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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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"grounds for" is CORRECT Idiom
http://www.answers.com/ground
Often used in the plural: grounds for suspicion; a ground for divorce.
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New post 28 Mar 2009, 08:08
C is correct since it should be "grounds for" - "grounds to" is the wrong idiom.
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"grounds for" is CORRECT Idiom
http://www.answers.com/ground
Often used in the plural: grounds for suspicion; a ground for divorce.


But I can see "grounds to" as a contender on several sources like:
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/bedsheets
http://www.answers.com/topic/make-one-s-mouth-water

Though these are not specifically stated as idioms at these sources, but the sources are gullible.
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New post 27 Jul 2009, 14:50
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/grounds - This link doesnt show any idiom like grounds to . so we can safely avoid B and the correct idiom should be grounds for .
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B uses the correct idiom to sympathize with
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C is the correct answer.

"Grounds to" is not a correct idiom, so we can eliminate A and B. "Grounds for" is idiomatically correct. Although "grounds that" can be correct, when it's negated ("no grounds"), the correct idiom is "no grounds for." So C is the correct answer choice.
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C is the correct answer.

"Grounds to" is not a correct idiom, so we can eliminate A and B. "Grounds for" is idiomatically correct. Although "grounds that" can be correct, when it's negated ("no grounds"), the correct idiom is "no grounds for." So C is the correct answer choice.
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So the only reason for choosing answer C is the idiom "grounds for".
Can we conclude that "grounds to" is incorrect?
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New post 25 Sep 2010, 08:38
although TO DO is preferred to FOR DOING in general, but here ground ought to be followed by FOR,
am I right?
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Grounds for is correct idiom
so C is correct answer

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jagdeepsingh1983 wrote:
Grounds for is correct idiom
so C is correct answer

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Is another reason for selecting C is that the sentence has ing in the first part "By showing"
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Tense and framework of the question shows that the Conservatives are still doing the action of sympathizing with Whites. The right tense should be in continuous form, i.e. verb-ing.

C is the right answer.

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Tense and framework of the question shows that the Conservatives are still doing the action of sympathizing with Whites. The right tense should be in continuous form, i.e. verb-ing.

C is the right answer.

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ou are absolutely correct in saying that this sentence talks about all the present events and that are correctly written in simple present tense verbs – “does not have”, “is”, “argues” and “have”. “Sympathizing” is not a verb. To be a verb, “sympathizing” must be preceded by “is/am/are/was/were” etc. “Sympathizing” in the correct answer choice is a gerund, a noun. It denotes an action but acts as a noun.

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OA is B
"Sympathize with" is the correct idiom
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Use the VAN and you will find the verb symphathize is better than the gerund sympathizing _ B is to be preferred
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The reason "for" is correct rather than "to" is that "for" is used when we have to show "what for" aspect whereas "to" is used to show reasoning i.e. "why" aspect
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