Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 24 May 2017, 22:19

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Super tricky verb - please explain

Author Message
Manager
Joined: 11 Jul 2004
Posts: 119
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

31 Jul 2004, 09:41
The hammer is one of the tools that (IS or ARE) indispensible?

Harry is one of the men who (IS or ARE) refusing to eat steak tonight.

Please explain why it should be is or are. I will post OA as well
If you have any questions
New!
Director
Joined: 16 Jun 2004
Posts: 892
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 63 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

31 Jul 2004, 12:57
IS is appropriate for both the sentences..

The Hammer.....IS.....Indispensable.

Harry......IS refusing to eat.

Hammer and Harry ARE singular.
Manager
Joined: 11 Jul 2004
Posts: 119
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

31 Jul 2004, 13:34
actually IS is NOT correct. I did some research and readon another forum as well. THe phrase "one of the" is an exception and leads to a plural formation. Hence ARE would be the correct verb.

Weird huh?
CEO
Joined: 15 Aug 2003
Posts: 3454
Followers: 67

Kudos [?]: 874 [0], given: 781

### Show Tags

01 Aug 2004, 13:08
search for this on the forum.. i am sure you will find something..

I think a similar SC is in the OG. it goes.... With its..... ,Cleveland is one of the many communities... ...

Its somethin like that.

Praetorian
Manager
Joined: 19 Jun 2003
Posts: 151
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Aug 2004, 08:42
With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.
(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract
Manager
Joined: 28 Jul 2004
Posts: 179
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Aug 2004, 20:34
The answer is 'ARE' in both the cases.

Reason :
1. In both the situation just remove the first portion of the sentence before that and fit some sensible (invisible subject into it). The most sensible subjects would be Tools in the sentence 1 and Men in sentence 2. Now try to fit in ur verb into those sentences. automatically you would fit well with 'ARE'

2. Lets try a De-Tour. When we say, hammer is one of the tools, we obviously mean that word tools is plural. the word 'that' just explains more about the word 'tools' obviously when the explantion is carried out, we need a plural verb format for a plural subject.

I am need some help on this Cleveland example as to why it has a singular verb. Thanks
Director
Joined: 20 Jul 2004
Posts: 592
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 137 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

02 Aug 2004, 22:48
afife76 wrote:
With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.
(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract

C. What is the OA?
02 Aug 2004, 22:48
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Please explain 7 01 Sep 2008, 09:31
Yucatan peninsula---please explain 7 07 May 2008, 07:59
2 Can someone please explain this to me. 2 02 Mar 2008, 04:57
verbs 1 03 Feb 2008, 23:12
please explain. 5 26 Nov 2007, 05:00
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Super tricky verb - please explain

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.