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Some European broadcasting executives say that they can usually buy the rights to an hour-long American television program for less than one-tenth the cost of financing the producing of an hour-long domestic program.


A. financing the producing of

B. financing the production of

C. the financing of the producing

D. what it costs to finance producing

E. what the cost is for financing production of



What's the deference between a and b?
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I just went with what sounds right and it is clearly B.

However, I believe producing acts as a verb here and we will require a noun 'production' . Anyways I will wait for an expert to comment.
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Some European broadcasting executives say that they can usually buy the rights to an hour-long American television program for less than one-tenth the cost of financing the producing of an hour-long domestic program.

b) financing the production of

"the producing of"--> its a complex gerund
the production of--> action noun

action noun is preferable hence B is correct.

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