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# With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Clevela

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17 Nov 2011, 10:26
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Hi guys,

I do 20-23 questions of SC everyday and analyse my mistakes so you'll see me posting lots of SC queries in the coming month Pls help..Explanations will be MOST USEFUL and any suggestions to improve on the concepts i'm going wrong on are MOST WELCOME.

Q. 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 at 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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Re: With its plan to develop seven and a half acres of shore land, Clevela  [#permalink]

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17 Nov 2011, 11:28
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Here's the explanation.

The question mentions 'Cleveland' as one of the large number of communities'. So there are many communities that looking to their waterfronts. Hence there's a subject-verb agreement error in the given question stem as it uses the singular 'is looking' and 'its waterfront'. An option that resolves this error will be correct.

Option A - incorrect for the reason stated above.

Option B - Again uses the incorrect plurality and hence is incorrect

Option C - This is the correct answer as it uses the plural 'are looking' and 'their waterfronts' correctly. Also, the idiomatic construction 'looking at' is incorrect in this context and this option clearly corrects that by using 'looking to'.

Option D - incorrect plurality 'its waterfront' used

Option E - uses the incorrect idiomatic expression 'looking at' instead of the correct one 'looking to'. Hence incorrect.

Hope this helps

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20 Nov 2011, 18:00
so, which one is correct, "looking at you" or "looking to you"? thanks
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01 Dec 2011, 01:13
sudish wrote:
Here's the explanation.

The question mentions 'Cleveland' as one of the large number of communities'. So there are many communities that looking to their waterfronts. Hence there's a subject-verb agreement error in the given question stem as it uses the singular 'is looking' and 'its waterfront'. An option that resolves this error will be correct.

Option A - incorrect for the reason stated above.

Option B - Again uses the incorrect plurality and hence is incorrect

Option C - This is the correct answer as it uses the plural 'are looking' and 'their waterfronts' correctly. Also, the idiomatic construction 'looking at' is incorrect in this context and this option clearly corrects that by using 'looking to'.

Option D - incorrect plurality 'its waterfront' used

Option E - uses the incorrect idiomatic expression 'looking at' instead of the correct one 'looking to'. Hence incorrect.

Hope this helps

Cheers!

Sudish, how do you figure out the subject for this? I thought that Cleveland is the subject, no?
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04 Dec 2011, 02:48
Similar doubt as Rooster's ..
i thought Cleveland was the subject.

Therefore,for me A worked out well,which is the wrong answer.
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06 Dec 2011, 00:37
Even I have the same doubt. How to identify the subject in this sentence? I thought Cleveland is the subject because the initial modifier talks about Cleveland and addresses it using 'its'. So how to find out the subject as 'communities'?
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06 Dec 2011, 04:25
"Cleveland is" already agree with subject verb and the second clause is associated with but where :communities" whic is a plural subject.
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08 Dec 2011, 10:15
am I right to assume that the underlined portions is modifying communities rather than "One", if so I understand why the "are" and "their" should be used.
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22 Dec 2011, 10:49
I initially chose B
But now i realize why B is wrong
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16 Jan 2019, 06:05
Bibli wrote:
Hi guys,

I do 20-23 questions of SC everyday and analyse my mistakes so you'll see me posting lots of SC queries in the coming month Pls help..Explanations will be MOST USEFUL and any suggestions to improve on the concepts i'm going wrong on are MOST WELCOME.

Q. 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 at 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.

OPEN DISCUSSION OF THIS QUESTION IS HERE: https://gmatclub.com/forum/with-its-pla ... 80793.html
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