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# By showing that South Africa does not have a free market and

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By showing that South Africa does not have a free market and is in fact a kind of collectivist welfare state for Whites only, Sowell argues that American conservatives have no valid ideological grounds to be in sympathy with the Pretoria regime.

(A) to be in sympathy with
(B) to sympathize with
(C) for sympathizing with
(D) that they should sympathize with
(E) that they should have sympathy for
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11 Nov 2005, 08:13
to sympathize is the correct idiom.

so B is the right answer.
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11 Nov 2005, 09:31
christoph wrote:
nakib77 wrote:
to sympathize is the correct idiom.

so B is the right answer.

"to sympathize" is an infinitive !

So what if "to sympathize" is infinitive? Can you please explain why you did not choose the answer B?
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11 Nov 2005, 09:39
C...ground for makes more sense...pplease post OA....

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11 Nov 2005, 09:39
remgeo wrote:
christoph wrote:
nakib77 wrote:
to sympathize is the correct idiom.

so B is the right answer.

"to sympathize" is an infinitive !

So what if "to sympathize" is infinitive? Can you please explain why you did not choose the answer B?
These are the questions I always get wrong

"infinitive" is the verb + to. i did not choose B) b/c its "grounds for" and not "grounds to".
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11 Nov 2005, 09:41
rahulraao wrote:
By showing that South Africa does not have a free market and is in fact a kind of collectivist welfare state for Whites only, Sowell argues that American conservatives have no valid ideological grounds to be in sympathy with the Pretoria regime.

(A) to be in sympathy with
(B) to sympathize with
(C) for sympathizing with
(D) that they should sympathize with
(E) that they should have sympathy for

I vote for C. ground for~ makes it the best choice.

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11 Nov 2005, 10:00
Another one for C. Grounds for is the correct idiom.

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11 Nov 2005, 17:31
Grounds for it is.....OA is C!
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15 Nov 2005, 04:57
Straight C.
....grounds for... is the correct usage

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