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Re: There are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together [#permalink]
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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Re: There are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together [#permalink]
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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Re: There are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together [#permalink]
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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Re: There are a group of kids in our neighborhood [#permalink]
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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Re: There are a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together [#permalink]
bb wrote:
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"


Dear Sir,

Thanks for the ideas.
1. In this case, kindly suggest if we can answer only by first going to verbs and then identifying their subject respectively?
2. Answer D. There is a group of kids in our neighborhood who like to get together on the weekends and help less fortunate children.
The answer doesn't make sense since who is refering to "group of kids and not kids". Questions like this are really confusing.

Kindly suggest.


Thanks in advance.
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