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One of Ronald Reagan's first acts as President was to rescind President Carter's directive that any chemical banned on medical grounds in the United States be prohibited from sale to other countries.

(A) that any chemical banned on medical grounds in the United States be prohibited from sale to other countries
(B) that any chemical be prohibited from sale to other countries that was banned on medical grounds in the United States
(C) prohibiting the sale to other countries of any chemical banned on medical grounds in the United States
(D) prohibiting that any chemical banned on medical grounds in the United States is sold to other countries
(E) that any chemical banned in the United States on medical grounds is prohibited from being sold to other countries

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18 Jul 2006, 11:51
I will go with C.

Prohibited from sale to other countries seems incorrect though I am not exactly sure why.
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18 Jul 2006, 19:21
B, D and E are entirely ruled out. A goes out because of 'prohibited from sale to' should have been 'prohibited from being sold to '. So C is the answer.

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I will go with C.

Prohibited from sale to other countries seems incorrect though I am not exactly sure why.
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18 Jul 2006, 19:58
C

"directive that" is always wrong. So A, B and E are out.
Out of C and D,its the sale that was prohibited not the chemical. So C is correct.
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18 Jul 2006, 20:14
ps_dahiya, why is it wrong to use "directive that"? is it unidiomatic?
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18 Jul 2006, 20:27
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ps_dahiya, why is it wrong to use "directive that"? is it unidiomatic?

yes... its unidiomatic. Source is OG 11th edition
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18 Jul 2006, 20:40
ps_dahiya wrote:
C

"directive that" is always wrong. So A, B and E are out.
Out of C and D,its the sale that was prohibited not the chemical. So C is correct.

OA is C..
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