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48. According to some analysts, whatever its merits, the proposal to tax away all capital gains on short-term investments would, if enacted, have a disastrous effect on Wall Street trading and employment.
(A) its merits, the proposal to tax
(B) its merits may be, the proposal of taxing
(C) its merits as a proposal, taxing
(D) the proposal’s merits, to tax
(E) the proposal’s merits are, taxing
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Re: SC tax [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2004, 04:13
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48. According to some analysts, whatever its merits, the proposal to tax away all capital gains on short-term investments would, if enacted, have a disastrous effect on Wall Street trading and employment.
(A) its merits, the proposal to tax
(B) its merits may be, the proposal of taxing
(C) its merits as a proposal, taxing
(D) the proposal’s merits, to tax
(E) the proposal’s merits are, taxing


I have narrowed down to either "C" or "E".
Rationale:
We need a subject to drive "have a disastrous effect on Wall Street trading and employment" - the proposal can not have effect so, A and B out.
choice - D is wrong because ...the proposal's merits, to tax... is wrong.
Between C and E - i would go with C

it would be interesting to know OA and explanation.

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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2004, 11:36
my vote for C too

According to some analysts, whatever its merits as a proposal, taxing away all capital gains on short-term investments would, if enacted, have a disastrous effect on Wall Street trading and employment.


IMHO: in A proposal don´t agree with have
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Re: SC tax [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2004, 14:13
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48. According to some analysts, whatever its merits, the proposal to tax away all capital gains on short-term investments would, if enacted, have a disastrous effect on Wall Street trading and employment.
(A) its merits, the proposal to tax
(B) its merits may be, the proposal of taxing
(C) its merits as a proposal, taxing
(D) the proposal’s merits, to tax
(E) the proposal’s merits are, taxing


I would go for A on this one. Its seems weird to have would followed by has, if if the subject preceeding the verb is singular. I am thinking would makes the verb proceeding it behave as a subjunctive verb.

Paul or somebody else could come out with a better explanation but I strongly believe it shd be A
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2004, 17:02
A it is

A) According to some analysts, whatever its merits, the proposal to tax away all capital gains on short-term investments would, if enacted, have a disastrous effect on Wall Street trading and employment.

In red is a parenthetical element. Remove it and you get:
According to some analysts, the proposal to tax away all capital gains on short-term investments would, if enacted, have a disastrous effect on Wall Street trading and employment.

This properly establish the subject of the main clause as "the proposal" for only "a proposal" can be "enacted". C, D and E erroneously say that it is the action of "taxing" which could be "enacted". Finally, B is out because proper idiom is "proposal to + infinitive" instead of "proposal for"
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2004, 15:15
Thank you Paul for this explaination.

If in place of According to some analysts we had According to Bank X analysts group, is the parenthetical still ok knowing that its is then fuzzy... ?
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