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George Washington Carver dedicated his life to the economic

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George Washington Carver dedicated his life to the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops.
(A) the economic strengthening of the South with improvement of soil and diversification of crops
(B) strengthening the economy in the South with soil improvement and the diversification of crops
(C) strengthening the economy of the South through soil improvement and crop diversification
(D) the strengthening of the economy of the South through improving soil and crop diversifying
(E) the economic strengthening in the South with improving soil and diversifying crops
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02 Aug 2007, 18:39
Use of 'with' is wrong in A,B.
D and E indicated that action is still going on by the use of -ing words.

C it is.
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03 Aug 2007, 05:17
this one is from GMATprep but the OA is D
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03 Aug 2007, 05:33
Just when you think you know some, they throw you another curve ball...
I would have gone with C on this.

George Washington Carver dedicated his life to strengthening the economy of the South through soil improvement and crop diversification

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03 Aug 2007, 05:47
stevegt wrote:
this one is from GMATprep but the OA is D

can you label the title of the thread with GMATprep so that I wont accidentally read this thread?
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03 Aug 2007, 06:36
oops,, sorry guys the OA is C. I made a mistake. I agree with C too. :p
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03 Aug 2007, 07:46
I think best answer is C. But wouldn't the sentence be better with "strengthen the economy' instead of 'strengthening the economy'
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