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Residents of affected coastal cities continue to lobby for funds and request supplies to aid them in recovering from oil spills occurring more than a decade ago.


(A) in recovering from oil spills occurring more than a decade ago

(B) to recover from oil spills that had occurred more than a decade ago

(C) in recovery of oil spills that occurred more than a decade ago

(D) in recovering from oil spills having occurred more than a decade ago

(E) in recovering from oil spills that occurred more than a decade ago

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IMO E

Aid in is the correct form in the context of this question. so B is out

Residents of affected coastal cities continue to lobby for funds and request supplies to aid them in recovering from oil spills occurring more than a decade ago.


(A) in recovering from oil spills occurring more than a decade ago. wrong tense

(B) to recover from oil spills that had occurred more than a decade agoAs stated above

(C) in recovery of oil spills that occurred more than a decade ago.changes meaning. illogically says that fund and supplies aid in the recovery of oil spill instead of people.

(D) in recovering from oil spills having occurred more than a decade agoWrong tense.

(E) in recovering from oil spills that occurred more than a decade agoCorrect answer.
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Residents of affected coastal cities continue to lobby for funds and request supplies to aid them in recovering from oil spills occurring more than a decade ago.


(A) in recovering from oil spills occurring more than a decade ago

(B) to recover from oil spills that had occurred more than a decade ago

(C) in recovery of oil spills that occurred more than a decade ago

(D) in recovering from oil spills having occurred more than a decade ago

(E) in recovering from oil spills that occurred more than a decade ago
I choose option E.

Option A, present continuous is not required.
Option B, First sentence is in present simple so had occurred is inappropriate.
Option D, having occurred is wrong.

Out of option C and E, I choose option E.

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Bunuel wrote:
Residents of affected coastal cities continue to lobby for funds and request supplies to aid them in recovering from oil spills occurring more than a decade ago.


(A) in recovering from oil spills occurring more than a decade ago

(B) to recover from oil spills that had occurred more than a decade ago

(C) in recovery of oil spills that occurred more than a decade ago

(D) in recovering from oil spills having occurred more than a decade ago

(E) in recovering from oil spills that occurred more than a decade ago



(A) in recovering from oil spills occurring more than a decade ago

(B) to recover from oil spills that had occurred more than a decade ago

(C) in recovery of oil spills that occurred more than a decade ago

(D) in recovering from oil spills having occurred more than a decade ago

(E) in recovering from oil spills that occurred more than a decade ago

We need a present (recovering ) because the residents are still recovering , and a past (occurred) for an event that happened in the past.
C distorts the meaning , why would we want recovery of oil spill?
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Bunuel wrote:
Residents of affected coastal cities continue to lobby for funds and request supplies to aid them in recovering from oil spills occurring more than a decade ago.


(A) in recovering from oil spills occurring more than a decade ago

(B) to recover from oil spills that had occurred more than a decade ago

(C) in recovery of oil spills that occurred more than a decade ago

(D) in recovering from oil spills having occurred more than a decade ago

(E) in recovering from oil spills that occurred more than a decade ago


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There's nothing overtly wrong with the original sentence so scan the options and look for differences. Compare in recovering from, to recover from, and in recovery of. Considered in the context of the sentence, only the first option is fine, the second is wrong (aid earlier in the sentence needs to be followed by in), and the third is just not idiomatic. (A), (D), and (E) remain, giving you three different options with respect to occurring. You've got the original occurring in (A), of course, having occurred in (D), and that have occurred in (E). (D) is wrong because having should not describe an event that ended ten years ago. (E) is better than (A) because it's more active and avoids the backto-back participles that could create some confusion in (A). (E) remains.
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