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

(A) is accepting its responsibility to protect endangered species and promote

(B) is accepting its responsibility for protecting endangered species and promoting

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

(A) is accepting its responsibility to protect endangered species and promote
(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 topromote
(E) are accepting their responsibility to protect endangered species and promote
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With its plan to create a wildlife sanctuary out of previously unused landfill, Sweden is but one of a number of industrialized nations that is accepting its responsibility to protect endangered species and promote conservation.

one of a number of industrialized nations--is plural so "is" will be wrong

(A) is accepting its responsibility to protect endangered species and promote---use of singular verb thus wrong

(B) is accepting its responsibility for protecting endangered species and promoting---use of singular verb thus wrong

(C) are acceptingits responsibility to protect endangered species and promoting----"its" is worng

(D) are accepting oftheir responsibility to protect endangered species and to promote---use of preposition "of" is wrong

(E) are accepting their responsibility to protect endangered species and promote
---the right option


Hi,
you are correct on your observation on singular/plural..
the other issue could be PARALLELISM between to protect endangered species and promote
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With its plan to create a wildlife sanctuary out of previously unused landfill, Sweden is but one of a number of industrialized nations that is accepting its responsibility to protect endangered species and promote conservation.

(A) is accepting its responsibility to protect endangered species and promote

(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

(E) are accepting their responsibility to protect endangered species and promote



Choosing between A and E.

Option E- With its plan to create a wildlife sanctuary out of previously unused landfill, Sweden is but one of a number of industrialized nations that are accepting their responsibility to protect endangered species and promote
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New post 17 Feb 2016, 00:41
Careful, folks. If "one" or "a number" were part of the subject, we'd want the singular!

The idea is that Sweden is one of a number of nations. Which nations? Nations that are accepting their responsibility.
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New post 17 Feb 2016, 20:15
I agree with E as the correct answer. Notice the wording is "one of a number of industrialized nations that...". For me, this falls into the special category of “one of the/a + plural + relative pronoun”. The verb that comes after the relative pronoun must be plural in this case. Note that outside this special category, “the number” is usually singular, and “a number” is usually plural. For example, the number of students is high. A number of books are on the table.
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Look at the difference between the two examples given below.
Japan, one of a number of top industrialized nations is rich – singular verb because one is the subject.
Japan, one of a number of top industrialized nations that are rich – that modifies the nations and as a relative pronoun stands for the plural nations as a plural subject, entailing a plural verb- are rich-.
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The doer of the action "accept" and the possession of responsibilities is "industrialized nations".Only option E remains.
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one of the nations that ARE accepting THEIR ...... TO PROTECT.....AND PROMOTE... so E is the right answer
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With its plan to create a wildlife sanctuary out of previously unused landfill,Sweden is but one of a number of industrialized nations that is accepting its responsibility to protect endangered species and promote conservation

(A) is accepting its responsibility to protect endangered species and promote
(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 topromote
(E) are accepting their responsibility to protect endangered species and promote


The intended meaning of the sentence is that Industrialized nations ( along with Sweden ) are accepting the responsibility...

So, we need a plural verb for the Plural Noun, Industrialized nations, as such we must use " Their " !!

Hence, among the given options, only (E) is correct !!
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With its plan to create a wildlife sanctuary out of previously unused landfill,Sweden is but one of a number of industrialized nations that is accepting its responsibility to protect endangered species and promote conservation.

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Sweden is but "one of a number of..." here 'a number' signifies the plural subject and "that" modifies the noun a number so plural verb is needed here "are", "their".
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Are we not missing out on parallelism in option E ? I think it should be "are accepting their responsibility to protect endangered species and to promote". Correct me if I'm wrong
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Are we not missing out on parallelism in option E ? I think it should be "are accepting their responsibility to protect endangered species and to promote". Correct me if I'm wrong


It is a part of the rule "Once Out OR Twice In".

Notice, we have to before protect, so we could say 'to' is used for both protect and promote.

If it were like "protect and to promote", it would have been wrong.

I hope that makes sense.
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one of the industrialised nations that are

the one of the industrialised nations that is

to promote and protect -- parallel

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

(A) is accepting its responsibility to protect endangered species and promote (Nations are plural. Therefore, it requires "are").
(B) is accepting its responsibility for protecting endangered species and promoting (Same as A)
(C) are accepting its responsibility to protect endangered species and promoting (Its is singular)
(D) are accepting of their responsibility to protect endangered species and to promote (Wrong usage)
(E) are accepting their responsibility to protect endangered species and promote (Correct)

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Hello,
just want to confirm, "one of a number of industrialized nations" will take singular verb or plural verb?
And plz also suggest "one of the number of industrialized nations" will take singular verb or plural verb?
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With its plan to create a wildlife sanctuary out of previously unused landfill,Sweden is but one of a number of industrialized nations that is accepting its responsibility to protect endangered species and promote conservation

(A) is accepting its responsibility to protect endangered species and promote
(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 topromote
(E) are accepting their responsibility to protect endangered species and promote

the is and are can be used for the 2-3 split and the pronoun used for the refering of the countires is used,
Sweden is one of the countires ,here the verb should be refering to the countries,
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Hello,
just want to confirm, "one of a number of industrialized nations" will take singular verb or plural verb?
And plz also suggest "one of the number of industrialized nations" will take singular verb or plural verb?


A number of nations = some nations
The number of nations = a number indicating how many nations (a quantity), e.g., 4,5 etc.

One of THE number of nations is wrong.
One of A number of nations is correct.

The latter refers to one single nation ("one") and is hence singular.
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New post 08 Mar 2017, 10:21
according to expert post, one of a number of nations will take singular verb and hence 'that' will also take singular verb,so 'a' must be correct and not option 'e''.

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Let me put simply like this..
a.This is one of those (article / articles) that (was / were) published last year.

CORRECTION: This is one of those articles that were published last year.

normally we might want to associate ONE... WAS...
But here, THAT as a pronoun refers to ARTICLES... hence we need WERE... also, WERE gives the logically
correct meaning.


b. One of my (girlfriend / girlfriends) (is an IT professional / are IT professionals).

Correction: One of my girlfriends is an IT professional.
Here we are talking about one person only.

She is one of my girlfriends who (is an IT professional / are IT professionals).
CORRECTION: She is one of my friends who are IT professionals.
This might sound awkward... normally we might want to associate ONE... IS...
But here, WHO as a pronoun refers to GIRLFRIENDS... hence we need ARE... also, ARE gives the
logically correct meaning.
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