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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

Could anyone explain the answer ?
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10 Mar 2011, 07:11
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Fed legislation permits compensating state Gov for damage to their natural resources.

idiomatic - damage to

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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

Could anyone explain the answer ?
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10 Mar 2011, 10:10
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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

Could anyone explain the answer ?
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Damage to is the coorect usage. Hence A
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10 Mar 2011, 10:45
my question is less on the idiomatic rather I want to know why it is right ´to say "... permits compensating..."
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10 Mar 2011, 10:50
i thought right after a verb you cannot add another "-ing" form...
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I think this tests prepositional //ism. ‘For injury to’ people in the non-underlined part should be matched by a corresponding ‘for damage to’ in the underlined portion. Note that only A keeps such a prepositional //ism perfectly; hence that is the correct choice. Because all other choices foul this basic tenet, I would confidently dump them and go to the next.
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11 Mar 2011, 01:59
'Her resident status permits travelling without visa'
similarly structured sentence, grammatically correct.
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11 Mar 2011, 04:08
According to your example, if i got it right, it is incorrect to say "Her resident status permits her to travel without visa". or ?
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11 Mar 2011, 16:20
whichscore wrote:
According to your example, if i got it right, it is incorrect to say "Her resident status permits her to travel without visa". or ?

this is also correct
a similar construction for the question would be "permits state governments to get compensation for damage to their natural resources"
but this is not part of any of the choices,so have to go with A
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14 Feb 2014, 03:33
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 shoot
(B) compensating state governments for the damaging of unparallel
(C) giving state governments compensation for damaging wordy+unparallel
(D) giving compensation to state governments for the damage of reasons are same as C
(E) the giving of compensation to state governments for damaging reasons are same as C
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12 May 2016, 21:47
The answer to this question can be found here - http://www.grammaring.com/to-infinitive ... id-require
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03 Jan 2017, 08:11
in the dictionary, we see
permit something
permit sombody to do something
permit somebody something

now we can infer, from oa, that
permit doing something
is correct.
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