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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



Why is this C and not D? C even uses passive

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"its" has an unclear referent. The passive is usually, but not always, incorrect.

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Yeah I was battling with C and D as well. Passive vs. illogical referent of its and a dangling modifier for exhausting. So went with C.

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New post 13 Nov 2006, 11:50
choice c.

in d..what does its refer to ??? econony or alaska??

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