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Federal government provided major share of funding for the natural museum filled with local relics, when it might have been expected for it to be provided by the district authorities.

A. it might have been expected for it to be provided by the district authorities.
B. it might have been expected to be provided by the district authorities.
C. it might have been expected that it should be provided by the district authorities.
D. it's funding might have been expected to be provided for by the district authorities.
E. there might have been an expectation that it would be provided by the district authorities.

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Federal government provided major share of funding for the natural museum filled with local relics, when it might have been expected for it to be provided by the district authorities.

A. it might have been expected for it to be provided by the district authorities.
B. it might have been expected to be provided by the district authorities. 'it' correctly refers back to 'major share of funding'
C. it might have been expected that it should be provided by the district authorities.
D. it's funding might have been expected to be provided for by the district authorities. here 'it' is referring to museum- wrong
E. there might have been an expectation that it would be provided by the district authorities.
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Federal government provided major share of funding for the natural museum filled with local relics, when it might have been expected for it to be provided by the district authorities.

A. it might have been expected for it to be provided by the district authorities.
B. it might have been expected to be provided by the district authorities. 'it' correctly refers back to 'major share of funding'
C. it might have been expected that it should be provided by the district authorities.
D. it's funding might have been expected to be provided for by the district authorities. here 'it' is referring to museum- wrong
E. there might have been an expectation that it would be provided by the district authorities.


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Is there any grammatical mistake in C or is B more preferable for its concision?
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Please explain as to why D is incorrect? And why can't "it" in B refer to museum?
I originally choose D as well... But it seems like "it's funding" and "provided for" may be redundant as they both refer to the same thing. Even though "provide for" is the correct idiom, it kinda feels like that it doesn't belong in that sentence.

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gmatexam439 wrote:
Please explain as to why D is incorrect? And why can't "it" in B refer to museum?
I originally choose D as well... But it seems like "it's funding" and "provided for" may be redundant as they both refer to the same thing. Even though "provide for" is the correct idiom, it kinda feels like that it doesn't belong in that sentence.

Please let me know what you think


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IMHO "it" is ambiguous in B while the usage of "it" is crystal clear in option D. I am awaiting expert's reply; maybe he/she will be able to give a better insight.

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B is not a great answer. The structure of the sentence leads us to expect "it" to refer to the subject: the federal government. For more on structural expectations, see my comments here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/while-high-o ... 57408.html

So is D an improvement? Unfortunately not. First, "it's" means "it is." For possessive, we need "its." This is one of many funny little quirks of English that really is an ironclad rule.

There's another really interesting meaning difference here."Provided for by" is not the same as "provided by." It suggests that we expected the district authorities to have planned or made allowances for the funding, not that they actually provided the funding. If the authorities are individual people, this might make sense than the other choices, all of which state that the district authorities were actually expected to provide funding. But it's hard to see what this alternative is really supposed to mean. The authorities were supposed to have made plans for dealing with any funding that turned up? It doesn't really work. I think the meaning really depends on our interpretation of this phrase, and it would depend on knowledge of government that we can't expect to have. (What government are we talking about? It doesn't sound like the U.S.)

In the end, we need some adjustments to make this sentence work, including the addition of "the" in a few places. The GMAT might give us a corrected version like this:

The federal government provided the majority of funding for the natural museum filled with local relics--funding that might have been expected from local sources.

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The federal government provided the majority of funding for the natural museum filled with local relics, when the local government might have been expected to make the largest contribution.
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All answers are wrong ?

"It's" in D refers to It is funding lol.
In B IT Clearly refers back to federal govt. not funding.

Answer is F .
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New post 25 Feb 2018, 21:55
D is the right answer.

First of all the funding has to be mentioned again as only " it " may refer to local relics or the funding.

In D - "it's " refers to museum which is correctly followed by funding because the sentence talks about funding of the museum.

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