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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 proposals merits, to tax

E. the proposals merits are, taxing
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29 May 2007, 18:47
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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 proposals merits, to tax

E. the proposals merits are, taxing

Proposal introduces the subjunctive mood. Thus we need the base form of the verb with the infinitive. ( to may or may not be present. ) Thus the answer is "A".
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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 proposals merits, to tax

E. the proposals merits are, taxing

what is the OA ?
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29 May 2007, 23:39
OA is A.
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