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    pls help me

    what ıs the answer and why?... ım so confused..thank u
    In 1996, the US government began funding a series of studies ---- to reduce the number of AIDS babies in poor countries.
    A) intend B) having intended

    C) intended D) to intend

    E) to be intending


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    Re: pls help me

    Quote Originally Posted by gogoz View Post
    what ıs the answer and why?... ım so confused..thank u
    In 1996, the US government began funding a series of studies ---- to reduce the number of AIDS babies in poor countries.
    A) intend B) having intended

    C) intended D) to intend

    E) to be intending

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    Re: pls help me

    It's C) intended
    The sentence is in the past and C) is your only option. It is an example of elipsis (some words are missing), as the "full" sentence would be "...a series of studies (WHICH WERE) intended to reduce the....etc."

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    Re: pls help me

    There's no need to insert the words "which were".

    "Intended" is a participle and all participles are adjectives. Here it modifies "studies".
    Last edited by abaka; 17-Oct-2012 at 04:34.

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    Re: pls help me

    Please allow the original poster to provide an answer before giving one yourself.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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