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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 states economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.

A. fund, with the intention to sustain the states economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves

B. fund, the intention of which is to sustain the states economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves

C. fund intended to sustain the states economy after oil reserves are exhausted

D. fund intended to sustain the states economy after exhausting its oil reserves

E. fund that they intend to sustain the states economy after oil reserves are exhausted
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09 Oct 2007, 10:28
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the states economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.

A. fund, with the intention to sustain the states economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves

B. fund, the intention of which is to sustain the states economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves

C. fund intended to sustain the states economy after oil reserves are exhausted

D. fund intended to sustain the states economy after exhausting its oil reserves

E. fund that they intend to sustain the states economy after oil reserves are exhausted

C for me
B and E use "they", incorrect
A and D use "its", no clear reference.
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09 Oct 2007, 10:52
I thought "its" was ambigious, but went against my gut =(
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09 Oct 2007, 11:41
Hmm....Whats the OA?
I picked A.."its" refers to state..

In C, whose oil reserves are we talking abt? Alaska's or the entire world..?
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09 Oct 2007, 11:45
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the states economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.

A. fund, with the intention to sustain the states economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves

B. fund, the intention of which is to sustain the states economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves

C. fund intended to sustain the states economy after oil reserves are exhausted

D. fund intended to sustain the states economy after exhausting its oil reserves

E. fund that they intend to sustain the states economy after oil reserves are exhausted

had it down to C and D. for D it is unclear what "its" referring to
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09 Oct 2007, 12:04
C

D seems to imply that the fund would be exhausting the oil reserves. An interesting concept.

A would be my 2nd choice, but it's less succinct.
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09 Oct 2007, 13:29
OA is C
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09 Oct 2007, 13:33
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the states economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.

A. fund, with the intention to sustain the states economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves

B. fund, the intention of which is to sustain the states economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves

C. fund intended to sustain the states economy after oil reserves are exhausted

D. fund intended to sustain the states economy after exhausting its oil reserves
E. fund that they intend to sustain the states economy after oil reserves are exhausted

C seems OK to me - avoids any confusion in pronoun usage!
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