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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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29 Jul 2008, 00:02
Idiom 1: grounds for [ gerund ]

Idiom 2: Isnt there another idiom :- grounds [ infinitive ]
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29 Jul 2008, 08:30
saravalli 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

They refer to --> whites or american conservatives.. D,E --> out

Between B and C for me..

grounds to decide
grounds to sympathize.. -? is it not idiomatic

any other reason to eliminate choice B.
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29 Jul 2008, 10:01
x2suresh wrote:
saravalli 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

They refer to --> whites or american conservatives.. D,E --> out

Between B and C for me..

grounds to decide
grounds to sympathize.. -? is it not idiomatic

any other reason to eliminate choice B.

Idioms "grounds for " and "sympathize with" are correctly used in option C.
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29 Jul 2008, 12:46
OA is C. Thanks guys .
+1 for idiom finder!
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16 Aug 2008, 01:35
I can not look up any idioms like "ground for" in some dictionaries such as Cambridge or Longman.

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