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Initially went for B.. but " one of " follows different rule..

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A, B are eliminated for the above said reason... E is eliminated because 'to improve' requires 'to attract...'- parallelism
D is incorrect because 'to improve' is the correct idiom...

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C. The noun "cities" has to take a plural verb "are looking"
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C is the answer as communities is the subject. waterfronts is to be used with communities , as waterfronts is plural .
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In normal terms, a non-essential relative pronoun such as ‘which’ or an essential modifier such as ‘that’ will incline to modify the noun that is just before and take an appropriate verb depending upon the number of the noun, mostly plural, ----- except when the subject ‘one’ is preceded by the definite article ‘the’.

In the context, look at the subtle difference between the two types
1. Trenton, New Jersey, is ‘but one of’ a large number of communities ‘that is looking to’ use its waterfront as a way for it to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.
2. Trenton, New Jersey, is but ‘the one of’ a large number of communities ‘that is looking’ to use its waterfront as a way for it to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.
Since the definite article is absent in the first case, the relative pronoun ‘that’ will modify the plural ‘communities’ and take on a plural verb ‘are looking’.
In the second case, since the definite article ‘the’ is present the focus prima-facie shifts to the article ‘the’, which restricts the number to singular. Hence, in the second case, the modifier ‘that’ in spite of its essentiality will go along taking a singular verb ‘is looking’.

In this topic, the plural verb ‘are looking’ is grammatically fitting.

That said, the choice falls among C, D and E; in the context, C is the best for using the right idiom ‘looking to use’ and for remaining parallel. D has serious SV mis-match of using ‘are looking to use its’. E uses the wrong idiom ‘looking at’ in addition to being unparallel.

There is another way to arrive at the destination without bothering about the S-V number agreement. First consider the idiom. Remove all ‘looking at’ choices. A, C and D are left Then dump D for the blatant S-V mismatch. A is wordy and imprecise. C is forthright and crisp. Done?



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With a new park, stadium, and entertainment complex along the Delaware River, Trenton, New Jersey, is but one of a large number of communities that is looking to use its waterfront as a way for it to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.
A. is looking to use its waterfront as a way for it to improve the quality of urban life and attract
B. is looking at using its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
C. are looking to use their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
D. are looking to use its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
E. are looking at using their waterfronts as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attract


Subject is singular so CDE OUT!
A vs B -> A has "for it" => more wordy and unknown
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New post 22 May 2012, 10:31
was thinking it would be A. but read the explanations and it makes sense. A number of is plural so must go with are. BTW one doesnot figure in the SANAM pronouns of Manhattan. for indefinite pronouns ending with 'one, body or thing' eg. somebody are almost always singular.
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With a new park, stadium, and entertainment complex along the Delaware River, Trenton, New Jersey, is but one of a large number of communities that is looking to use its waterfront as a way for it to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.
A. is looking to use its waterfront as a way for it to improve the quality of urban life and attract
B. is looking at using its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
C. are looking to use their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
D. are looking to use its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
E. are looking at using their waterfronts as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attract


Please explain. I've seen this problem posted a couple of times in the forum but none of the answers are correct. Please explain the pronoun/antecedents to me. Thanks.


the subject "trent " needs singular verb so A and B are out. in C, infinitives are needed to be paralleled
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New post 11 Jun 2012, 01:25
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Lets make a split : A,B & C,D,E

One of X = Singular
One of X THAT/WHO ====== verb agrees in number with X ie the subject that preceeds THAT/WHO

Stem constn : One of X (Communities = Plural ) THAT ................. = Thus the verb that follows has to be PLURAL

So A,B = Singular IS = Eliminated

Of C,D,E :

D : Its Singular = Eliminated

E : ...................... Improving........... AND ................. Attract = Breaks parallelism

leading to C = Correct verb form ARE , Parallel ( Improve & Attract ) & usage of Looking to use is better.
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I think its B...because its one of the communities more over we have to drop the "it" in the sentence as it has ambiguity in connecting with its antecendent... and B does that hence its B...can some one give the official answer and explanation
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I think its B...because its one of the communities more over we have to drop the "it" in the sentence as it has ambiguity in connecting with its antecendent... and B does that hence its B...can some one give the official answer and explanation


Yup. Even i marked it as B. :)

But "a large number of communities,that" here that refers to communities and not the place itself.
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With a new park, stadium, and entertainment complex along the Delaware River, Trenton, New Jersey, is but one of a large number of communities that is looking to use its waterfront as a way for it to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

A. is looking to use its waterfront as a way for it to improve the quality of urban life and attract
B. is looking at using its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
C. are looking to use their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
D. are looking to use its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
E. are looking at using their waterfronts as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attract

In the correct answer, “that” modifies “communities” rather than “one (a new park, stadium, and entertainment complex).” Why?

However, in the following question, “that” in the correct answer modifies “aspects” rather than “ocean environment,” how come? Both of the structure are similar – “one of a large number of communities that……” and “one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that……” Does the usage of “that” depend on the contexts in the different sentences?

The global-warming effect of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into computer models used for predicting how rising greenhouse gas concentrations could affect climate.

A. The global-warming effect of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into computer models used for predicting
B. The effect on global warming of ocean white caps are one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet incorporated in any detail into computer models, which they use to predict
C. The effect of ocean white caps on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment that are not yet incorporated in any detail into the computer models used to predict
D. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet having been incorporated in any detail into the computer models that are used for predicting.
E. That ocean white caps have an effect on global warming is one of the many aspects of the ocean environment not yet being incorporated in any detail into computer models, which they use to predict.

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With a new park, stadium, and entertainment complex along the Delaware River, Trenton, New Jersey, is but one of a large number of communities that is looking to use its waterfront as a way for it to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

(A) is looking to use its waterfront as a way for it to improve the quality of urban life and attract

(B) is looking at using its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract

(C) are looking to use their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract

(D) are looking to use its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting

(E) are looking at using their waterfronts as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attract

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Let us split the sentence.
1. With a new park, stadium, and entertainment complex along the Delaware River, Trenton, New Jersey, is but one of a large number of communities - Here the SV pair agree in number.
2. that is looking to use its waterfront as a way for it to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses. Here "that" refers to the communities and acting as the subject for clause 2. SV Pair "that-is" is not in agreement. And pronoun error exists here.

POE:
A. is looking to use its waterfront as a way for it to improve the quality of urban life and attract - Error as mentioned above
B. is looking at using its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract - SV error, Pronoun error.
C. are looking to use their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract. Correct choice.
D. are looking to use its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting- pronoun error
E. are looking at using their waterfronts as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attract. Parallelism error. "at using their waterfronts as a way of" looks awkward

Here Option C is definitely parallel to improve the quality of urban life and (to) attract new business.
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It should be A. Trenton is looking to use. whats the OA?



If a sentence contains ‘One of the A Noun (which will always be plural)’ and is followed ‘that’ or ‘who’, then the verb that follows immediately should be in plural form.
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that refers to the immediate noun before it.Here it is a plural.Hence are is correct usage.

IMO C.


I agree. Consider this simpler example:
Jack is but one of the talent show performers that are planning to rehearse here tonight.

Following noun modifier rules, if only Jack plans to rehearse, we'd have to move the modifier closer to him:
Jack, who is planning to rehearse here tonight, is but one of the talent show performers.

Even if you ignore the is/are verb split, you should still arrive at the answer C. Some of these have been mentioned above, but not the wordiness issue found in A, D, E.

A) is looking to use its waterfront as a way for it to improve the quality of urban life and attract
Wordiness

B) is looking at using its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
Idiom ("looking to use X" is prefered)

C) are looking to use their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
CORRECT

D) are looking to use its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
mismatch of are/its
Wordiness

E) are looking at using their waterfronts as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attract.
Idiom ("looking to use X" is prefered)
Wordiness
Lack of Parallelism


What is the significance of putting 'but' in Jack is but one of the talent show performers that are planning to rehearse here tonight..
How does the meaning change if 'but' is omitted.---> Jack is one of the talent show performers that are planning to rehearse here tonight.

Also, is this correct? Jack is one of the talent show performers who are planning to rehearse here tonight.
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What is the significance of putting 'but' in Jack is but one of the talent show performers that are planning to rehearse here tonight..
How does the meaning change if 'but' is omitted.---> Jack is one of the talent show performers that are planning to rehearse here tonight.

Also, is this correct? Jack is one of the talent show performers who are planning to rehearse here tonight.


Hi saxenaashi,

The usage of "but one" in your sentence expresses that Jack is the "only one" of the talent show performers who are planning ........

For example: There is but one God. <-- Means that there is "just one" god or there is "only one" god

If we drop the "but" in your sentence then it would express that apart from Jack there could be other performers who are planning......

By the way using "that" would be less preferable in GMAT prefers the usage of who for humans. So the correct sentence would be " .. one of the performers who..."

saxenaashi wrote:
Also, is this correct? Jack is one of the talent show performers who are planning to rehearse here tonight.
--> Yes this is correct the relative clause "who are performing...." is modifying the performers and Jack is one of them.

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