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There are 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.


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."

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.

Originally posted by Push on 09 Oct 2011, 01:46.
Last edited by Bunuel on 18 Dec 2018, 23:14, edited 6 times in total.
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A few ideas:

"IS" modifies the "Group" and "WHO LIKE" modifies the "KIDS".
You can't really say "Group who likes to get together". A group can't get together and probably would be "that" or "which" instead of "who"
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New post 10 Oct 2011, 10:54
hmmm well...

A group + which or
A group + that is the correct usage..

If i am not wrong we use "who" for living things hence, "who" refer to "kids"...
moreover "a group" is singular hence "IS" is used

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Push wrote:
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.
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D is correct as Group should use "is"(singular due to collective noun-group)."kids" is plural hence "like" should be used.

B- Getting together on the weekends are a group of kids which like helping less fortunate children-Incorrect due to are a group of kids.
C- A group of kids on the weekend getting together in our neighborhood like the helping of less fortunate children-Incorrect and awkward
E-In our neighborhood, there is a group of kids who likes to get together on the weekends and helping less fortunate children.- Incorrect due to Likes.
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New post 03 Nov 2011, 07:48
I guess D is the correct answer. I fell for A
D- There is a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children

Group is singular
Children are plural
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sagarag wrote:
There are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children


a) There are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help
b) Getting together on the weekends are a group of kids which like helping
c) A group of kids on the weekend getting together in our neighborhood like the helping of
d) There is a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help
e) In our neighborhood, there is a group of kids who likes to get together on the weekends and helping

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Hi experts,

This question hasn't got any explanation yet. Could you please help?

I crossed out A, B, C because I think "group" is a collective noun and should go with a singular verb. However, the answer is B.
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kimrani wrote:
sagarag wrote:
There are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children


a) There are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help
b) Getting together on the weekends are a group of kids which like helping
c) A group of kids on the weekend getting together in our neighborhood like the helping of
d) There is a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help
e) In our neighborhood, there is a group of kids who likes to get together on the weekends and helping

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Hi experts,

This question hasn't got any explanation yet. Could you please help?

I crossed out A, B, C because I think "group" is a collective noun and should go with a singular verb. However, the answer is B.


Quite a few mistakes in B:
1. As you pointed out, the verb "are getting" does not agree with the subject "group"..
2. The relative pronoun "which" refers to inanimate objects and hence cannot refer to kids - the correct relative pronoun should be "who" referring to kids. (The verb "like" is alright.)
3. The subject-verb flip is unnececssary, making the sentence awkward.
4. Present continuous tense "are getting" is wrong. If the gathering occurs every weekend, the correct tense should be simple present.

Option D is the correct answer - updated OA.
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