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The legislature seems to talk at great length about reform but to do almost nothing to achieve that.

(A) to do almost nothing to achieve that
(B) to do almost nothing achieving such
(C) to do almost nothing to achieve It
(D) doing almost nothing in achieving any
(E) doing almost nothing to achieve that
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C is best of all : to do almost nothing to achieve It
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The legislature seems to talk at great length about reform but to do almost nothing to achieve that.

(A) to do almost nothing to achieve that
(B) to do almost nothing achieving such
(C) to do almost nothing to achieve It
(D) doing almost nothing in achieving any
(E) doing almost nothing to achieve that



Hi Neha24,
A,B and D can be ruled out.
In Option C "to do" does not fit in...don't you think....How would you compare it to option E...
"To verb" is generally used to show intent for there seems to be no intent from the legislature side.
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"To verb" is generally used to show intent


i agree with this but as u have said "generally" so this is not always the case .all i can mean is "to do" can show intent but to say that it always will show "an intent" would be an overstatement !

also here "to do" is giving us structure which is more parallel .
E can also be ruled out because of faulty usage of "that"
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Hi , could somebody explain why the usage of "that" is faulty.

I Eliminated B,D and E straightforwardly .
D and E due to Parallelism and B due to wrong usage of tense.
I am stuck between A and C .

Help is appreciated .
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Hi , could somebody explain why the usage of "that" is faulty.

I Eliminated B,D and E straightforwardly .
D and E due to Parallelism and B due to wrong usage of tense.
I am stuck between A and C .

Help is appreciated .
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Hi Dheeraj24,

My Bad...edited the post.

In option C what does "It" refer to reform (I thought it was reforms while posting earlier...now edited) because there is no other meaningful referrent for it in the sentence.
That usage is not very clear in sentence A and it seems to be better option. It is not that the usage of "that" is faulty but "it" is better.
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Hi WoundedTiger,

Sorry , i too had to edit the post , hasn't seen your post before posting :)

I believe "it" in Option C is referring to Reform.
i think "that" refers to a noun . Can't "that" refer to reform ?
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(A) to do almost nothing to achieve that

(B) to do almost nothing achieving such

(C) to do almost nothing to achieve It

(D) doing almost nothing in achieving any

(E) doing almost nothing to achieve that

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