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To protect English Manufacturers of woolen goods both against American and Irish competition, Enland passed the Woolens Act of 1698, which prohibited the export of woolen cloth beyond a colony`s borders.

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b. In order to protect English manufacturers of woolen goods against both American and Irish competition, England passed the woolen Act of 1698

c. In order to protect English manufactures of woolen goods against American, as well as against Irish, competition, the Woolen Act of 1698 was passed by England

d. For protecting English manufacturers of woolen goods against American, as well as Irish, competition, England passed the Woolen Act of 1698.

e. For the protection of English manufacturers of woolen goods against both American and Irish competition, the Woolen Act of 1698, passed by England.
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04 Aug 2008, 23:47
C seems to be wordy. I think A itself is correct. What you say.
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04 Aug 2008, 23:49
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C seems to be wordy. I think A itself is correct. What you say.

A) compares English Manufacturers with "American and Irish competition" which is wrong.
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05 Aug 2008, 05:57
A) wrong. "... both against American and Irish..." must be "both X and Y"
B) correct
C) wrong. English passed the act to protect manufacturers. so modifier is incorrect
D) wrong. 'to protect' is better
E) wrong. 'to protect' is better
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05 Aug 2008, 07:51
OA is B
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