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# 26.According to some analysts, whatever its merits, the

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26.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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16 Apr 2004, 18:57
A looks fine.

Proposal to tax - is the correct usage.

"the proposal to tax away all capital gains on short-term
investments"
is a noun phrase

B - proposal of taxing - is incorrect usage
C - The participle phrase after the comma has nothing to modify
D - prepositional phrase has nothing to modify
E- taxing is not clear in what it refers to

All these choice make it look like "taxing away ....." if enacted .....

I hope I am right here.

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16 Apr 2004, 19:07
I think I overlooked this one and thought "its" in A had no referent. But "its" is indeed refering to the "proposal" in which case A would be more concise
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16 Apr 2004, 20:29
OA is A.

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