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Proposal to tax [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2008, 00:11
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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Re: Proposal to tax [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2008, 02:43
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Oooh tricky.

I'll go with A.

(B) its merits may be, the proposal of taxing --> should be proposal TO tax but its not, so its not correct (this was my original choice)

The others include "proposal" in the 1st parenthetical clause, which doesn't go with "if enacted".

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Re: Proposal to tax [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2008, 06:01
One more A here.
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Re: Proposal to tax [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2008, 06:12
I’ll go with E

“Its” – not referring to anything? Pronoun error.

D & E left,
D – modifier error

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Re: Proposal to tax [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2008, 06:20
I was wrong

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OA is A

Hmm - idioms kill me!
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Re: Proposal to tax [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2008, 06:27
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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

Answers without explainaitions are not acceptable.


IMO "A"
whts the OA

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Re: Proposal to tax [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2008, 08:18
None other than A.
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Re: Proposal to tax [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2008, 09:12
OA is A
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Re: Proposal to tax [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2008, 09:30
Test concept = inversion + pronoun referrent + idiom
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Re: Proposal to tax [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2008, 10:09
Isn't "what ever its merits" incomplete?
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