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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
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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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31 Aug 2009, 03:36
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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.

A...I think is run on sentence....plz explain....as before and after comma..there are two clauses without any conjuction or semicolon

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31 Aug 2009, 09:39
Can some one plz explain me why A is not run-on sentence....

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OA...A

Can some one explain why A is not run-on

A is a semi-run-on It definitely looks like a run-on but it is the best choice.
Also, if you read the last part independently, you will notice that it cannot stand on its own. If it was "rules are intended..." then it was for sure a run-on.

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01 Sep 2009, 02:07
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OA...A

Can some one explain why A is not run-on

A is a semi-run-on It definitely looks like a run-on but it is the best choice.
Also, if you read the last part independently, you will notice that it cannot stand on its own. If it was "rules are intended..." then it was for sure a run-on.

Thanks for ur reply..I eliminated option A...thinking it is clear run-on....I think I have to understand new concept ..anyway it is GPREP...question...

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24 Jun 2010, 14:31
I agree with A, I think that it is the best option. However, if it were "[...], rules intending to ensure...", that would sound better for me.
Could anybody clarify when to use -ing and when to use -ed? I am always in trouble with this stuff.
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24 Jun 2010, 21:04
Count one more for A..
Whts the official OA....?
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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."

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25 Jun 2010, 02:07
hey boeinz
Great eye ! You are a detective.

Second reason for choosing A
A) put through triage ----> Active voice
B) to be put through triage ----> I think passive voice.

Third reason for choosing A
"ensure that" is IDIOMATIC

boeinz wrote:
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'
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
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08 Aug 2010, 05:25
I go with A ..

why is the word "rules" required ... I reckon it a case of resumative modifier ..Now between A and B , it is easy to pick A ...as it is a case if subjunctive !

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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).

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06 Jan 2011, 05:57
nobody is going to clarify this?
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I agree with A, I think that it is the best option. However, if it were "[...], rules intending to ensure...", that would sound better for me.
Could anybody clarify when to use -ing and when to use -ed? I am always in trouble with this stuff.

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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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+1 for A.

DavidArchuleta is correct. It is not a run on sentence .

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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).

Thanks.

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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IMO A......

and A is not run on.....its perfect...

We are modifying entire main clause and to do it we label it as rules.

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I got this wrong too, but i guess i must remember that sentences does not always sound the best to your liking.
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+1 A

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