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# The American Medical Association has argued that the rapidly

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The American Medical Association has argued that the rapidly rising costs associated with malpractice litigation are driving doctors from the profession and that reform of the tort system is imperative for bringing malpractice insurance premiums under control.
(A) that reform of the tort system is imperative for bringing malpractice insurance premiums
(B) that reform of the tort system is imperative if malpractice insurance premiums are to be brought
(C) that reform of the tort system is imperative to bring malpractice insurance premiums
(D) reform of the tort system is necessary in bringing malpractice insurance premiums
(E) the tort system needs to be reformed so that malpractice insurance premiums are brought

Would like to know which one is preferred: 'imperative to + verb' or 'imperative for verb-ing'?? (A) or (C)? More specifically, is 'imperative for verb-ing' always wrong??

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Re: SC: 'Imperative to' + verb OR 'Imperative for' + gerund? [#permalink]

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02 Nov 2007, 10:21
eyunni wrote:
The American Medical Association has argued that the rapidly rising costs associated with malpractice litigation are driving doctors from the profession and that reform of the tort system is imperative for bringing malpractice insurance premiums under control.

(A) that reform of the tort system is imperative for bringing malpractice insurance premiums
(B) that reform of the tort system is imperative if malpractice insurance premiums are to be brought
(C) that reform of the tort system is imperative to bring malpractice insurance premiums
(D) reform of the tort system is necessary in bringing malpractice insurance premiums
(E) the tort system needs to be reformed so that malpractice insurance premiums are brought

Would like to know which one is preferred: 'imperative to + verb' or 'imperative for verb-ing'?? (A) or (C)? More specifically, is 'imperative for verb-ing' always wrong??

C. imperative to + verb' in C is better than 'imperative for verb-ing' in A.

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02 Nov 2007, 13:10
OA is C.

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