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# After the Vietnam war Bettye Granther, a U.S. Army nurse,

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69. After the Vietnam war Bettye Granther, a U.S. Army nurse, continued her efforts on behalf of injured Vietnamese children, providing medical care, helping to reunite estranged families, and the establishment of a fund for the childrenâ€™s future education.
(A) the establishment of a fund for the childrenâ€™s future education
(B) the establishing of a fund for the future education of children
(C) establishing a fund for the childrenâ€™s future education
(D) establishing a fund for the childrensâ€™ future education
(E) the establishment of a fund for the childrensâ€™ future education

Can anyone please explain the difference between children's and childrens'

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31 Oct 2006, 06:01
only C.

children is already plural. There is NO such word as children + s.
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31 Oct 2006, 06:39
childrens as a word does not exist, as children is already a plural of child. Therefore C
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31 Oct 2006, 07:27
C.

We always add ('s) for singulars but for the plural words ending with (s) e.g friends, we use friends'.
Though children is plural word but it does not end with 's' so we will use children's (not childrens')
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10 Jul 2007, 18:49
Guys,
Can someone explain me why B is not right? Thanks in advance.
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11 Jul 2007, 00:00
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Guys,
Can someone explain me why B is not right? Thanks in advance.

Hey Eyunni,

The list must be paralell. If you look, the list starts w/ verbs ending with -ing (i.e. providing, helping, etc.). The end of the list must be paralell with the others--so choices are between C and D since they start with "establishing..."

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11 Jul 2007, 06:11
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Guys,
Can someone explain me why B is not right? Thanks in advance.

Hey Eyunni,

The list must be paralell. If you look, the list starts w/ verbs ending with -ing (i.e. providing, helping, etc.). The end of the list must be paralell with the others--so choices are between C and D since they start with "establishing..."

-JJ

JJ,
Just to clarify, do you mean to say that in
(B) the *establishing* of a fund for the future education of children

"the" is the problem? Could you have changed your answer if "the" in B did not exist? Also, what is the difference between these two clauses:
"establishing of a fund for the future education of children" and "establishing a fund for the future education of children"?.

I would really appreciate my doubt is clarified.
Thanks.
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