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13 Jun 2004, 21:38
Federal legislation establishing a fund for the cleanup of sites damaged by toxic chemicals permits <compensating state governments for damage to> their natural resources but does not allow claims for injury to people.
(A) compensating state governments for damage to
(B) compensating state governments for the damaging of
(C) giving state governments compensation for damaging
(D) giving compensation to state governments for the damage of
(E) the giving of compensation to state governments for damaging

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14 Jun 2004, 04:40
I believe there's nothing wrong with A.

Here's an explanation, I'm afraid it's a bit roundabout, but that's how I did it.

The correct parts of the sentences say this:

'Legislation... permits A, but does not allow B'

If we look at B closely, we can see 'injury to' people.

I figured, that by the same token, it should be 'damage to' resources.

Only A provides for that.
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14 Jun 2004, 05:23
mmmmm my ans wud be A too let me try wid the explantons!

federal legislation '' does'' some thing to do X but not to do Y fIf we can get the whole sent to this form ... it wud help us easyy on the right choice...

B) all is well but when the use of ''ing'' comes beware with the ETS policy
C) well... changes the meaning '' fed will give copensation b'cos sate gov. is damaging ....'' that wud tople the whole govt for that matter
D) IF i M WORNG THIS WUD BE THE ANS ... some how I feel permits and giving mean the same her in this context and juxtaposing them wud like saying U are a bad bad girl ''

E ) ''ing'' also ''the givng of'' is odd
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14 Jun 2004, 06:55
I think "damage to" is the correct idiom here, so (B) and (D) are out.
(C) and (E) changes the meaning of sentence by using damaging, (Using damaging would mean, "federal legislation has damaged the resources.", which is not the intended meaning of the sentence.)

What's the OA.
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14 Jun 2004, 06:58
(A) looks fine.
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14 Jun 2004, 08:46
A is my FA.
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14 Jun 2004, 08:58
was definitely confused between A and D, but after looking at the posted explanations, I arrive at A !
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14 Jun 2004, 09:19
singh_satya wrote:
Federal legislation establishing a fund for the cleanup of sites damaged by toxic chemicals permits <compensating state governments for damage to> their natural resources but does not allow claims for injury to people.
(A) compensating state governments for damage to
(B) compensating state governments for the damaging of
(C) giving state governments compensation for damaging
(D) giving compensation to state governments for the damage of
(E) the giving of compensation to state governments for damaging

Thanks
Satya

A for me too
damage to is correct idiom
I think "giving compensation" is redundant; compensation is always given
Re: federal legislation   [#permalink] 14 Jun 2004, 09:19
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