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Ideally, the professional career diplomat should help in the ongoing maintenance of an effective American foreign policy despite changes in administration.
(A) in the ongoing maintenance of
(B) in the maintaining of
(C) maintain
(D) to maintain and continue
(E) the maintenance of

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New post 07 Jul 2004, 04:10
will go with (A)
Not too sure of reasoning... Just a guess...
(C) & (E) are definitely out because they lack required preposition.
Among rest of options (A) sounds best to me.
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New post 07 Jul 2004, 04:33
tricky one, my answer is C

I think it is possible to use "help" without "to"
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Q) Ideally, the professional career diplomat should help in the ongoing maintenance of an effective American foreign policy despite changes in administration.
(A) in the ongoing maintenance of
(B) in the maintaining of
(C) maintain
(D) to maintain and continue
(E) the maintenance of

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Syamee, if it's not too much trouble, please remember to underline the part to be corrected. :-D Thanks!

I agree with C.

A - redundant 'ongoing maintenance'

the meaning of maintain = to keep in existence or continuance, to preserve - we can assume that maintenance is ongoing

D - redundant 'maintain and continue' - same as above

B & E - don't sound right, I'm sure SC gurus can explain it better than that
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yes smashing, ongoing maintenance is redundant. C is best
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(C) is best, same reasoning as Smashing's
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New post 07 Jul 2004, 20:34
Ya!.. OA is C

But "Should Help maintain ...." sound incorrect to me.

smashing grace can you explain this line

it should be "should help to maintain"

i agree that remaining choices are incorrect. what is wrong with E?
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