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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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21 Jan 2006, 22:07
"They" in (E) is the wrong pronoun.

Take (D) for the active voice + brevity

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21 Jan 2006, 22:11
I don't see anything wrong with A.

It should be read as "Alaska does X with the intention to do Y".

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21 Jan 2006, 22:22
Its definitely between C and D.
I will go with C here.

D is saying that they are intentionally exhausting the oil reserves.
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21 Jan 2006, 22:30
ps_dahiya wrote:
Its definitely between C and D.
I will go with C here.

D is saying that they are intentionally exhausting the oil reserves.

C doesn`t specify whose oil reserves are being exhausted.

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21 Jan 2006, 23:12
ps_dahiya wrote:

D is saying that they are intentionally exhausting the oil reserves.

The last I heard, they are. Ever heard of Prudhoe Bay?

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22 Jan 2006, 15:15
Another vote for : C

The subject in this sentence is "Alaska" - singular, B and E are out bcos of the usage of "they"

D- seems to implies .. Alaska is in the process of exhausting - deliberately - hence, changes the meaning

A - "exhaustion of its oil reserve" - is a noun - need a verb form here.. I think

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22 Jan 2006, 17:03
I don't see anything wrong with A either. B, C and D make me feel as if it were the fund that had the intention. But I believe that it is the state (Alaska) that has the intention. E is out, because "they" has no referent.

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22 Jan 2006, 17:14
C for me as well. I would say it is pretty clear that we are talking about Alaska's oil.

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22 Jan 2006, 19:08
If "its" appears to refer to economy, then C is the one to go with.

I think I was wrong on the first try...

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22 Jan 2006, 20:30
The OA is C

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