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With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract

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C.

that modifies communities....their modifies the same

as a way - wordy
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Another C

maintains parallelism and uses 'their'

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With C .

With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes [ Noun Phrase] that are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and [to : hidden ] attract new businesses.


That is actually connecting "communities".
In totality "communities on the Great Lakes".

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With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract

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down between B and C

what is the subject here? Cleveland or communities on the Great Lakes.

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IMO C.....thing which I learnt....."one of" can be used as singular as well as plural....one of plural subject + plural verb and one of singular subject + singular verb...

in this question that is modifying Great Lakes therefore C

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With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract

A, D, and E are wordy because of "as a way".
"Communities" is subject so verb should be plural "are" and "its" is reffering to "shore land" singular so i'll go with C.

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IMO C
correct pronoun, nearest subject

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With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract

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Ans has 2be C. Subject-verb agreement

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With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract

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Stuck between A and B. Choosing B for looking at.

In C, D, and E "are" is not required. Cleveland is ..........................that is

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With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.
(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract



I choose option C.

We need "that are" because the "that" is referring to "communities. So we're left with options C, D, and E. D must be eliminated because it uses "its", which is wrong because it's suppose to refer to "communities." Between options C and E, I pick C because I find it more concise than option E.

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With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.
(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract



I choose option C.

We need "that are" because the "that" is referring to "communities. So we're left with options C, D, and E. D must be eliminated because it uses "its", which is wrong because it's suppose to refer to "communities." Between options C and E, I pick C because I find it more concise than option E.



C, IMO. Clearly A and B are out because of is looking

among C,D and E, D is out. are looking to its is erroneous.

C and E. Well, in E, you have looking at and in C, you have looking to.

What are you looking at? I am looking at this wall painting -- check the intention of the usage of looking at. The usage is clearly not suited for this SC statement; you just look at something as in 'You are looking at somebody improve something'

What are you doing? I am looking to improve my GMAT verbal. You can't look at improving your GMAT verbal!

so it is C
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I take E. But with little confidence.

C or E question.

E: "look at ... as ..." seems right idiom.
C: "look to Waterfront to improve urban life" just sounds odd to me. No logical background.

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tarek99 wrote:
prinits wrote:
With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.
(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract



I choose option C.

We need "that are" because the "that" is referring to "communities. So we're left with options C, D, and E. D must be eliminated because it uses "its", which is wrong because it's suppose to refer to "communities." Between options C and E, I pick C because I find it more concise than option E.



C, IMO. Clearly A and B are out because of is looking

among C,D and E, D is out. are looking to its is erroneous.

C and E. Well, in E, you have looking at and in C, you have looking to.

What are you looking at? I am looking at this wall painting -- check the intention of the usage of looking at. The usage is clearly not suited for this SC statement; you just look at something as in 'You are looking at somebody improve something'

What are you doing? I am looking to improve my GMAT verbal. You can't look at improving your GMAT verbal!

so it is C


would you say that "looking at" means to look at something, whereas "looking to" means considering?

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I take E. But with little confidence.

C or E question.

E: "look at ... as ..." seems right idiom.
C: "look to Waterfront to improve urban life" just sounds odd to me. No logical background.


In E - looking at their waterfronts as a way sounds awkward. It sounds as waterfronts are ways to improve the quality etc.

I also vote for C
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prinits wrote:
With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.
(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract


I am with D ...

my reasoning is a 'are' is required since 'that' represents 'communities' and 'its' is required to represent great lakes?

I am not sure why 'their' in option E is correct ... isn't 'their' represents communities?

IMO D.

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With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.
(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract

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Here, there are two problems with the original sentence.
1. Correct idiom is "looking at"
2. Subject cleveland is singular

CL 1 > With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land,
CL 2> Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes
CL 3> that is looking to its waterfront
CL 4> as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract
new businesses.

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With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract new businesses.

(A) is looking to its waterfront as a way to improve the quality of urban life and attract >> wrong
(B) is looking at its waterfront to improve the quality of urban life and attract >> Correct
(C) are looking to their waterfronts to improve the quality of urban life and attract >> Wrong
(D) are looking to its waterfront as a way of improving the quality of urban life and attracting >> Wrong
(E) are looking at their waterfronts as a way they can improve the quality of urban life and attract >> Subject Cleveland singular. So, "are" is incorrect.


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Here, there are two problems with the original sentence.
1. Correct idiom is "looking at"
2. Subject cleveland is singular


I think it should be E.

I definitely agree with 1.
I disagree with 2.

Let's dissect this phrase "Cleveland is but one of a large number of communities on the Great Lakes that" and determine what "that" is referring to.

Cleveland = subject, is = verb.
One of a large number of = quantity adjectives/modifier (not sure what this should be called)
communities = subject, on the Great Lakes = modifier for the subject (communities)

So notice how communities do not have a verb. Thus the next verb, should be a plural to match communities.
And "that" should be referring to "communities".

IMO this should be a 700+ question.

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