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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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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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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



Answer to this is C.

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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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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OA is C

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Between C & D, C for me. I like the exhausted better than the exhausting.

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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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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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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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IMO C

(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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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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it is pretty difficult to select b/w c and d.. both are equally good

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nice explanation for not selecting D by Indian Jaguar

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New post 29 Jul 2010, 07:48
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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