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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 children’s future education.
(A) the establishment of a fund for the children’s future education
(B) the establishing of a fund for the future education of children
(C) establishing a fund for the children’s future education
(D) establishing a fund for the childrens’ future education
(E) the establishment of a fund for the childrens’ future education
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21 Jul 2007, 13:12
I would C. Establishing is ll to providing and helping and I believe children's is correct.
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21 Jul 2007, 22:42
Why is children's not childrens' correct? Thanks.
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22 Jul 2007, 06:24
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Why is children's not childrens' correct? Thanks.

The fund is FOR the Children's future education NOT for the Future education itself (Childrens' future education means FUTURE EDUCATION BELONGING TO THE CHILDREN)
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24 Jul 2007, 17:17
Sorry, I am still a bit confused between children's and childrens'. Please explain.
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Children is already plural, so the plural possessive would be children's, not childrens'.

If the plural form of a word ends in "s", such as dogs, to make it possessive, add the apostrophe after the "s" (dogs' collars). But if the plural ends in another letter, such as deer or children, to make it possessive add the apostrophe before the "s" (deer's antlers, children's education)
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14 Mar 2008, 10:17
Robin, thanks. This is a helpful explanation.
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14 Mar 2008, 11:23
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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 children’s future education.
(A) the establishment of a fund for the children’s future education
(B) the establishing of a fund for the future education of children
(C) establishing a fund for the children’s future education
(D) establishing a fund for the childrens’ future education
(E) the establishment of a fund for the childrens’ future education

Certainly C as children is already in plural.
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14 Mar 2008, 12:02
whenever there is an apostrophe after S, like Childrens', it should be understood as something possessive to Childrens, which is not correct.
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18 Jun 2008, 14:24
Robin in NC wrote:
Children is already plural, so the plural possessive would be children's, not childrens'.

If the plural form of a word ends in "s", such as dogs, to make it possessive, add the apostrophe after the "s" (dogs' collars). But if the plural ends in another letter, such as deer or children, to make it possessive add the apostrophe before the "s" (deer's antlers, children's education)

Good explanation Robin...

I went with C as well...
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01 Aug 2011, 23:37
I went with D , but got the explaination , wasnt aware of this difference in plurals
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02 Aug 2011, 10:42
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 children’s future education.
(A) the establishment of a fund for the children’s future education
The establishment is not parallel with providing and helping.
(B) the establishing of a fund for the future education of children
"The establishing" is not parallel with providing and helping.
(C) establishing a fund for the children’s future education
correct
(D) establishing a fund for the childrens’ future education
Children is already plural, so childrens doesn't make any sense.
(E) the establishment of a fund for the childrens’ future education
The establishment is not parallel with providing and helping.
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