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I'm not sure if I understand this q correctly... Alaska

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I'm not sure if I understand this q correctly...

Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.

(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the state’s economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves
(C) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted
(D) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after exhausting its oil reserves
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted
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24 Sep 2008, 20:02
Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.

(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the state’s economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves
(C) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted
(D) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after exhausting its oil reserves
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted

The most reasonable choice seems (D) as it corrects the sentence without being redundant in it's word use.

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24 Sep 2008, 20:12
Confused .. going with C. "They" is clearly wrong since the subject Alaska is Singular. Rest of the anschoices has "its" which is little confusing ..as to wheter it refer to alaska or state's economy.
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25 Sep 2008, 01:07
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I'm not sure if I understand this q correctly...

Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.

(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the state’s economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves
(C) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted
(D) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after exhausting its oil reserves
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted

Answer is C in all possibilities.
They in B & E is dubious.
'with the intention' in A is wordier & can be replaced by single word 'intended'.
In D usage of continuous 'exhausting' is not justified. There is no continuity intended in the sentence.
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25 Sep 2008, 04:20
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I'm not sure if I understand this q correctly...

Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.

(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the state’s economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves
(C) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted
(D) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after exhausting its oil reserves
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted

A has pronoun referent issues .Its could refer to state's or Alaska. Alaska could be anything !!!!!Test Concept here is Pronoun Referent + Logic
C for me
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25 Sep 2008, 17:22
Thanks. OA is C.
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26 Sep 2008, 12:53
C fur shizzle

D makes it sound as if the state is intentionally exhausting the oil...
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26 Sep 2008, 20:31
Richardson wrote:
I'm not sure if I understand this q correctly...

Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.

(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves ->Hold this

(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the state’s economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves -> eliminate,they is incorrect

(C) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted -> hold this

(D) fund intended to sustain the state’s economy after exhausting its oil reserves -> seems as if alaska willl exhaust the oil reserves

(E) fund that they intend to sustain the state’s economy after oil reserves are exhausted -> they is wrong

Between A and C ,C is better
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01 Oct 2008, 19:09
A is unnecessarily wordy. When given a choice, one should go for precise and clear option. B/w A and C , definitely C is better one.
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can someone please explain why A is wrong.
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