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Federal legislation establishing a fund for the cleanup of sites damaged by toxic chemicals permits compensating state governments for damage to their natural resources but does not allow claims for injury to people.

(A) compensating state governments for damage to

(B) compensating state governments for the damaging of

(C) giving state governments compensation for damaging

(D) giving compensation to state governments for the damage of

(E) the giving of compensation to state governments for damaging
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I think this tests prepositional //ism. ‘For injury to’ people in the non-underlined part should be matched by a corresponding ‘for damage to’ in the underlined portion. Note that only A keeps such a prepositional //ism perfectly; hence that is the correct choice. Because all other choices foul this basic tenet, I would confidently dump them and go to the next.
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Federal legislation establishing a fund for the cleanup of sites damaged by toxic chemicals permits compensating state governments for damage to their natural resources but does not allow claims for injury to people.

(A) compensating state governments for damage to

(B) compensating state governments for the damaging of

(C) giving state governments compensation for damaging

(D) giving compensation to state governments for the damage of

(E) the giving of compensation to state governments for damaging

Originally posted by whichscore on 10 Mar 2011, 06:31.
Last edited by hazelnut on 03 Sep 2017, 20:06, edited 3 times in total.
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Federal legislation establishing a fund for the cleanup of sites damaged by toxic chemicals permits compensating state governments for damage to their natural resources but does not allow claims for injury to people.

(A) compensating state governments for damage to - idiomatic and parallelism is maintained.
(B) compensating state governments for the damaging of - "for the damaging" not parallel to"for injury to people"
(C) giving state governments compensation for damaging -not parallel to"for injury to people"
(D) giving compensation to state governments for the damage of- "the damage of" not parallen to "for injury to "
(E) the giving of compensation to state governments for damaging - "giving of compensation " unidiomatic

I would go with A.
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IMO A.

Clues:
1. In the case, the damage has already been done and that's the reason federal legislation is a fund. It must be damage rather than damaging. So, A and D are left.

2. "compensating" is acting as a gerund here. So, it is better option than "...compensation...".

3. || is followed b/w "for damage to their" and "for injury to people".

I hope this helps.
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Federal legislation establishing a fund for the cleanup of sites damaged by toxic chemicals permits compensating state governments for damage to their natural resources but does not allow claims for injury to people.

(A) compensating state governments for damage to
(B) compensating state governments for the damaging of
(C) giving state governments compensation for damaging
(D) giving compensation to state governments for the damage of
(E) the giving of compensation to state governments for damaging

=> X to Y and W to Z.

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Federal legislation establishing a fund for the cleanup of sites damaged by toxic chemicals permits compensating state governments for damage to their natural resources but does not allow claims for injury to people.

(A) compensating state governments for damage to
(B) compensating state governments for the damaging of
(C) giving state governments compensation for damaging
(D) giving compensation to state governments for the damage of
(E) the giving of compensation to state governments for damaging

I'm more satisfied with the answer D.
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Fed legislation permits compensating state Gov for damage to their natural resources.

idiomatic - damage to

whichscore wrote:
Federal legislation establishing a fund for the cleanup of sites damaged by toxic
chemicals permits compensating state governments for damage to their natural resources
but does not allow claims for injury to people.
(A) compensating state governments for damage to
(B) compensating state governments for the damaging of
(C) giving state governments compensation for damaging
(D) giving compensation to state governments for the damage of
(E) the giving of compensation to state governments for damaging

Could anyone explain the answer ?
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whichscore wrote:
Federal legislation establishing a fund for the cleanup of sites damaged by toxic
chemicals permits compensating state governments for damage to their natural resources
but does not allow claims for injury to people.
(A) compensating state governments for damage to
(B) compensating state governments for the damaging of
(C) giving state governments compensation for damaging
(D) giving compensation to state governments for the damage of
(E) the giving of compensation to state governments for damaging

Could anyone explain the answer ?
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Damage to is the coorect usage. Hence A
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10 Mar 2011, 10:45
my question is less on the idiomatic rather I want to know why it is right ´to say "... permits compensating..."
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10 Mar 2011, 10:50
i thought right after a verb you cannot add another "-ing" form...
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11 Mar 2011, 01:59
'Her resident status permits travelling without visa'
similarly structured sentence, grammatically correct.
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11 Mar 2011, 04:08
According to your example, if i got it right, it is incorrect to say "Her resident status permits her to travel without visa". or ?
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11 Mar 2011, 16:20
whichscore wrote:
According to your example, if i got it right, it is incorrect to say "Her resident status permits her to travel without visa". or ?

this is also correct
a similar construction for the question would be "permits state governments to get compensation for damage to their natural resources"
but this is not part of any of the choices,so have to go with A
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25 Jul 2011, 20:48
I am not really sure why D is wrong? and how OA (A) maintain parallel structure? Can someone explain me what is compensating parallel to in option A?
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Federal legislation establishing a fund for the cleanup of sites damaged by toxic chemicals permits compensating state governments for damage to their natural resources but does not allow claims for injury to people.

(A) compensating state governments for damage to
(B) compensating state governments for the damaging of
(C) giving state governments compensation for damaging
(D) giving compensation to state governments for the damage of
(E) the giving of compensation to state governments for damaging
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A) compensating state governments for damage to …. for damage to //to for injury to – correct choice

(B) compensating state governments for the damaging of ----for the damaging of not // to for injury to
(C) giving state governments compensation for damaging ….. for damaging not // to for injury to
(D) giving compensation to state governments for the damage of -----= for the damage of not // to for injury to

(E) the giving of compensation to state governments for damaging --- for damaging not // to for injury to
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22 Aug 2012, 05:50
Easy A in this case. Others have parellalism error.
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chemicals permits compensating state governments for damage to their natural resources
but does not allow claims for injury to people.
(A) compensating state governments for damage to shoot
(B) compensating state governments for the damaging of unparallel
(C) giving state governments compensation for damaging wordy+unparallel
(D) giving compensation to state governments for the damage of reasons are same as C
(E) the giving of compensation to state governments for damaging reasons are same as C
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05 May 2016, 18:20
Could some experts please clarify this question in terms of "......permits compensating state governments for......"

What is "compensating state governments"? What is it role in the sentence?

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