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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


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B.

Problem:: the producing of

Choice b corrects that mistake "the production of"
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In this sentence, the word "production" is meant to be used as a noun, not as a verb
In (A), (C), and (D), the word "production" is being used as a verb. Hence,
eliminate (A), (C), and (D).

We are now left with (B) and (E).

B. financing the production of - if you bring back a few words that precede the underlined portion, we get "....cost of financing the production of..." - There is no error here. Hence, (B) is the right answer choice.

E. what the cost is for financing production of - With (E), the sentence that we get is "...cost of what the cost is for..." - as you can see, we have a redundancy error here. Hence, eliminate (E).
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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


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A. what the cost is for financing production of : +ing form for "producing" is wrong here. INCORRECT.

B.financing the production of : production of, CORRECT.

C. the financing of the producing : same error has in a, additionally adding "the" does not help. INCORRECT.

D. what it costs to finance producing : same error as in a, ing form is wrong here.INCORRECT.

E.what the cost is for financing production of : Not as short and clear as option B INCORRECT.

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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 gerundial form of noun is not preferable if it is available in abstract noun format. (e.g., Producing vs production -- latter is preferred )


A. financing the producing of -- reason mentioned above

B. financing the production of -- CORRECT

C. the financing of the producing -- same as A

D. what it costs to finance producing -- "cost of what it costs" is wrong preposition, we can't say "cost of a number", rather it should be "cost of a thing"

E. what the cost is for financing production of -- same as D

So, B is the correct answer.
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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.

*Subject verb pair ["European broadcasting executives say" ; "they can" ] - correctly used
* Tense Form [ Present ] - conveys intended meaning
* If-then clause - Not used
* Subjunctive Verb - Not Used
* Pronoun [ "they" ] - correctly used
* Modifiers - Not used
* Parallelism - Not used
* Comparison - Not used
* Idioms [ "less than" ] - seems fine

No error identified but the "financing the producing of" looks awkward, lets see further option.

A. financing the producing of


- Awkward - Incorrect

B. financing the production of

- follows the abstract word format

- Correct

C. the financing of the producing

- Incorrect

D. what it costs to finance producing

- Incorrect

E. what the cost is for financing production of

- Incorrect

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producing is a process. production is an complete action. normally, noun is prefered over doing
choice E is wordier than choice b.
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