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googled for this question and looks like the answer is C
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I narrowed it down to C and D. Can someone explain the difference between these two options?

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Has to be A. Could someone explain how it is C?

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am the only one that thinks D sounds awkward? C is definitely it from the start.
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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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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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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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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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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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This one has not been clarified yet.
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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.

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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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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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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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

Can someone explain why "..... fund intended to..." is working on this sentence? I can't understand what role does "intended to" play here?

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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

Can someone explain why "..... fund intended to..." is working on this sentence? I can't understand what role does "intended to" play here?

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"Intended to" is playing the same role as "designed for" is playing in the following sentence.

"City Mayor is planning to approve the budget of a water park designed specially for kids".
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between A and C
A: WITH here is an adverb that is modifying the verb Deposits, grammatically there is nothing wrong with the sentence but compared to C it's much wordier.
C: Intended here is an adjective that is modifying FUND, in other words it's describing the function of the fund, so it's more concise and better worded.
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shrouded : Whats wrong with ' with the intention to' ?
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I understand why intended to.. but
why not D, can someone explain?
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I understand why intended to.. but
why not D, can someone explain?
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