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# Federal legislation establishing a fund for the cleanup of

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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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25 Jul 2008, 23:41
IMO A

The right idiom is "damage to" . B,C,D,E are out

Federal legislation ................. permits (the legislation permits, discard the rest of the stuff in between)

(A) compensating state governments for damage to
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26 Jul 2008, 11:19
spriya 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

permits X for damage to their natural resources but does not allow claims for Y to people.

IMO A
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26 Jul 2008, 15:59
spriya 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

In C,D, and E --- giving is redundant as Compensation implies giving

Ans A
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26 Jul 2008, 23:38
x97agarwal wrote:
Here is an explanation I found on the web for this problem.

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In the second one, A, B, and C have modifier issues. "That" introduces an essential noun modifier, but the information following the word "that" is not essential in order to understand the meaning of the words coming before the word "that" - rather, the stuff after the word "that" makes an additional, but separate, point. Also, "that' introduces a noun modifier, but the noun before is not what they're trying to refer to - they're trying to refer to the fact that they work an excessive amount of overtime. That's a whole clause, not just a noun.

To know whether something is essential, try stopping the sentence at the word "overtime." Do you still understand everything that was written to that point? Sure. You've lost the meaning of the extra words, but it hasn't messed up the meaning of the words up to the word "overtime." Then look at choices D and E - they introduce "that" after the words "a practice." Can you stop at "a practice" now and still know what they're talking about? Nope.

Now, between D and E, you do have to know that they consider "has the potential for causing" wordier than "can, potentially, cause. Fewer words, yes, but also just using the verb form (since we're talking about an action, that's preferred to writing the verb in noun form).

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28 Jul 2008, 04:59
Federal legislation establishing..... permits compensating state governments for damage to......

Is the above not a parallel structure too? Hence, A?
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28 Jul 2008, 09:22
spriya wrote:
x2suresh wrote:
spriya 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

You mean A right
OA is A
correct idiom is A
B say for the damaging compensation is given, for the damaging is wrong usage
X permits Y for Z

B

i mean A is right.. I corrected the same in original post.

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