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# Authorities in Switzerland are determined to alter the path

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Authorities in Switzerland are determined to alter the path of the River Rhone, <because the cost of the damage will be more than 500 million Swiss Francs and will take several years to absorb after the devastating floods.>

A) because the cost of the damage will be more than 500 million Swiss Francs and will take several years to absorb after the devastating floods.

B) whose devastating floods have caused more than 500 million Swiss Francs worth of damage, the cost of which will take several years for the Government to absorb.

C) which caused more than 500 million Swiss Francs of damage from the devastating floods which will take many years to absorb.

D) because several years and more than 500 million Swiss Francs will it take before the government can absorb the devastating damage from the floods.

E) which resulted in more than 500 million Swiss Francs in total cost for the devastating damage of the floods, which will take several years to absorb.
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21 Dec 2003, 01:08
Paul wrote:
d?

D employs an unnecessarily inverted construction WILL IT TAKE...
More appropriate: because it will take the government several years and more than 500 million Swiss Francs to absorb the devastating damage from the floods.

opt for B.
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21 Dec 2003, 04:24
B is right but i read somewhere that "whose" is used for person not for objects..... any thoughts...
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21 Dec 2003, 05:51
mbamantra wrote:
B is right but i read somewhere that "whose" is used for person not for objects..... any thoughts...

you have supported doubts, but among the given options, B is the best, simply the best.
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21 Dec 2003, 07:59
B

floods are a feature of the river so should be close ....
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22 Dec 2003, 16:17
mbamantra wrote:
B is right but i read somewhere that "whose" is used for person not for objects..... any thoughts...

I also thought "whose" is used for persons only... now I have my doubts... does anybody know for sure?

What's the source of this q?
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22 Dec 2003, 16:58
Hmmm, I just automatically discounted B because it used "whose" which refers to a person. True that other than that, the sentence is very clear though...
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19 Aug 2011, 00:54
Manhattan says whose can modify things and people
Re: SC:Authorities in Switzerland   [#permalink] 19 Aug 2011, 00:54
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