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# Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale

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29 Jul 2009, 10:53
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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 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

What would be the correct answer?
My opinion is D
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29 Jul 2009, 11:10
Between C & D, C for me. I like the exhausted better than the exhausting.
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29 Jul 2009, 12:49
A for me.

Alaska saves something with an intention....is correct.
Fund intended is wrong.....fund is intended to be used later is correct though...

What is the OA
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05 Sep 2009, 07:25
How can it be C?

Exhaustion of the state's oil reserves or exhaustion of all oil reserves.

By picking C won't we change the meaning of the original sentence.

It should be D, I think.

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05 Sep 2009, 09:13
yogesh_jain wrote:
73. 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

What would be the correct answer?
My opinion is D

1.) its is referring to state's economy, which is incorrect. It should refer to Alaska state.
2.) incorrect use of they.
3.) seems to be correct.
4.) it implies that the state is forcing the exhaustion of its oil reserves. incorrect
5.) incorrect use of they..
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(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves

its is ambiguous, it can refer to fund or Alaska. The preferred idiom is "with the intention of ..."

(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the state’s economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves

they and their do not agree in number with Alaska.

(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 ambiguous as in A

(E) fund that they intend to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted
they has no reference.
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27 Jun 2010, 23:31
gmate2010 wrote:
4.) it implies that the state is forcing the exhaustion of its oil reserves. incorrect

Would not agree on this explanation for D.
Exhausted is better than Exhausting over here.
Also, its is ambiguous as it cannot be clearly referred back to state of Alaska.
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29 Jul 2010, 08:25
it is pretty difficult to select b/w c and d.. both are equally good
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29 Jul 2010, 08:48
The guy who posted the question din't post the answer.. whats the point..

I am divided between A and C..
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29 Jul 2010, 21:17
I narrowed it down to C and D. Can someone explain the difference between these two options?
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29 Jul 2010, 22:31
Has to be A. Could someone explain how it is C?
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14 Aug 2010, 23:53
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The guy who posted the question din't post the answer.. whats the point..

I am divided between A and C..

Both A and C seem gramatically correct son.
A uses with in the relative modifier - remember with as a relative modifier is always intended as 'and is with'.
The problem with A is the incorrect idiom usage.

Remember 'intention of' !!!
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15 Aug 2010, 01:25
I am sure the answer is c. The word 'its' in choice A makes A incorrect, as 'its' could refer to the economy, the fund, or the state

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15 Aug 2010, 18:16
A it is.

its correctly refers to the state's. it is grammatically correct for a possessive noun to refer to a possessive pronoun. its is located close enough to the state's.

C changes the meaning. The intented meaning is state's reserves, not all reserves. The meaning is too ambiguous.

A fund cannot have an intent, the state of Alaska has an intent.
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20 Sep 2010, 14:04
This one has not been clarified yet.
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20 Sep 2010, 21:27
yogesh_jain wrote:
73. 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

What would be the correct answer?
My opinion is D

I choose 'D'.
The reaons y C can be wrong is, if u look at the choice it says "sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted"..after whose oil resources are exhausted? After alska's or after Arab? SO I felt D is better than C.
Please explain me where I am going wrong...
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21 Sep 2010, 04:23
yogesh_jain wrote:
73. 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

Not really sure about the OA but if i had to pick between D & C, I would pick C.

IMO, D has a passive tone and the pronoun 'it' has ambiguous antecedent - economy or state

Can any SC pro enlighten us on why the answer is correct or incorrect ?
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21 Feb 2012, 00:04
According to my document, the OA is C.
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21 Feb 2012, 02:25
(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves (where does "its" refer to?)
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the state’s economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves (too wordy - where do "they" and "their" refer to??)
(C) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted (Everything is clear here!)
(D) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after exhausting its oil reserves ("its"?? Who?? the economy's oil reserves??))
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted ("They"??)
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