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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

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

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12 Nov 2006, 04:17
"its" has an unclear referent. The passive is usually, but not always, incorrect.

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12 Nov 2006, 09:34
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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13 Nov 2006, 11:50
choice c.

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

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Re: SC - Oil reserves   [#permalink] 13 Nov 2006, 11:50
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