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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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We have singular antecedent as "Trent" so C,D,E are out.We have to use singular pronoun here...i.e; "is"
"Looking at" seems more idiomatic than "Looking to"...so IMO B is the ans...OA Pls
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B it is , in A, it after waterfront refers to waterfront,not trenton,NJ
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C. "that" has to be followed by plural "are", leaving you with choice C,D,E. Choice D and E aren't parallel, and the infinitive form is best.
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I was confused as to whether to use the singular 'is' or plural 'are'. I think singular should be used and since 'looking to' is more idiomatic, I would go with B.

What is the OA?
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C..

I am not sure that should be followed by plural..
I used "communities " so its must be plural .
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Some pointers-

1. "that" refers to communities and therefore "are" needed
2. "Looking at using" refers to visual skills rather than the logical relationship established by "looking to use"

C is parallel in every other aspect as well (through the use of infinitive form - to use, to improve)

Hence C is the correct choice
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This is what I figured after going through some grammar books:

"one" usually is singular except when it is part of the "of" construction. The verb must take the object of the "of" construction....... I think.
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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

It is definitely D

"One" is similar to the indefinite SANAM pronouns (from Manhattan Gmat) which follow the case of the object (communities in this case).
Since communities is plural, we need an 'are' here
D is out because we need 'their' instead of 'its'
E changes meaning

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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

It is B
First, it is singular, because the subject is Trenton (it is one of the communities) hence is looking would be correct. So that negates C, D, E

Now improvement is for self in the subject, hence for it is incorrect. That negates A.

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

"is" refers to "a large number of communities", which is plural
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B) is looking at using its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract

same here. here is classical 2:3 split. (A) and (B) are out
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C) are looking to use their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract

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

"its" refers to "a large number of communities", which is plural
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E) are looking at using their waterfronts as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attract.

"a way of improving.....and attract" - non-parallel
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Im going with A. to improve and attract and "one" means it is singular
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Well I think whole clause "that are looking to use their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses" modifies "a number of communities", not Trenton, New Jersey.
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I feel that ONE is the subject, and every from "of" and on is just a modifier, making it singular. Does anyone have the OA and OE?

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It should be A. Trenton is looking to use. whats the OA?
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: 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.

that refers to the immediate noun before it.Here it is a plural.Hence are is correct usage.

IMO C.

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amit2k9 wrote:
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
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+1 C

"a number of " is plural.
TO (infinitive) requires parallelism.
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Initially went for B.. but " one of " follows different rule..

Chk it out in this link..
http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic22818.html

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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