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# SC-American foreign policy

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18 Jan 2006, 21:47
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Ideally, the professional career diplomat should help in the ongoing maintenance of an effective American foreign policy despite changes in administration.

A. in the ongoing maintenance of

B. in the maintaining of

C. maintain

D. to maintain and continue

E. the maintenance of

Pls explain !!

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18 Jan 2006, 21:52
I think C.. simple and concise.. all other choices kinda seem redundant
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18 Jan 2006, 23:21
If we choose C the sentence would look like:

Ideally, the professional career diplomat should help maintain an effective American foreign policy despite changes in administration.

"help maintain" looks incomplete to me.

Somebody please explain why option C is correct.

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18 Jan 2006, 23:39
well idiomatically speaking "to maintain" is correct but then D introduces redundancy... maintain and continue...
wht is continue.... maintain itself means continued support...
so wid go for C

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19 Jan 2006, 00:14
Thanks Andy.

I think option B is also correct. (What do you think guys?)
But option C is more concise and succinct.

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19 Jan 2006, 01:30
b14kumar wrote:
Thanks Andy.

I think option B is also correct. (What do you think guys?)
But option C is more concise and succinct.

Brajesh

C is sweet and concise.

I think B would have been correct with "in the maintenance of"
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19 Jan 2006, 09:44
OA is C.

What's wrong in D?

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19 Jan 2006, 10:03
cool_jonny009 wrote:
OA is C.

What's wrong in D?

maintain itself has an element of continuity. maintain and continue togther is redundant.

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19 Jan 2006, 22:12
GMATT73 wrote:
Bhai wrote:
cool_jonny009 wrote:
OA is C.

What's wrong in D?

maintain itself has an element of continuity. maintain and continue togther is redundant.

Bhai golly, what a superior explanation!

You guys keep me on the edge?

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19 Jan 2006, 22:17
Bhai wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
Bhai wrote:
cool_jonny009 wrote:
OA is C.

What's wrong in D?

maintain itself has an element of continuity. maintain and continue togther is redundant.

Bhai golly, what a superior explanation!

You guys keep me on the edge?

Likewise....

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