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Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale [#permalink]
31 Mar 2004, 13:21
0% (00:00) correct
100% (00:39) wrong based on 2 sessions
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
(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 econ-
omy after oil reserves are exhausted
I strongly go for C on this one. The next closest choice is D but D, IMO has a flaw. It is not clear
"fund intended to sustain the state's economy
after exhausting its oil reserves"
What does "its" refer to? It is not too clear. In this case, it could refer to the preceding noun --> "the economy of the state" Thus, if "its" refers to "state's economy", it makes the sentence ambiguous and definitely would not make sense _________________
Just to add that A and B's problem is that it is as if it is the "fund" that has some intention. Hence, they can be right away discarded. E's problem is that plural "they" is used erroneously to refer to Alaska _________________
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