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The government's means of disposal of war surplus following World War II met with vociferous objections by industrialists, prominent advisors, and many others.

a) of disposal of
b) in disposing
c) for the disposition of
d) used in disposing
e) of disposing

I know this is kind of a silly question but any help will be appreciated.

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The government's means of disposal of war surplus following World War II met with vociferous objections by industrialists, prominent advisors, and many others.

a) of disposal of
b) in disposing
c) for the disposition of
d) used in disposing
e) of disposing

I know this is kind of a silly question but any help will be appreciated.

source: peterson GMAT


I have seen usage of "means of" & "means for" in GMAT SCs.
means of: a kind of, Ex: Jogging is a means of exercise. (Jogging is a kind of exercise)
means to: method to, Ex: Dieting is a means to reduce weight. (Dieting is a method to reduce weight).

In this Q: IMO contenders are A) & E).

i hope experts can shed some light on this.
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The government's means of disposal of war surplus following World War II met with vociferous objections by industrialists, prominent advisors, and many others.

a) of disposal of
b) in disposing
c) for the disposition of
d) used in disposing
e) of disposing

I know this is kind of a silly question but any help will be appreciated.

source: peterson GMAT


This question seems to hinge mostly on idioms & word choice (not a super common combination on the GMAT). The correct idiom is "means of" (ie method of as noted by the other post), so we have A & E. For word choice, the GMAT prefers an adjective "disposing" over a noun "disposal". Also, the word combination "of disposal of" is awkward and the 2nd of is unnecessary as you see from the correct answer E (perhaps a bit of concision here too).

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good usage of
"means of" and "means to"

in this question "means of" fits in...

IMO E
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