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# Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale

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73. Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.

(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves
(C) fund intended to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after oil reserves are exhausted
(D) fund intended to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after exhausting its oil reserves
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after oil reserves are exhausted

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14 May 2005, 17:10
As it is A lokks better. but if there is a typo, go with C.

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14 May 2005, 17:52
could it be D?

alaska regulary deposits.... after oil reserves are exhausted.

anything to do with keeping the verb active?

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15 May 2005, 13:01
C changes the meaning . Alaska desposits in the fund becasue Alaska has the intention to sustain the economy not the fund ..

so A sounds good to me .

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15 May 2005, 13:10
IMO:

the correct form is intended + infinitive or intention of + gerund

will choose C

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15 May 2005, 19:45
(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves
correct
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves
"the intention of which" is so weird, I don't think it's idiomatic
(C) fund intended to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after oil reserves are exhausted
it's not the fund that is going to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after oil reserves are exhausted, the meaning is different
(D) fund intended to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after exhausting its oil reserves
it's not the fund that is going to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after oil reserves are exhausted, the meaning is different
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after oil reserves are exhausted
the construction is grammatically wrong "the fund that they intend to sustain"

clear A for me

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15 May 2005, 23:17
A for me.

fund intended to sustain, sounds as if the fund is intending rather than the state Alaska.

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16 May 2005, 05:42
The OA is C.

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16 May 2005, 07:33
WinWinMBA,

shouldn`t there be a comma after fund in choice C?

Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, intended to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after oil reserves are exhausted.

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07 Oct 2005, 20:14
Folks,

I ran into problems with this one ; but still i get no explaination of why C (OE) is correct over A.

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07 Oct 2005, 20:24
hkm_gmat wrote:
Folks,

I ran into problems with this one ; but still i get no explaination of why C (OE) is correct over A.

I'm usually not very good at explaining things, but I'll try!
In A there are two things that rankle me - first, the use of passive voice - after going through many of the questions and responses here in the forums, looks to me like ETS people have an aversion for passive voice! The second is "with the intention" is followed better by "of" than "to". This problem is avoided in C, where I don't see any other points of contention, but as people have noted, a comma in C, after "fund" would make it better, I guess.
The other options don't need the scrutiny, I think.
Hope I helped!

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