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# Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale

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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

Which do you think is the right answer?
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20 Aug 2006, 22:38
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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

Which do you think is the right answer?

A -
B - pronoun reference, redundancy
C -
D - distorts meaning, there's nothing about Alaska itself is 'exhausting' its oil reserves
E-messed up

I'm leaning with (C), "exhaustion of oil reserves" in (A) doesn't feel right. However, I'm not too happy with the "after oil reserves are exhausted" - it should probably be "after its oil reserves are exhausted".
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20 Aug 2006, 22:39
(A) uses the expression "exhaustion of" which i think is a passive usage...came down to (C) or (D)...I chose (D)....answer is (C)....dont see what is wrong with (D)
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20 Aug 2006, 22:40
svs9j 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

Which do you think is the right answer?

With the exception of C, others all look too wordy or awkward.
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20 Aug 2006, 22:42
There's hardly a difference between C and D...can't identify any error in D..Why not D?
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There's hardly a difference between C and D...can't identify any error in D..Why not D?

D seems to imply that Alaska wants the fund to take care of itself, after it (Alaska) has caused the 'exhausting' of oil reserves - this isn't true. I agree one could argue that "exhausting its oil reserves" does not mean the state itself does not do that, but it is still ambiguous. Or that's what I felt :)
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20 Aug 2006, 22:49
Could it also be that the pronoun "its" in (D) is not required?
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20 Aug 2006, 23:05
svs9j wrote:
(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

Which do you think is the right answer?

Between "oil reserves are exhausted" and " exhausting its oil reserves", my preference to C was because it avoids "ing", I remember reading somewhere that , if you can avoid using "ing" and you have another choice that doesn't use "ing" go with that.
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21 Aug 2006, 02:47
svs9j wrote:
Could it also be that the pronoun "its" in (D) is not required?

exhausting in D changes the meaning of the sentence. As if the the "funds" are exhausting the revenues.

A is overly wordy and passive.

(C) is clearly the best here.
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21 Aug 2006, 04:13
Caught between A and C.

A looks more wordy . C is more simple.

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21 Aug 2006, 04:39
OA is (C)
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21 Aug 2006, 05:34
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Nothing wrong with A.

with the intention to ... is wrong

Either intend to or with the intention of or intent on... is correct.

It's close b/w C & D but chose C as D seems to distort the meaning by impyling that Alaska is intentially doing it to use the fund...but ti is more as and when the oil reserves exhaust, the fund can be used.
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21 Aug 2006, 12:40
I picked C if anyone believes me

A has awkward comma... which looks like it intos a wrong modifier.
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21 Aug 2006, 13:37
(C) fund intended to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after oil reserves are exhausted
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