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In the 1950s, when the Chrysler Corporation sponsored a live television show about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, it forbade the actors to mention Lincoln’s name or the name of the Ford Theater because it did not want to plug the competition.

(A) it forbade the actors to mention Lincoln’s name or the name of the Ford Theater because it

(B) they forbade the actors from mentioning Lincoln or the Ford Theater because they

(C) it was forbidden to mention Lincoln or the Ford Theater as they

(D) the actors were forbidden to mention Lincoln’s name or the name of the Ford Theater because they

(E) the actors were forbidden from mentioning Lincoln or the Ford Theater, since they
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2004, 11:25
pronoun 'they' eliminates all the choices except A
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2004, 11:38
B,C,D,E use plural pronoun "they" rather than sing pronoun "it"
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Re: Hard SC-27 [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2004, 12:52
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In the 1950s, when the Chrysler Corporation sponsored a live television show about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, it forbade the actors to mention Lincoln’s name or the name of the Ford Theater because it did not want to plug the competition.

(A) it forbade the actors to mention Lincoln’s name or the name of the Ford Theater because it

(B) they forbade the actors from mentioning Lincoln or the Ford Theater because they

(C) it was forbidden to mention Lincoln or the Ford Theater as they

(D) the actors were forbidden to mention Lincoln’s name or the name of the Ford Theater because they

(E) the actors were forbidden from mentioning Lincoln or the Ford Theater, since they


A it is. Right idiom forbade to, active, and no they.

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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2004, 03:37
Agree with A, and amitbalan's concise explantion.
Though "it" made me little uncomfortable, initially.

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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2004, 09:10
Agree w/ A.

Other choices incorrectly use they to refer to the Chryslter corporation, and C implies that the Chrysler Corporation was forbidden to mention Ford rather than the actors.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2004, 15:05
Yes, the OA is A. :)
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