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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
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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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
unnecessarily wordy.
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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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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?


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 ->

1. Grammar
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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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.

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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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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Hi, GMATNinja, GMATNinjaTwo, MikeScarn, generis, hazelnut
someone please clarify what is wrong with C. I was unable to decide the choice between C and D .
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SonGoku If we get down to a point at which the only choice left is between prepositions (about vs. of), an idiom is probably being tested. As others have pointed out above, the correct idiom here is "awareness of." You can't be "aware about" an issue.

If you don't know the idiom in a situation like this, the only other thing you can do is look for a parallel modifier that may help you out, but here there isn't one. If the sentence said "awareness of legislation" in the underlined portion, but went on to say "and of community action" or something like that in the non-underlined portion, that would be an additional clue that "of" was the correct idiom. This is fairly common. In fact, the GMAT doesn't tend to make idiom choice the only difference between two answers. (It can happen, but we see it much more commonly in questions written by students.) For instance, in the example linked below, we have a split between "with," "from," and "of," but one of those words is used in a parallel part of the sentence, leaving us with a nice clue!

https://gmatclub.com/forum/while-larger ... l#p1880271
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SonGoku wrote:
Hi, GMATNinja, GMATNinjaTwo, MikeScarn, generis, hazelnut
someone please clarify what is wrong with C. I was unable to decide the choice between C and D .

This is purely idiomatic, and that's pretty unfortunate. As DmitryFarber said, it's rare that the GMAT makes an idiom an unavoidable, deciding factor in an SC question.

And yeah: We'd say that you are aware OF something, not aware ABOUT something. Will you see that same idiom again on test day? Maybe... but I wouldn't bet on it. :)

So don't worry too much about it, and if you're still worried about it anyway, check out this long-winded rant about idioms.

I hope this helps a bit!
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