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
(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.
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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