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686. The aim of the new regulations is to make it easier for prospective homeowners to have funds available for energy improvement in their new houses.
(A) to make it easier for prospective homeowners to have
(B) to make easier for prospective homeowners the having of
(C) making it easier for prospective homeowners so they can have
(D) that prospective homeowners more easily can have
(E) for prospective homeowners to more easily have
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Re: SC - The aim of the new regulations... [#permalink] New post 19 May 2013, 09:03
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A.

also, can please some one tell me if we can put anything between to and the verb, as was done in E? to more easily have? i crossed E because of this structure


I think that that is called a split infinitive, and it is always wrong.

Could anybody corroborate that?


The 'IT' used in the above sentence is the "Placeholder It" for infinitive phrase "to have funds available "(see Manhattan guide page # 235) .
eg -" To resist temptation is futile " is awkward when we compare to sentence " it is futile to resist temptation " which is better than the previous one .
The It here is placeholder for phrase to resist temptation .
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2005, 07:07
D and E are simply babbles. C is out because 'aim' is 'to do', not 'doing'. In A, 'it' is unnecessary. B is the answer.

PS - underline the word 'to' in the question also.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2005, 07:14
A it is...B is out because of the tense conflict with "make" and "having".
c-e are awkward.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2005, 07:17
fresinha12 wrote:
A it is...B is out because of the tense conflict with "make" and "having".
c-e are awkward.


i think 'it' is unneccessary in A, then y have u selected it
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2005, 07:20
I would go with A. The having in B seems to be pretty confusing for me.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2005, 18:38
(A) it is..

We can read it like this:

The aim of the new regulations is to make something easier for prospective homeowners

something (can be Noun or Pronoun. here it is Pronount --> it)

"it" refere to Noun --> "to have funds available for energy improvement in their new houses".

All other choices are having awkward construction.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2005, 22:09
Any answer but A sounds silly.
Regarding wether "it" is necessary. I would say yes... someone gets justifiable clue?
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2005, 23:12
A it is.

Highlighted below are reasons why others are not.

(B) to make easier for prospective homeowners the having of
(C) making it easier for prospective homeowners so they can have AIM IS MAKING IT EASIER. [Aim of a rule is to make something, it undefined.]
(D) that prospective homeowners more easily can have
(E) for prospective homeowners to more easily have [ rambling no sense.]
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2005, 09:43
"it" in "A" can not refer to "regulations" (number consistency)

"it" in "A" refers to " to have funds avilable-------"

hence A should be the answere.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2005, 10:14
I would go with 'E'

'it' in 'A' has no antecedent, so among the choices left I prefer 'E'
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2005, 10:15
(A)...
OA is??
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2005, 11:36
all answers are not perfect. would choose A is on test
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2005, 05:55
In test,I would go with A.
But in the forum I will go with E. A is an easy answer,so one wouldnt post a question with easy answer here. :)
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Re: SC - The aim of the new regulations... [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2010, 19:10
OA is A
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686. The aim of the new regulations is to make it easier for prospective homeowners to have funds available for energy improvement in their new houses.
(A) to make it easier for prospective homeowners to have
(B) to make easier for prospective homeowners the having of
(C) making it easier for prospective homeowners so they can have
(D) that prospective homeowners more easily can have
(E) for prospective homeowners to more easily have
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Re: SC - The aim of the new regulations... [#permalink] New post 02 May 2010, 08:07
reply2spg wrote:
OA is A


Thanks! The question was discussed 5 years ago and nobody put the OA. Finally you appeared, and set all the differences apart.
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Re: SC - The aim of the new regulations... [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2010, 05:21
I agree that A sounds best. However, I dont catch why the "it" is actually needed. Could anybody elaborate on that?

The same sentence without "it" wouldnt it be right?

The aim of the new regulations is to make easier for prospective homeowners to have funds available for energy improvement in their new houses.

Thanks!
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Re: SC - The aim of the new regulations... [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2010, 09:39
A.

also, can please some one tell me if we can put anything between to and the verb, as was done in E? to more easily have? i crossed E because of this structure
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Re: SC - The aim of the new regulations... [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2010, 11:25
kt00381n wrote:
A.

also, can please some one tell me if we can put anything between to and the verb, as was done in E? to more easily have? i crossed E because of this structure


I think that that is called a split infinitive, and it is always wrong.

Could anybody corroborate that?
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Re: SC - The aim of the new regulations...   [#permalink] 10 Dec 2010, 11:25
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