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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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10 Sep 2005, 10:01
I think C is the right answer.

"after oil reserves are exhausted " is better than "after exhausting its oil reserves " , who is exhausting the reserves ???
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10 Sep 2005, 15:46
C.

In A, it looks like the funds have the intention
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11 Sep 2005, 23:51
D. If the subject of this sentence is in the active voice, than so should the predicate.
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12 Sep 2005, 00:01
Id vote for C. Usage of 'its' in D seems ambiguous! Whats the OA pls?
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12 Sep 2005, 21:18
D can't be right because it says that the fund will exhaust the state's oil reserves.

A and B are out because they are too wordy. "with the intention of" and "the intention of which."

E is awkward.

C is correct because the events logically flow together.
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12 Sep 2005, 23:59
Shud be C.

Reasons:

A : lengthy sentence

B : use of 'they' is not apt. shud be its

D : use of "exhausting it's reserves" sounds a bit odd 'coz the obvious question is 'who is exhausing those resources? is it just the state of any others?' - Not sure abt my reasoning.

E : improper pronoun shoud not be 'they'

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16 Sep 2005, 11:23
(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves

fund can't have an intention.
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves

their can't be used with singular Alaska
(C) fund intended to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after oil reserves are exhausted

Correct
(D) fund intended to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after exhausting its oil reserves

Suggests fund will exhaust the oil reserves
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after oil reserves are exhausted

they can't be used with singular alaska
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16 Sep 2005, 11:23
Since discussion is still on, count another one for C!
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07 Aug 2007, 08:15
OA is C.

ywilfred wrote:
Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the state's economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.

(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the state's economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves

(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the state's economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves

(C) fund intended to sustain the state's economy after oil reserves are exhausted

(D) fund intended to sustain the state's economy after exhausting its oil reserves

(E) fund that they intend to sustain the state's economy after oil reserves are exhausted
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07 Aug 2007, 08:25
Alaska regularly deposits profits from its sale of oil into a special
(C) fund intended to sustain the state's economy after oil reserves are exhausted
(D) fund intended to sustain the state's economy after exhausting its oil reserves

The “its” in D implies that the fund or Alaska is exhausting its oil reserves. Even though it is clear that the fund cannot logically exhaust oil reserves, we cannot choose D because of this slight ambiguity. We have a better alternative choice, C, which removes the situation and ambiguity of who is exhausting the oil supply.
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07 Aug 2007, 08:29
bmwhype2 wrote:
Alaska regularly deposits profits from its sale of oil into a special
(C) fund intended to sustain the state's economy after oil reserves are exhausted
(D) fund intended to sustain the state's economy after exhausting its oil reserves

The “its” in D implies that the fund or Alaska is exhausting its oil reserves. Even though it is clear that the fund cannot logically exhaust oil reserves, we cannot choose D because of this slight ambiguity. We have a better alternative choice, C, which removes the situation and ambiguity of who is exhausting the oil supply.

Thanks for the explanation. I picked D.
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07 Aug 2007, 08:31
beckee529 wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
Alaska regularly deposits profits from its sale of oil into a special
(C) fund intended to sustain the state's economy after oil reserves are exhausted
(D) fund intended to sustain the state's economy after exhausting its oil reserves

The “its” in D implies that the fund or Alaska is exhausting its oil reserves. Even though it is clear that the fund cannot logically exhaust oil reserves, we cannot choose D because of this slight ambiguity. We have a better alternative choice, C, which removes the situation and ambiguity of who is exhausting the oil supply.

Thanks for the explanation. I picked D.

no problem. i post my reasoning so that other can learn, but more importantly, so others can criticize my reasoning when i am wrong.
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07 Aug 2007, 08:37
ywilfred wrote:
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

I dont know the correct answer but I dont think C is right either.
I think C is missing "its" before oil reserves. Or else ambiguity remains that who oil reserves are we talking about .May be I am wrong.
Anyway can we have the OA please.
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07 Aug 2007, 11:36
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I think C is missing "its" before oil reserves

I think adding "its" before oil reserve makes the sentence more vague. It could be referring to the oil reserves of Alaska or the oil reserves of the fund.

the "its" is one of the reasons I went with C instead of D
07 Aug 2007, 11:36
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