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# By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central

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10. By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central Intelligence Agency broad discretionary powers enabling it to withhold from the public the identities of its sources of intelligence information.
(A) enabling it to withhold from the public
(B) for it to withhold from the public
(C) for withholding disclosure to the public of
(D) that enable them to withhold from public disclosure
(E) that they can withhold public disclosure of
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21 Oct 2005, 20:25
A. correct
B. too vague and awkward
C. passive voice
D and E. incorrectly uses they to refer to the singular noun the CIA
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21 Oct 2005, 20:35
nakib77 wrote:
10. By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central Intelligence Agency broad discretionary powers enabling it to withhold from the public the identities of its sources of intelligence information.
(A) enabling it to withhold from the public
(B) for it to withhold from the public
(C) for withholding disclosure to the public of
(D) that enable them to withhold from public disclosure
(E) that they can withhold public disclosure of

D and E are wrong with they/ them because the Central Inelligence Agency is singular since we think of CIA as a group rather than individuals.
C is redundant.
Between A and B, I go for A coz it, with surbordinate phrase, clarify what the power is.
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22 Oct 2005, 08:53
Cosider between A and B. For it seems awkward so eliminate choice B.
That leaves A
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23 Oct 2005, 19:32
OA is A.
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24 Oct 2005, 01:47
C,D and E are clearly out. Between A and B, I would choose A.
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