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By showing that South Africa does not have a free market and [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2009, 05:52
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190. By showing that South Africa does not have a free market and is in fact a kind of collectivist welfare state for Whites only, Sowell argues that American conservatives have no valid ideological grounds to be in sympathy with the Pretoria regime.
(A) to be in sympathy with
(B) to sympathize with
(C) for sympathizing with
(D) that they should sympathize with
(E) that they should have sympathy for
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Re: 1000 SC -- By showing that South Africa [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2009, 06:14
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190. By showing that South Africa does not have a free market and is in fact a kind of collectivist welfare state for Whites only, Sowell argues that American conservatives have no valid ideological grounds to be in sympathy with the Pretoria regime.
(A) to be in sympathy with
(B) to sympathize with
(C) for sympathizing with
(D) that they should sympathize with
(E) that they should have sympathy for


I will go with B).
can you make sure what is the answer?
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Re: 1000 SC -- By showing that South Africa [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2009, 07:07
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ugimba wrote:
190. By showing that South Africa does not have a free market and is in fact a kind of collectivist welfare state for Whites only, Sowell argues that American conservatives have no valid ideological grounds to be in sympathy with the Pretoria regime.
(A) to be in sympathy with
(B) to sympathize with - correct
(C) for sympathizing with
(D) that they should sympathize with
(E) that they should have sympathy for


I too chose B but B is not the answer ... this is 1000 SC ...may be the recorded answer is wrong?

I will wait some more time and post the OA.
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Re: 1000 SC -- By showing that South Africa [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2009, 07:41
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Re: 1000 SC -- By showing that South Africa [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2009, 08:05
nitya34 wrote:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/for-sympathizing-with-vs-to-sympathize-with-56537.html


Hey Thanks for the link. it helped..
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Re: 1000 SC -- By showing that South Africa [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2009, 08:56
nitya34 wrote:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/for-sympathizing-with-vs-to-sympathize-with-56537.html



Can you explain why C)? Because there is no explanation in link.
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Re: 1000 SC -- By showing that South Africa [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2009, 09:10
"grounds for" is CORRECT Idiom
http://www.answers.com/ground
Often used in the plural: grounds for suspicion; a ground for divorce.


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neeshpal wrote:
ugimba wrote:
190. By showing that South Africa does not have a free market and is in fact a kind of collectivist welfare state for Whites only, Sowell argues that American conservatives have no valid ideological grounds to be in sympathy with the Pretoria regime.
(A) to be in sympathy with
(B) to sympathize with - correct
(C) for sympathizing with
(D) that they should sympathize with
(E) that they should have sympathy for


I too chose B but B is not the answer ... this is 1000 SC ...may be the recorded answer is wrong?

I will wait some more time and post the OA.

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Re: 1000 SC -- By showing that South Africa [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2009, 03:14
OA is C.

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Re: 1000 SC -- By showing that South Africa [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2009, 07:08
C is correct since it should be "grounds for" - "grounds to" is the wrong idiom.
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Re: 1000 SC -- By showing that South Africa [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2009, 22:46
nitya34 wrote:
"grounds for" is CORRECT Idiom
http://www.answers.com/ground
Often used in the plural: grounds for suspicion; a ground for divorce.


But I can see "grounds to" as a contender on several sources like:
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/bedsheets
http://www.answers.com/topic/make-one-s-mouth-water

Though these are not specifically stated as idioms at these sources, but the sources are gullible.
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Re: 1000 SC -- By showing that South Africa [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2009, 13:50
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/grounds - This link doesnt show any idiom like grounds to . so we can safely avoid B and the correct idiom should be grounds for .
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Re: 1000 SC -- By showing that South Africa [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2010, 22:44
C is the correct answer.

"Grounds to" is not a correct idiom, so we can eliminate A and B. "Grounds for" is idiomatically correct. Although "grounds that" can be correct, when it's negated ("no grounds"), the correct idiom is "no grounds for." So C is the correct answer choice.
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Re: 1000 SC -- By showing that South Africa [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2010, 07:12
So the only reason for choosing answer C is the idiom "grounds for".
Can we conclude that "grounds to" is incorrect?
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Re: 1000 SC -- By showing that South Africa [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2010, 07:38
although TO DO is preferred to FOR DOING in general, but here ground ought to be followed by FOR,
am I right?
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Re: 1000 SC -- By showing that South Africa [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2010, 11:39
thanks for the explanation. I also fell for the trap to sympathesize with..i.e b :(
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Re: 1000 SC -- By showing that South Africa [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2011, 09:20
grounds for" is CORRECT Idiom.............C
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Re: 1000 SC -- By showing that South Africa [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2011, 08:12
aaargh i fell for the B trap...grounds to is INcorrect
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Re: By showing that South Africa does not have a free market and [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2011, 01:20
c for me ...grounds for is the correct idiom
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