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# Pls let me understand this q more clearly... Rather than

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Pls let me understand this q more clearly...

Rather than continue to produce most of the items necessary for subsistence, a growing number of farm families during the first decades of the nineteenth century began to specialize in the production of grain or cotton and to use the cash proceeds from selling their crops for buying necessities.

(A) selling their crops for buying
(B) the sales of their crops for buying
(C) their selling of crops so as to buy
(D) their selling crops for buying of
(E) the sale of their crops to buy

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21 Sep 2008, 18:46
Richardson wrote:
Pls let me understand this q more clearly...

Rather than continue to produce most of the items necessary for subsistence, a growing number of farm families during the first decades of the nineteenth century began to specialize in the production of grain or cotton and to use the cash proceeds from selling their crops for buying necessities.

(B) the sales of their crops for buying
(C) their selling of crops so as to buy-> awkward and wordy
(D) their selling crops for buying of -> wrong for buying of
(E) the sale of their crops to buy - IMO

IMO E OA plsss
here began to use ....to buy is the correct usage !!!
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22 Sep 2008, 04:10
Definitely E; the others are either too awkward or do not have "to buy" in them.
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22 Sep 2008, 14:29
Richardson wrote:
Pls let me understand this q more clearly...

Rather than continue to produce most of the items necessary for subsistence, a growing number of farm families during the first decades of the nineteenth century began to specialize in the production of grain or cotton and to use the cash proceeds from selling their crops for buying necessities.

(A) selling their crops for buying
(B) the sales of their crops for buying
(C) their selling of crops so as to buy
(D) their selling crops for buying of
(E) the sale of their crops to buy

Selling is a verb sale(s) is noun. we need sale or sales and hence A C D are out

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