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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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 [#permalink] New post 24 May 2005, 16:59
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Correct answer is A. I am confused between A and D. Can anybody explain why not D?
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 [#permalink] New post 24 May 2005, 18:22
I thought it was E...But can someone explain why it should start with "its" ?

Where is the antecedent for "its"??
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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 25 May 2005, 10:19
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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 was going for E, then realize you have to enacted a proposal, not an action.

A it is.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 May 2005, 10:54
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Can anybody explain why not D? Why rule is it violating?
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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 25 May 2005, 11:18
D is wrong because,

.......whatever the proposal’s merits, to tax ...,if enacted....

sounds as if the "to tax" would have to be enacted.

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