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# A President entering the final two years of a second term is

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A President entering the final two years of a second term is likely to be at a severe disadvantage and is often unable to carry out a legislative program.
(A) likely to be at a severe disadvantage and is often unable to
(B) likely severely disadvantaged and often unable to
(C) liable to be severely disadvantaged and cannot often
(D) liable that he or she is at a severe disadvantage and cannot often
(E) at a severe disadvantage, often likely to be unable that he or she can
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05 Jun 2009, 05:00
amolsk11 wrote:
A President entering the final two years of a second term is likely to be at a severe disadvantage and is often unable to carry out a legislative program.
(A) likely to be at a severe disadvantage and is often unable to
(B) likely severely disadvantaged and often unable to
(C) liable to be severely disadvantaged and cannot often
(D) liable that he or she is at a severe disadvantage and cannot often
(E) at a severe disadvantage, often likely to be unable that he or she can
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The tested idiom here is "likely to be", so keep that in mind:
a) seems fine so hold it
b) "likely" without the "to", so it's wrong
c) I don't think that "liable to be" even exists
d) because of the use of "that", it would make better sense to have "so" before "liable", but we don't have that, so wrong
e) "often" and "likely" are redundant.

So option A remains as the correct answer.
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05 Jun 2009, 06:56
Likely to be at severe disadvantage seems more reasonable..than any of the options..

hence will go with A.
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26 Jun 2010, 21:06
tarek99 wrote:
The tested idiom here is "likely to be", so keep that in mind:
a) seems fine so hold it
b) "likely" without the "to", so it's wrong
c) I don't think that "liable to be" even exists
d) because of the use of "that", it would make better sense to have "so" before "liable", but we don't have that, so wrong
e) "often" and "likely" are redundant.

Disadvantage is a NOUN or a TRANSITIVE VERB with following usage

I found that disadvantaged is also used sometimes like:

A - CORRECT
Aren't B and C wrong because "severely disadvantaged" is incorrect?
D - liable that seems incorrect
E -often likely to be unable is wordy and awkward

Forgot to mention that I am really confused with this one!
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14 Jul 2010, 11:49
A for me. all the reasons already explained.
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28 Aug 2013, 00:04
'A' since 'likely to' and 'unable to' are parallel.
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