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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

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12 Jun 2006, 22:32
Straight A.
' damage to their ' is correct usage.
Also C and E give the impression that governments are getting compensation for damaging their own natural resources.
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12 Jun 2006, 22:53
'A' - permits & compensating are verbs next to one another. I find it awkward

but the llsm between b]for damage to [/b] and for injury to people
makes me thing that 'A' is the winner here...

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13 Jun 2006, 00:20
I go for 'a' based just on the what the main sentence wants to convey i.e the state govts resources are damaged. using the gerund 'damaging' implies the state govt have damaged their own resources which alters the meaning of the stem altogether.
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13 Jun 2006, 01:12
Option (A).
The other options do not go well with "....but does not allow claims...".
Also 'damage to' sounds more appropriate in this context.
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13 Jun 2006, 01:46
^ A ^

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.

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13 Jun 2006, 02:00
After some initial confusion I chose 'A' by POE..

But now coming back to the initial hiccup I had, can any one clarify on the usage of 2 verbs going hand in hand next to one another in the original stem - permits compensating is it correct ??
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13 Jun 2006, 02:35
"Permits Compensation" should be correct, however this grouping is not very common. Most commonly, the word 'in' is between such word groups.
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13 Jun 2006, 02:37
Try 'helps negotiating' as an example for better understanding.
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13 Jun 2006, 04:23
GMATPsycho wrote:
Try 'helps negotiating' as an example for better understanding.

Sorry GMATPSYCHO.. Still not clear.. Also I found something strange in OG 10th edition Being a United States Citizen. I thought it should have been an United States Citizen.
Did not expect these unpleasant surprises...
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13 Jun 2006, 04:55
'A' and 'an' signal that the noun modified is indefinite, referring to any member of a group. These indefinite articles are used with singular nouns when the noun is general; the corresponding indefinite quantity word some is used for plural general nouns.

The rule is:
a + singular noun beginning with a consonant: a boy, a dog
an + singular noun beginning with a vowel: an elephant, an umbrella
a + singular noun beginning with a consonant sound: a user (sounds like 'yoo-zer,' i.e. begins with a consonant 'y' sound, so 'a' is used)
some + plural noun: some girls

If the noun is modified by an adjective, the choice between a and an depends on the initial sound of the adjective that immedately follows the article:

a broken egg
an unusual problem
a European country (sounds like 'yer-o-pi-an,' i.e. begins with consonant 'y' sound)
Similarly, a United States citizen (sounds like 'ye-night-ed')

Does this atleast answer your question on 'a' and 'an'???
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13 Jun 2006, 07:13
damage to....injury to....

Select (A) and click confirm
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13 Jun 2006, 07:34
Compensating for and damage to are correct idioms - A for me
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13 Jun 2006, 17:34
GMATPsycho wrote:
'A' and 'an' signal that the noun modified is indefinite, referring to any member of a group. These indefinite articles are used with singular nouns when the noun is general; the corresponding indefinite quantity word some is used for plural general nouns.

The rule is:
a + singular noun beginning with a consonant: a boy, a dog
an + singular noun beginning with a vowel: an elephant, an umbrella
a + singular noun beginning with a consonant sound: a user (sounds like 'yoo-zer,' i.e. begins with a consonant 'y' sound, so 'a' is used)
some + plural noun: some girls

If the noun is modified by an adjective, the choice between a and an depends on the initial sound of the adjective that immedately follows the article:

a broken egg
an unusual problem
a European country (sounds like 'yer-o-pi-an,' i.e. begins with consonant 'y' sound)
Similarly, a United States citizen (sounds like 'ye-night-ed')

Does this atleast answer your question on 'a' and 'an'???

Thank you GMATPsycho. I appreciate it.

As everything else,some how, this theory should have escape my memory long time ago..

Pronounciations are unique and distinct these days..We some time act as intrepeters for native english speakers (it has happened to us in North Asia and even in Australia..no offense guys...Just sharing my thoughts. .)
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13 Jun 2006, 18:48
Must be A.

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.

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2. Remove the bold part of the sentence and then try the choices.
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12 Oct 2013, 16:39
kedarthumma 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

Pls explain your answers.

Has to be (A) all other answer distort the meaning
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