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69. After the Vietnam war Bettye Granther, a U.S. Army nurse, continued her efforts on behalf of injured Vietnamese children, providing medical care, helping to reunite estranged families, and the establishment of a fund for the children’s future education.

(A) the establishment of a fund for the children’s future education
(B) the establishing of a fund for the future education of children
(C) establishing a fund for the children’s future education
(D) establishing a fund for the childrens’ future education
(E) the establishment of a fund for the childrens’ future education
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Re: Vietnam [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 10:15
Based on parallelism we can eliminate all except C and D.

Between C and D, there is only subtle difference

children's and childrens'.

Since we are talking about several children we need apostrophe on the plural. But the plural of the noun children is children itself. Hence its possessive form will be

children's and NOT childrens'

Therefore, I would go with C on this one. what is the OA?
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Re: Vietnam [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2009, 20:08
Agree with the parallelism and possessive form

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Re: Vietnam [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2009, 06:27
sdrandom1 wrote:
Based on parallelism we can eliminate all except C and D.

Between C and D, there is only subtle difference

children's and childrens'.

Since we are talking about several children we need apostrophe on the plural. But the plural of the noun children is children itself. Hence its possessive form will be

children's and NOT childrens'

Therefore, I would go with C on this one. what is the OA?


Children in itself is plural, the singular is child.
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