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With its plan to create a wildlife sanctuary out of previous unused landfill, Sweden is but one of a number of industralized nations that is (accepting its responsibility to protect endangered species and promote) conservation.
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(b) is accepting its responsibility for protecting endangered species and promoting
(c) are accepting its responsibility to protect endangered species and promoting
(d) are accepting of their responsibility to protect endangered species and to promote
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New post 08 Jun 2006, 13:31
Sweden IS, so eliminate all but A and B... because of Subject-Verb agreement

"responsible for" is idiomatic, so my answer is B

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According to PR, the answer is E. Can anyone explain it?

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New post 08 Jun 2006, 14:06
it should be E. that refers to nations not sweden.

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ok... "a number of" is plural and I guess is a subject instead of Sweden, so that is the correct SVA... yet I am not sure if the prepositional phrase "of a number of industralized nations" can be a subject

Also... "their responsibility" IMO is wrong... shouldn't it be "their responsibilities" since it talks about the nations?

I wouldn't think it is E

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Prof is correct: One of + PLURAL is the correct usage in this type of sentence. Please check Bartleby link..
http://www.bartleby.com/64/C001/043.html

...Sweden is but one of a number of industralized nations that are accepting their responsibility to protect endangered species and (to) promote conservation.
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E.

... number of industrialized nationS (plural) that are....


Please check the part that needs correction... the "is" before the start of "(" probably needs to be included.

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^ E ^

With its plan to create a wildlife sanctuary out of previous unused landfill, Sweden is but one of a number of industralized nations that are accepting their responsibility to protect endangered species and promote conservation.

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Reference to Sweden is correct, but the actual reference is to the industrial nations which is plural. Therefore the usage

"Sweden is but one of a number of industralized nations that is ..."

is incorrectly mixing " .. number of .. nationS" with "that
is..".

Let me know if I am thinking about this in a wrong direction.

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Dont see anything wrong with A

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Yes, this is a valid point, but according to the url provided by giddi77, this is debatable. Not sure what GMAT prefers. Once the QA is announced, I would learn a new thing....thats good for everyone :)
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Can't argue with the learning part... I *know* I need a lot of learning.. :-)

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Yes, this is a valid point, but according to the url provided by giddi77, this is debatable. Not sure what GMAT prefers. Once the QA is announced, I would learn a new thing....thats good for everyone :)

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ok... "a number of" is plural and I guess is a subject instead of Sweden, so that is the correct SVA... yet I am not sure if the prepositional phrase "of a number of industralized nations" can be a subject

Also... "their responsibility" IMO is wrong... shouldn't it be "their responsibilities" since it talks about the nations?

I wouldn't think it is E


It should be E.
As per my understanding, ' industralized nations that are accepting their responsibility '.
Here we need a plural ' their ' because we are reffering to industrialized nations and not Sweden.

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New post 08 Jun 2006, 21:03
E it is.

Sweden is one of the country. All other countries are also doing the same thing.

If the sentence is "Sweden is the only country out of a number of industralized nations that", then we can say that Sweden alone is doing that thing and not all the countries. This case justifies the use of "is".
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New post 08 Jun 2006, 21:20
Now I have to decide between D and E.
Both use the correct verb "are". Remember its not sweden who does the thing it many industrail nations hence plural.

Now D is || with to protect and to promote but what is the thing with "of"

Hence have to go with E.

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New post 09 Jun 2006, 19:21
looks like E's the one.

we're talking about the industrial nations here and not just Sweden.

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