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The state has proposed new rules that would set minimum [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2005, 03:48
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The state has proposed new rules that would set minimum staffing levels for nurses, rules intended to ensure that at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room.

A. rules intended to ensure that at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room
B. rules with the intent of ensuring one nurse at least to be assigned for every four patients to be put through triage in a hospital emergency room
C. rules intending to ensure at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients in a hospital emergency room put through triage
D. with the intent of ensuring that at least one nurse should be assigned for every four patients in a hospital emergency room that are put through triage
E. and this is intended to ensure one nurse at least to be assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2005, 07:09
A is the best choice.


B. rules with the intent of ensuring one nurse at least to be assigned for every four patients to be put through triage in a hospital emergency room
- somewhat alters the meaning, and the expression is awkward.

C. rules intending to ensure at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients in a hospital emergency room put through triage
- rules don't actively intend to do something. rule-makers do.

D. with the intent of ensuring that at least one nurse should be assigned for every four patients in a hospital emergency room that are put through triage
- again, with the intent of... is one expression that GMAT hates a lot !

E. and this is intended to ensure one nurse at least to be assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room
- this refers to...? these would be a correct pronoun. (rules)
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2005, 18:49
Yes A is just fine.

Need that after ensure...

A. rules intended to ensure that at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room

B. rules with the intent of ensuring one nurse at least to be assigned for every four patients to be put through triage in a hospital emergency room
- out, rules have an intent. dont need to be...
C. rules intending to ensure at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients in a hospital emergency room put through triage
out - intending is modifying rules...bad choice.
D. with the intent of ensuring that at least one nurse should be assigned for every four patients in a hospital emergency room that are put through triage
- out dont like should be... no sentence in gmat is correct with should be...
E. and this is intended to ensure one nurse at least to be assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room
- changes the meaning.. atleast should modify the number of nurses... awkward construction...
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The oa is A.
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Re: SC: nurse [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2011, 04:57
why is rules intended and not rules intending?
The rules are not receiving the intention (intended), but "performing" the intention (intending).

Please clarify.
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Re: SC: nurse   [#permalink] 06 Jan 2011, 04:57
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