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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 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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I go with (C).Because only (C) and (D) clearly explain that 'fund is intended to sustain..'And then (C) is better than (D) because of parallelism.

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OA is C

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doesn't looks fair to foreign student.

Did alaska depleted its oil reserves? Or did US depleted its oil reserves?
Is the fund intended to fix some mess? Or Alaska just want to do some good deed?

I have no idea, so I don't see anything wrong with A and C. But C seems to change the meaning of A .

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Viperace wrote:
doesn't looks fair to foreign student.

Did alaska depleted its oil reserves? Or did US depleted its oil reserves?
Is the fund intended to fix some mess? Or Alaska just want to do some good deed?

I have no idea, so I don't see anything wrong with A and C. But C seems to change the meaning of A .


A is wrong because.... among other things: 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

Can you clarify what its is modifying? economy or Alaska?

Secondly, C does not change the meaning of the sentence... it is less wordy and clearly refer that oil reserves are exhausted in Alaska....

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New post 19 Oct 2006, 01:28
SimaQ wrote:
Viperace wrote:
doesn't looks fair to foreign student.

Did alaska depleted its oil reserves? Or did US depleted its oil reserves?
Is the fund intended to fix some mess? Or Alaska just want to do some good deed?

I have no idea, so I don't see anything wrong with A and C. But C seems to change the meaning of A .


A is wrong because.... among other things: 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

Can you clarify what its is modifying? economy or Alaska?

Secondly, C does not change the meaning of the sentence... it is less wordy and clearly refer that oil reserves are exhausted in Alaska....


got it. The modifier problem.

Still, I feel that without the knowledge of what really happen, we are in disadvantage.

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New post 19 Oct 2006, 01:40
Of course we are :)

Myself is also a non native english speaker. I would recommend you a Manhattan GMAT Sentence Correction book, it really helped me to achieve some substantial breakthrough....

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New post 19 Oct 2006, 01:51
thanks dude ! :-D

best of luck~

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New post 19 Oct 2006, 04:54
(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves - its is ambiguos. OUT
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the state’s economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves - they has no antecedant. OUT
(C) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted - CORRECT
(D) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after exhausting its oil reserves - its is ambiguos. OUT
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted - they has no antecedant. OUT

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