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# In spite of federal subsidizing of public transportation

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In spite of federal subsidizing of public transportation systems massively and major local efforts to persuade the public to use public transportation, mass transit has been steadily losing patronage to the private automobile for the past thirty years.
(A) In spite of federal subsidizing of public transportation systems massively and major local efforts to persuade
(B) In spite of massive federal subsidizing of public transportation systems and major efforts locally at persuading
(C) Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and the making of major efforts locally to persuade
(D) Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and major local efforts to persuade
(E) Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and making major local efforts at persuading
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24 Jan 2005, 03:18
(D) for me as well.

Used POE.

A - In spite of federal subsidizing of public transportation systems massively: massively doesn't make any sense here

B - In spite of massive federal subsidizing of public transportation systems and major efforts locally at persuading: locally is not used in the right context.

C - Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and the making of major efforts locally to persuade: making is redundant

E - Despite massive federal subsidies to public transportation systems and making major local efforts at persuading: making is redundant + "efforts at persuading" is not the most preferred usage.
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24 Jan 2005, 05:51
OA is D.
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24 Jan 2005, 09:17
Isn't "federal subsidies to public transportation" incorrect?

i rejected d because of this.can smeone please explain the usage.
24 Jan 2005, 09:17
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