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

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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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27 Mar 2009, 09:10
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"grounds for" is CORRECT Idiom
Often used in the plural: grounds for suspicion; a ground for divorce.
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28 Mar 2009, 07:08
C is correct since it should be "grounds for" - "grounds to" is the wrong idiom.
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"grounds for" is CORRECT Idiom
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

Though these are not specifically stated as idioms at these sources, but the sources are gullible.
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27 Jul 2009, 13:50
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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02 Aug 2009, 07:20
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B uses the correct idiom to sympathize with
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04 Aug 2010, 22:44

"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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"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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25 Sep 2010, 07:12
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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25 Sep 2010, 07:38
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

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Grounds for is correct idiom

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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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10 Jul 2012, 01:24
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.

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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.

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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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13 Nov 2015, 05:46
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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11 Jul 2016, 22:00
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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