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The state has proposed new rules that would set minimum staffing levels for nurses, rules intended to ensure that at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room.

(A) rules intended to ensure that at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room

(B) rules with the intent of ensuring one nurse at least to be assigned for every four patients to be put through triage in a hospital emergency room

(C) rules intending to ensure at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients in a hospital emergency room put through triage

(D) with the intent of ensuring that at least one nurse should be assigned for every four patients in a hospital emergency room that are put through triage

(E) and this is intended to ensure one nurse at least to be assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room

Originally posted by age on 30 Aug 2009, 22:40.
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Can some one plz explain me why A is not run-on sentence....


A is not a run-on sentence! "rules intended ..." is not a clause, it is a modifier! If it is a clause, it should be "rules intends to/rules are intended to.."
The state has proposed new rules that would set minimum staffing levels for nurses, rules [highlight](which are)[/highlight] intended to ensure that at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room.

It's a resumptive modifier:
"A modifier that repeats a key word at the end of a sentence and then adds informative or descriptive details related to that word."
http://grammar.about.com/od/rs/g/resump ... erterm.htm

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A.rules intended to ensure that at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room - OK.

B. rules with the intent of ensuring one nurse at least to be assigned for every four patients to be put through triage in a hospital emergency room - OUT; 'at least one nurse' not 'one nurse at least'

C. rules intending to ensure at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients in a hospital emergency room put through triage - OUT; misplaced 'put through triage'

D. with the intent of ensuring that at least one nurse should be assigned for every four patients in a hospital emergency room that are put through triage - OUT; misplaced 'put through triage'

E. and this is intended to ensure one nurse at least to be assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room - OUT; 'at least one nurse' not 'one nurse at least'

Hence I go with A.
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The state has proposed new rules that would set minimum staffing levels for nurses, rules intended to ensure that at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room.
A.rules intended to ensure that at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room
B. rules with the intent of ensuring one nurse at least to be assigned for every four patients to be put through triage in a hospital emergency room
C. rules intending to ensure at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients in a hospital emergency room put through triage
D. with the intent of ensuring that at least one nurse should be assigned for every four patients in a hospital emergency room that are put through triage
E. and this is intended to ensure one nurse at least to be assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room

OA....will be provided later...plz explain....


Intend + to is the correct idiom hence B,D are out
ensure + that is the correct idiom hence C,E are out

hence A is the correct answer
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why is rules intended and not rules intending?
The rules are not receiving the intention (intended), but "performing" the intention (intending).

Please clarify.
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this is a passive construction. the rules are intended to do something.
'rules intending' means that rules are intending to do something. rules don't have intentions.

that's why 'intending' is not correct
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The state has proposed new rules that would set minimum staffing levels for nurses, rules intended to ensure that at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room.

Option A is presenting an absolute phrase modifer, which looks fine. I was only concerned with the meaning of "triage" whether it should modify nurses or patient.
I googled out its meaning and found that it is a process of prioritizing patients in a order as per the emergency. Thus, "put through triage" is modifying patients and that is also ok.

A.rules intended to ensure that at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room -- OK

B. rules with the intent of ensuring one nurse at least to be assigned for every four patients to be put through triage in a hospital emergency room -- to be - to be awkward.

C. rules intending to ensure at least one nurse is assigned for every four patients in a hospital emergency room put through triage -- good contender against A, but put through triage is placed after room, making it a dangling modifier. Further for rules intending VS rules intended in this context intended wins.

D. with the intent of ensuring that at least one nurse should be assigned for every four patients in a hospital emergency room that are put through triage
Ensure - should pair is enough to eliminate it.

E. and this is intended to ensure one nurse at least to be assigned for every four patients put through triage in a hospital emergency room
this - expressing whole idea using pronoun -- not allowed.
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It is an example that tests noun+noun modifier concept. another similar examples are

1)[b]Floating in the waters of the equatorial Pacific, an array of buoys collects and transmits data on long-term
interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere, [color=#ec008c]interactions
that affect global climate.


2)Yellow jackets number among the 900 or so species of the world’s social wasps, wasps living in a highly
cooperative and organized society where they consist almost entirely of females—the queen and her sterile
female workers.
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3) With surface temperatures estimated at minus 230 degrees Fahrenheit, Jupiter's moon Europa has long been
considered far too cold to support life, and with 60 square miles of water thought to be frozen from top to
bottom.
. This one is a bit tricky.

A member sidhu4u has given a good approach to deal with such questions as below.
B) Europa has long been considered far too cold to support life, its
Correct answer.
Think of it like this: Europa, its 60 square miles of water thought to be frozen from top to bottom, has long been considered far too cold to support life.
This is a type of modifier I think although I'm not sure what the construction is called.
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If in E, there would have been 'atleast one nurse'.
Would it be considered as a right answer ? if not, then why ?
Please help.
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Hey Shivikaa ,

No, in that case also E would have been incorrect.

The original meaning of the sentence implies that rules were intended to do something.

But in E, the meaning is the reason for proposing those rules was to do something.

Do you see the change in the meaning? It was not the reason for proposing those rules rather it was proposing rules that do something.

Does that make sense?
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Can anyone explain me why was the word 'rules" again repeated in the second clause. As per which rule. I am unavailable to find it out. I think if there is no misplaced modifier in option D. It would have been a better option. Kindly help me.

Hi @kiranaimhighm, this repetition of rules is called resumptive modifier and adds clarity to the sentence.

You might want to do a Google search for this. I landed up on this article.
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Hi,
If in E, there would have been 'atleast one nurse'.
Would it be considered as a right answer ? if not, then why ?
Please help.
thanks in advance.

Hi Shivikaa, easiest way to to eliminate E is that it incorrectly uses the "Demonstrative Pronoun" this. As abhimahana also alludes in his post, there is an ambiguity associated with what this refers to.

Hence, in non-comparison sentences, we would normally expect Demonstrative pronouns to be followed by a noun, to make it clear what the Demonstrative Pronoun is referring to. For example, E would have been better had it been:

....and this proposal is intended to.....

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