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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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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



D for me.

First split - lobbying effort is singular --> "has." A B out.

Second split - awareness about vs of --> aware of sounds correct. C out.

Third split - D and E left, E sounds too wordy. D final answer.

Whats the source on this? Edit: whoops never mind saw the tag.

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Since the last election, the lobbying effort initiated by environmental organizations, homeowners, and small business
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• 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

any suggestion on the correct idiom: is it awareness of or awareness about??

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My answer is "C" based on POE method. :) Are you sure OA is D?

"Aware of" - is correct idiom.- I'm sure.
"Awareness of" - is incorrect idiom.- I'm sure.
"Awareness about" - is correct or incorrect idiom - I'm not sure.

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IMO awareness of is the correct idiom


so +1 D
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IMO awareness of is the correct idiom


so +1 D


Nope - "Awareness of" - is incorrect idiom. Source MGMAT SC - Pg - 146.
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Ajay369 I agree with you. the answer should be C.

"Awareness of" is an incorrect idiom

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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
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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.




Nope - "Awareness of" - is incorrect idiom. Source MGMAT SC - Pg - 146.

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@soul123 - Can you pls mention the source of the question. Is it a reliable source?
I'm asking because "Awareness of" is an incorrect idiom according to MGMAT.

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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

any suggestion on the correct idiom: is it awareness of or awareness about??

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I am sure "awareness of" is correct idiom but not sure - "awareness about" is incorrect. I think both are correct idioms. The only concern is where and how to use them:

"Has/have + awareness of" is correct.

Therefore D over C is preferred.

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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?
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Hey guys,

Even am not sure of awareness of.

aware of is correct. So it must be i guessed.

But i did some googling ad found this explanation from mgmat forums.

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/awa ... t6770.html
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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


Splits
1. has/have - since "effort" is singular, "has" should be used.
2. awareness about/awareness of - "awareness of" is correct idiom
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gaurav2k101 wrote:
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



effort has insreased ....aware of ...

oa is D
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singular sub+ aware of ....makes it D.

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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?

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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?


Hi,

E is wordy & awkward. D present the correct Idiom 'Awareness of'. On the GMAT prefers concise answers to wordy ones

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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?


Hey Bsaikrishna, I see your dilemma and I would have been stuck exactly where you are till I started to pay more attention to meaning and take what the GMAT gives you. You are right in the sense of the ear because you would think you need a the there. But "The" is not necessary because mainly GMAT doesn't give you that :( . So you have to use what rules you know. So going with that, I believe you can eliminate A, B, C with rules that people have talked about -> A/B because of Have and C because of the idiom use.

So lets take a look at the last two ->

Here focus on concise because both statements are correct. E, actually is using a necessary modifier of "That" while D is just using an adjective to accomplish the same thing. So go with D!

Remember the first chapter of Manhattan SC ->

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2. Meaning
3. Concise

This is a 700 level problem that will test all three so don't worry too much about it.

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