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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 stateтАЩs economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.

(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves
(C) fund intended to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after oil reserves are exhausted
(D) fund intended to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after exhausting its oil reserves
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after oil reserves are exhausted

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Why is the answer C but not D?

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22 Apr 2007, 17:28
D changes the meaning

after exhausting its oil reserves

the intention is not to sustain economy after exhausting reserves but

the intention is to sustain economy after reserves are exhausted

C it is
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22 Apr 2007, 17:30
More over its in D is ambiguous

its can refer to Alaska or economy
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22 Apr 2007, 22:47
[quote="leeye84"]73. Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special [u]fund, with the intention to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.[/u]

Straight (C)

(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves
--- worng: 'the exhaustion of its oil reserves' is awkward; in addition, I don't think that using ', with...' is correct...
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves
--- worng: pronoun 'they' is wrongly referring to the subject 'Alaska' (singular)
(C) fund intended to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after oil reserves are exhausted
--- correct
(D) fund intended to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after exhausting its oil reserves
---- wrong: changes the meaning; 'after exhausting its oil reserves' sounds like if the 'fund' were exhausting the oil reserves!
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after oil reserves are exhausted
---- wrong: again, same problem with the pronoun 'they', the subject is 'Alaska' (singular)

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23 Apr 2007, 03:17
In addition to Aim Higher's comments - exhausting points to funds - creating a false impression that the funds would exhaust the oil reserves.

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23 Apr 2007, 13:12
leeye84 wrote:
73. Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.

(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves
(C) fund intended to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after oil reserves are exhausted
(D) fund intended to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after exhausting its oil reserves
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the stateтАЩs economy after oil reserves are exhausted

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Why is the answer C but not D?

D- Changes the meaning of the sentences. It means the funds are exhausting the oil reserves

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