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The proposed welfare reform bill would limit the length of time people are eligible for benefits, motivate people receiving payments to find work before they become ineligible for assistance.
A. motivate people receiving payments to find work before they become ineligible for assistance
B. motivating people receiving payments to find work before they become ineligible for assistance
C. in order to motivate people receiving payments to find work before they became ineligible for assistance
D. for motivating people receiving payments to find work before they become ineligible for assistance
E. so that people would be motivated, before becoming ineligible for assistance, to find work

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A. motivate people receiving payments to find work before they become ineligible for assistance- No "And" between this part and 1st part- So eliminate

B. motivating people receiving payments to find work before they become ineligible for assistance- Looks Good, Hold

C. in order to motivate people receiving payments to find work before they became ineligible for assistance- Became is awkward- Eliminate

D. for motivating people receiving payments to find work before they become ineligible for assistance- Comma not allowed- FANBOYS rule- Eliminate

E. so that people would be motivated, before becoming ineligible for assistance, to find work- Sentence is redundant- "So that"- Eliminate


So the answer is B.
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The proposed welfare reform bill would limit the length of time people are eligible for benefits, motivate people receiving payments to find work before they become ineligible for assistance.

A. motivate people receiving payments to find work before they become ineligible for assistance -- motivate is a verb and it is separated by comma -- conjunction is missing.

B. motivating people receiving payments to find work before they become ineligible for assistance -- -ing modifier : good enough to express consequence of the action taken.
C. in order to motivate people receiving payments to find work before they became ineligible for assistance -- only error: tense error -- became should be become.

Compare B and D side by side ::
D. for motivating people receiving payments to find work before they become ineligible for assistance
----B. motivating people receiving payments to find work before they become ineligible for assistance

I don't see any error in D. For motivating and motivating both doing same job.


E. so that people would be motivated, before becoming ineligible for assistance, to find work -- -ing modifier before becoming seems incorrect here -- use of would is also not appropriate here.

D and E need more scrutiny. I want someone to do in depth analysis on these two options..
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I think D changes the meaning.
The original sentence means bill would limit .... and as a result people will get motivated.

In B, verb-ing modifier provides the result of the first part.
In D, for motivating somehow means that the bill would limit ...for motivating people. The bill does not want to motivate people. People will get motivated because the bill is limiting the length of time.
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I think D changes the meaning.
The original sentence means bill would limit .... and as a result people will get motivated.

In B, verb-ing modifier provides the result of the first part.
In D, for motivating somehow means that the bill would limit ...for motivating people. The bill does not want to motivate people. People will get motivated because the bill is limiting the length of time.


I conform to your explanation, sounds good.
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