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# Asset allocators create portfolios, often in the form of

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Asset allocators create portfolios, often in the form of mutual funds, with the intention to turn in good results in both ‘bull” and “bear” markets.

(A) with the intention
(B) the intention of which is
(C) intended
(D) and intending
(E) so intended as
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Why C is better than A?
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20 Apr 2011, 01:37
C is better than A because

"Intended" ... verb form... correctly modifies the verb "create".... whereas "with the intension" is wordy, and "intension" in the noun form. According to Manhattan advance sentence correction section convert nouns to verbs to make sentence precise and short

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According to me, there are two problems with A.
The major one is that A is changing the implied meaning of the sentence. What is intended to give good results? Portfolios, or asset allocators? Answer is portfolios. A implies that the allocators themselves, not the portfolios, will turn in good results. That doesn't make sense.
Another problem is the idiom- intention of turning in is better than intention to turn in, idiom-wise.

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20 May 2011, 22:30
The issue in A is wrong idiomatic expression.--with the X of is correct expression
not with the X to.
B-is wordy and awkward.
C-is concise and clear form to denote the intention of allocates.
D-create and intending to separate action performed by the allocates-incorrect
E--awkward and grammatically incorrect

C- is winner here

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21 May 2011, 02:51
rojans wrote:
The issue in A is wrong idiomatic expression.--with the X of is correct expression
not with the X to.
B-is wordy and awkward.
C-is concise and clear form to denote the intention of allocates.
D-create and intending to separate action performed by the allocates-incorrect
E--awkward and grammatically incorrect

C- is winner here

Can anyone confirm that there's a problem with the idiom? 'with the intention of [gerund]' and 'with the intention to [infinitive]' are both correct in my book.

I think the only mistake here is around modifyers.

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21 May 2011, 19:24
C is the winner. all the others does not fit here.

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21 Sep 2017, 07:25
sir is this OA correct i seem to have a big doubt.

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24 Sep 2017, 00:17
Asset allocators create portfolios, often in the form of mutual funds, with the intention to turn in good results in both ‘bull” and “bear” markets.

(A) with the intention
preposition phrase "with the intention to turn in good results in both ‘bull” and “bear” markets" modify "portfolios"
portfolios with the intention : nonsensical meaning

(B) the intention of which is
Incorrect
(C) intended
Correct : Modifies 'portfolios' correctly
(D) and intending
parallelism issue : Incorrect
(E) so intended as
Incorrect

Can prepositional phrase "with the intention to turn in good results in both ‘bull” and “bear” markets" modify 'verb - create' ?

Experts pls help

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24 Sep 2017, 03:45
udaymathapati wrote:
Asset allocators create portfolios, often in the form of mutual funds, with the intention to turn in good results in both ‘bull” and “bear” markets.

(A) with the intention
(B) the intention of which is
(C) intended
(D) and intending
(E) so intended as
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Why C is better than A?

Hi Experts

Please the difference between A and C
Both seem correct to me
I chose solely on the basis of concision .
Please explain what aspects of grammar this question is testing ?
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24 Sep 2017, 04:18
udaymathapati wrote:
Asset allocators create portfolios, often in the form of mutual funds, with the intention to turn in good results in both ‘bull” and “bear” markets.

(A) with the intention
(B) the intention of which is
(C) intended
(D) and intending
(E) so intended as
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Why C is better than A?

noun+intended to do something is an idiom. "with intention to do" can modify the subject of main clause. here , the meaning should be "noun+intended to do" . the meaning " subject +with intention to do" is not logic here.
if we know the above idiom, our mind can realize which of two meaning is more logic.

that is all. dont thingk too much.

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