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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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01 Nov 2007, 16:03
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I also like D.

A) "with the intention to" is not necessary and wordy can change it to "intended"

B) they refers to Alsaka and therefore wrong. It would have been ok if it were state and not possessive "state's economy" Also sentence is wordy

C) Correct

D) Use of its is ambiguous. Pronoun should be as close as the noun. Here also there are several singular nouns (sale, oil etc) and therefore use of it is not correct.

E) same as B

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01 Nov 2007, 19:16
abiswas wrote:
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

Its btwn DC, but its in D is kinda ambigious. Also its suggests that Alaska is the only one that exhausts its oil.
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01 Nov 2007, 22:58
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I also like D.

A) "with the intention to" is not necessary and wordy can change it to "intended"

B) they refers to Alsaka and therefore wrong. It would have been ok if it were state and not possessive "state's economy" Also sentence is wordy

C) Correct

D) Use of its is ambiguous. Pronoun should be as close as the noun. Here also there are several singular nouns (sale, oil etc) and therefore use of it is not correct.

E) same as B

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I thought 'its' is correct usage. thanks for the explanation.
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02 Nov 2007, 07:45
OA is C
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06 Nov 2007, 18:23
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OA is C

Can someone explain why C is correct? I was stuck between A & C, but I picked A....
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06 Nov 2007, 20:07
abiswas wrote:
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

But in C its is missing. Still I am confuse with D over C.
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07 Nov 2007, 17:38
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abiswas wrote:
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 - Its over here is ambiguous - it could refer to "States economy"
(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 - Correct
(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

thanks Spider, I overlooked "its"...."its" could refer to "State economy" or "Alaska"....stupid mistake on my part...C it is
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21 May 2008, 05:56
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I agree that the "its" in D is wrong.
But there are other problems with D as well...

(D) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after exhausting its oil reserves

Fix the "its"

(D) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after exhausting the state's oil reserves

73. Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after exhausting the state's oil reserves.

-- there seems to be a tense problem though I can't pinpoint exactly what.
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21 May 2008, 06:10
I get C as well.

(D) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after exhausting its oil reserves

This makes it sound like the fund will exhaust it's own reserves.
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29 Jul 2010, 08:27
nice explanation for not selecting D by Indian Jaguar
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31 Jul 2010, 13:00
am the only one that thinks D sounds awkward? C is definitely it from the start.
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02 Aug 2010, 21:11
C it is..

This is an easy one though... I think D is wrong because it mentions exhausting rather than its.
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04 Aug 2010, 21:16
This one is hard, you have the idiom of intention/intended to, and the pronouns of they/it. Whenever I see an "it" or "they", I always check that first to see if it is VERY clear what they are pointing to.

"its oil reserves" are shown as belonging to the economy, not the state, so those are wrong, leaving c and E.

However, E has a "they" pointing to the fund, and fund isn't really what should be pointed to, should be pointed to Alaska (Alaska intends to sustain)

I like to replace the "it"s and "they"s with teh nearest noun and see if it still makes sense.
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20 Sep 2010, 14:06
this one has not been clarified yet
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20 Sep 2010, 14:20
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this one has not been clarified yet

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.

Comma is redundant (A) fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves
Too wordy (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
Wrong (D) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after exhausting its oil reserves
Meaning changed - fund will be sustained after oil reserves are exhausted (E) fund that they intend to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted
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27 Jul 2011, 22:48
Is there any other to prefer C over D except pronoun reference error for Its?
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28 Jul 2011, 03:46
I did this Q by pronoun issue.
Only in C we use correct one.

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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 - its refers to economy by need to country, because country's reserve and not state's economy reserve
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the state’s economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves - incorrectly refer to Alaska which is singular and not plural
(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 refers to economy by need to country, because country's reserve and not state's economy reserve
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted - incorrectly refer to Alaska which is singular and not plural
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28 Jul 2011, 10:52
D) usage of "its" is ambiguous. C is more clearer and simple.
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