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Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.
(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the state’s economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves
(C) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted
(D) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after exhausting its oil reserves
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted

Can someone explain why "..... fund intended to..." is working on this sentence? I can't understand what role does "intended to" play here?

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Re: Alaska [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2010, 10:33
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Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.
(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the state’s economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves
(C) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted
(D) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after exhausting its oil reserves
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted

Can someone explain why "..... fund intended to..." is working on this sentence? I can't understand what role does "intended to" play here?

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"Intended to" is playing the same role as "designed for" is playing in the following sentence.

"City Mayor is planning to approve the budget of a water park designed specially for kids".
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Re: Alaska [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2010, 23:38
between A and C
A: WITH here is an adverb that is modifying the verb Deposits, grammatically there is nothing wrong with the sentence but compared to C it's much wordier.
C: Intended here is an adjective that is modifying FUND, in other words it's describing the function of the fund, so it's more concise and better worded.
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Re: Alaska [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 00:13
shrouded : Whats wrong with ' with the intention to' ?
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Re: Alaska [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 00:21
I understand why intended to.. but
why not D, can someone explain?
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Re: Alaska [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 00:23
I understand why intended to.. but
why not D, can someone explain?
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Re: Alaska [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 01:05
IMO it should be A.

C changes the meaning a little.
fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted

Oil Reserves of??? Alaska or entire country? I assume its is necessary because then it will be crystal clear as to why Alska is keeping the funds.

What is the source of the question?
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Re: Alaska [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 01:33
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IMO it should be A.

C changes the meaning a little.
fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted

Oil Reserves of??? Alaska or entire country? I assume its is necessary because then it will be crystal clear as to why Alska is keeping the funds.

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But the country(US) is not even mentioned in the sentence, so there is no ambiguity.
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Re: Alaska [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 18:36
+1 for C.
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Re: Alaska [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2010, 22:49
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Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.
(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves
it should be "with the intention of"
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the state’s economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves"the intention of which" is awkward and wordy construction
(C) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted"Intended" is used correctly, the fund is intended to do something. Also captures the relative time line correctly by saying "after oil reserves are exhausted"
(D) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after exhausting its oil reservesTo sustain after the oil reserves are exhausted would have been the corrected tense
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhaustedIf you construct it this way, it should say that they intend to sustain the state's economy with

Can someone explain why "..... fund intended to..." is working on this sentence? I can't understand what role does "intended to" play here?

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@Shrouded1 : Correct me if i am wrong, but isnt option D eliminated for another reason - The ambiguous antecedent for "its" (state or economy) ?
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Re: Alaska [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2010, 03:20
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I understand why intended to.. but
why not D, can someone explain?


Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.

(C) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted
(D) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after exhausting its oil reserves

Let me try to clarify,

The usage of "Its" as pronoun must refer to a definite noun preceding it, if you observe the choice D exhausting ITS --- ask question whose --- and you won't get a definite answer because the immediate preceding noun is state's economy.

So , when "its" is used as pronoun, it must refer to something it is intended to refer.

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