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The water supply of New York City was endangered by the [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2008, 21:35
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The water supply of New York City was endangered by the deterioration of the old tunnels, the drought in much of New York State, and funds being scarce for the completing of new tunnels.

A) funds being scarce for the completing of
B) scarce funds with which to complete
C) the scarcity of funds for the completing of
D) the scarcity of funds with which to complete
E) scarce funds to complete
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Re: SC - funds being scarce [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2008, 23:40
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The water supply of New York City was endangered by the deterioration of the old tunnels, the drought in much of New York State, and funds being scarce for the completing of new tunnels.

A) funds being scarce for the completing of
B) scarce funds with which to complete
C) the scarcity of funds for the completing of
D) the scarcity of funds with which to complete
E) scarce funds to complete


it is the scarcity of funds the reason, not the scarce funds. I think OA is D
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Re: SC - funds being scarce [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 00:37
GHIBI wrote:
The water supply of New York City was endangered by the deterioration of the old tunnels, the drought in much of New York State, and funds being scarce for the completing of new tunnels.

A) funds being scarce for the completing of
B) scarce funds with which to complete
C) the scarcity of funds for the completing of
D) the scarcity of funds with which to complete
E) scarce funds to complete


To be honest, I was unsettled between D and E at first, but I am going for D.

parallelism, the deterioration of the old tunnels, the drought in ... and the scarcity of funds ...

what's the OA?
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Re: SC - funds being scarce [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 21:49
OA is D.
But why D is better than C.
"the completing of" VS. "which to complete"?

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Re: SC - funds being scarce [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2008, 22:11
I selected C initially, but D is better than C
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Re: SC - funds being scarce [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2008, 07:28
"for the completing" is awkward

in this case "for the completion" would be better
Re: SC - funds being scarce   [#permalink] 22 Jan 2008, 07:28
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