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# Natalie had [u]no intention of to go to the ceremony to receive her aw

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Natalie had no intention of to go to the ceremony to receive her award to swimming because she had won by default and felt as if she didn't deserve it.

a) no intention of to go to the ceremony to receive her award to swimming
b) no intention of going to the ceremony for receiving her award to swim
c) no intention of to go to the ceremony to receive her award for swimming
d) no intention of going to the ceremony to receive her award for swimming
e) no intention of going to the ceremony to receive her award to swim

This question is from gmat club grammar book practice test 2.
I have a question on grammar. what is the difference between "award to swim" and "award for swimming"?
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22 Mar 2015, 14:51
Award to swim - not idiomatic
award for swimming -idiomatic

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22 Mar 2015, 19:30
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santorasantu wrote:
Natalie had no intention of to go to the ceremony to receive her award to swimming because she had won by default and felt as if she didn't deserve it.

a) no intention of to go to the ceremony to receive her award to swimming
b) no intention of going to the ceremony for receiving her award to swim
c) no intention of to go to the ceremony to receive her award for swimming
d) no intention of going to the ceremony to receive her award for swimming
e) no intention of going to the ceremony to receive her award to swim

This question is from gmat club grammar book practice test 2.
I have a question on grammar. what is the difference between "award to swim" and "award for swimming"?

hi ,
if you look at the choices, D comes out as the correct answer ..
i will straight touch upon the query..
"award to swim" - here it seems as award is being given to swim... in this sentence, the construction of it requires a noun or recipient of award after to... eg- the life time achievement has been awarded to sachin tendulkar for excelling in cricket..
and "award for swimming"- this gives us reason for being awarded ... and this fits in here..
hope it helped
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22 Mar 2015, 23:53
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santorasantu wrote:
Natalie had no intention of to go to the ceremony to receive her award to swimming because she had won by default and felt as if she didn't deserve it.

a) no intention of to go to the ceremony to receive her award to swimming
b) no intention of going to the ceremony for receiving her award to swim
c) no intention of to go to the ceremony to receive her award for swimming
d) no intention of going to the ceremony to receive her award for swimming
e) no intention of going to the ceremony to receive her award to swim

This question is from gmat club grammar book practice test 2.
I have a question on grammar. what is the difference between "award to swim" and "award for swimming"?

Hi,
The answer is D as you have pointed out.

- To + Verb: showing intention or purpose of the action.
- For + Ving: This prepositional phrases may modify the noun or verb in the sentence.

In Answer D, *For swimming* correctly modifies *receive her award*, explaining *what for* she receives her award. There is no intention or purpose here. So *for swimming* is correctly use.

Hope it helps.
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24 Dec 2017, 11:38
let us question ourselves

Why was the award given?
E) Award to swim
Swimmer was not swimming and maybe to encourage her an award was given.

B) Award for swimming
Award was given because of her swimming skills- maybe he had won a competition in real conditions or maybe she won by default. In either case she competed

The question in the latter part clarifies that she won the competition by default, but our point is "she competed"so the award is being given for taking part in the competition.

B makes sense.

E is grammatically correct (IMO, if one can ignore the idiom thing for time being) but it is logically wrong.
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20 Feb 2018, 19:20
santorasantu wrote:
Natalie had no intention of to go to the ceremony to receive her award to swimming because she had won by default and felt as if she didn't deserve it.

a) no intention of to go to the ceremony to receive her award to swimming
b) no intention of going to the ceremony for receiving her award to swim
c) no intention of to go to the ceremony to receive her award for swimming
d) no intention of going to the ceremony to receive her award for swimming
e) no intention of going to the ceremony to receive her award to swim

This question is from gmat club grammar book practice test 2.
I have a question on grammar. what is the difference between "award to swim" and "award for swimming"?

We know whenever verb+preposition comes in a sentence, it has to be followed by a gerund. Here "going" is the gerund that must be used. Therefore options A and C are out.

Now, "going" is in continuous tense so verb "swim" should also be in continuous tense, therefore, options B and E are out. The answer is D.

Please correct me if I am wrong with my solution .
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