There are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children.

The right answer is D:

"There is a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children."

A - The are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children

B- Getting together on the weekends are a group of kids which like helping less fortunate children

C-A group of kids on the weekend getting together in our neighborhood like the helping of less fortunate children

D- There is a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children

E-In our neighborhood, there is a group of kids who likes to get together on the weekends and helping less fortunate children.

Hi guys,

I will clarify my question:

GMAT Ultimate grammar book by the GMAT Club, First Edition, p.101, question 49.

My question: I do not understand in answer D why "like" is plural while "is" is singular. Don't they both refer to the collective noun "group" (and therefore be both singular)?

Thanks for your help.

"Is" refers to "Group" (collective noun) hence singular.

"Like" refers to "kids" (plural) hence plural.

Not sure whether it helps you. Just try to figure out the subject of the verb and am sure you will get the answer.