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The water supply of New York City was endangered by the

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The water supply of New York City was endangered by the deterioration of the old tunnels, the drought in much of New York State, and funds being scarce for the completing of new tunnels.

A) funds being scarce for the completing of
B) scarce funds with which to complete
C) the scarcity of funds for the completing of
D) the scarcity of funds with which to complete
E) scarce funds to complete

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21 Jan 2008, 00:40
GHIBI wrote:
The water supply of New York City was endangered by the deterioration of the old tunnels, the drought in much of New York State, and funds being scarce for the completing of new tunnels.

A) funds being scarce for the completing of
B) scarce funds with which to complete
C) the scarcity of funds for the completing of
D) the scarcity of funds with which to complete
E) scarce funds to complete

it is the scarcity of funds the reason, not the scarce funds. I think OA is D

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21 Jan 2008, 01:37
GHIBI wrote:
The water supply of New York City was endangered by the deterioration of the old tunnels, the drought in much of New York State, and funds being scarce for the completing of new tunnels.

A) funds being scarce for the completing of
B) scarce funds with which to complete
C) the scarcity of funds for the completing of
D) the scarcity of funds with which to complete
E) scarce funds to complete

To be honest, I was unsettled between D and E at first, but I am going for D.

parallelism, the deterioration of the old tunnels, the drought in ... and the scarcity of funds ...

what's the OA?

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21 Jan 2008, 22:49
OA is D.
But why D is better than C.
"the completing of" VS. "which to complete"?

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21 Jan 2008, 23:11
I selected C initially, but D is better than C

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22 Jan 2008, 08:28
"for the completing" is awkward

in this case "for the completion" would be better

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