B. have increased awareness about pending legislation dealing with the environment
C. has increased awareness about pending environmental legislation
D. has increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
E. has increased awareness of environmental legislation that is still pending


'Lobbying effort' is singular, 'have' should be replaced by 'has',.

awareness of is correct idiom used in the sentence rather than awareness about. Option D is correct.

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IMO ‘awareness of’ is sharper than ‘awareness about’ and hence is more logical and preferable in the given specific context of pending legislation. Therefore C; But do GMAT topics tread on such wafer- thin nuances?


Hi daagh Sir,

I believe you meant D. I think awareness of is correct idiom.

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Since the last election, the lobbying effort initiated by environmental organizations, homeowners, and small business owners have increased awareness of pending environmental legislation.

A. have increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
B. have increased awareness about pending legislation dealing with the environment
C. has increased awareness about pending environmental legislation
D. has increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
E. has increased awareness of environmental legislation that is still pending

[Reveal] Spoiler: OE
The original sentence contains an incorrect subject-verb relationship. While it may
seem the subject of this sentence is “environmental organizations, homeowners, and
small business owners,” the actual subject is the singular “lobbying effort.” Therefore,
the plural verb “have” is incorrect.
(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.
(B) The subject-verb relationship is incorrect. While it may seem the subject of this
sentence is “environmental organizations, homeowners, and small business owners,”
the actual subject is the singular “lobbying effort.” Therefore, the plural verb “have” is
incorrect. Additionally, this choice contains the incorrect idiom “awareness about”
instead of “awareness of.” The end of this sentence is unnecessarily wordy: “pending
legislation dealing with the environment.” A more concise wording is preferable.
Awareness of is the right idiom not awareness about.
(C) While the subject-verb relationship issue is corrected by using the verb “has” to
agree in number with the singular subject “lobbying effort,” the incorrect idiom
“awareness about” is used instead of “awareness of.”
(D) CORRECT. The verb “has” agrees in number with the singular subject “lobbying
effort” and the correct form of the idiom, “awareness of,” is used. The end of the
sentence, “pending environmental legislation,” is clear and concise.
(E) The end of this choice, “environmental legislation that is still pending,” is
unnecessarily wordy.


The subject w/r/t the verb is "the lobbying effort," which is clearly singular. So we need a singular verb "has." Secondly the correct idiom is "awareness of"

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Since the last election, the lobbying effort initiated by environmental organizations, homeowners, and small business owners have increased awareness of pending environmental legislation.

(A) have increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
Effort(singular)...have(plural) : SV error : Incorrect
(B) have increased awareness about pending legislation dealing with the environment
Effort(singular)...have(plural) : SV error : Incorrect
(C) has increased awareness about pending environmental legislation
awareness about is wrong IDIOM : Incorrect
(D) has increased awareness of pending environmental legislation
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(E) has increased awareness of environmental legislation that is still pending
wordy and awkward : Incorrect

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