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# The task force is reviewing the companys hiring practices

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The task force is reviewing the companyâ€™s hiring practices for the determination of whether they are meeting the requirements set by the Office of Equal Opportunity.

(A) for the determination of whether they are meeting the requirements set by the Office of Equal Opportunity
(B) for the determining of whether or not it meets the requirement set by the Office of Equal Opportunity
(C) for the determining of whether the requirements set by the Office of Equal Opportunity are being met or not
(D) determining whether the requirements set by the Office of Equal Opportunity are met
(E) to determine whether they meet the requirements set by the Office of Equal Opportunity

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20 Jun 2005, 17:39
E....looks concise....

Whether or not looks redundant
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20 Jun 2005, 17:45
In questions like this how do we decide between "to determine" and "for determining" ? Gerund v/s Infinitive....
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20 Jun 2005, 22:16
E is the right choice.

All the options are wordy....except E. E is concise and idiomatic.
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24 Jun 2005, 16:23
Any solid explanations on why AC A is wrong besides the fact that is sounds awful?
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25 Jun 2005, 21:28
"for (the) determination/determining" is bad idiom. "to determine" is correct. Eliminate A,B,C,D

In one second you can see that the answer is E.
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30 Jun 2005, 12:23
Can someone point out the gramatical flaw in AC A.

B, C are eliminated becuase of "whether or not". The "or not" is redudant.

Between A, D, and E, we can figure out that AC "E" sounds good to the ear. But are there any grammer errors in AC A and D?

In AC "A" meeting is used as a verb in the continuous tense. I guess this changes the meaning. "meeting" in this context is neither a gerund or a participle.

I'd be curious to know why A and D are wrong.
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30 Jun 2005, 15:51
the idiom is "to determine"

for determining is unidiomatic....
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30 Jun 2005, 16:49
gmataquaguy wrote:
The task force is reviewing the companyâ€™s hiring practices for the determination of whether they are meeting the requirements set by the Office of Equal Opportunity.

(E) to determine whether they meet the requirements set by the Office of Equal Opportunity

we need supercat, paul and others to clearify in detail why A is not correct. but A clearly is not concise and clear.

. for determination is not correct, A is indirect.

. to determine is correct, E is direct.....

so E is better over A.
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01 Jul 2005, 07:32
A is wrong.

We need a plain PRESENT TENSE here not a PRESENT CONTINUOUS tense.

A says " task force is reviewing.... they are meeting the requirements".

Task force is in process of reviewing of What? Reviewing that the hiring practices (already set forth) meet the requirements (already set forth) of the EOU.

Infact A is weird construction " for the determination of "....
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02 Jul 2005, 12:34

I was essentially looking for a choice that starts with "to", because the correct idiom for "the companyâ€™s hiring practices " is "to". D is wrong, because, it doesn't start with to.

A is wrong because they has no clear referent.
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10 Sep 2007, 00:39
OA is E.
10 Sep 2007, 00:39
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