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# A President entering the final two years of a second term is

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A President entering the final two years of a second term is likely to be at a severe disadvantage and is often unable to carry out a legislative program.

(A) likely to be at a severe disadvantage and is often unable to
(B) likely severely disadvantaged and often unable to
(C) liable to be severely disadvantaged and cannot often
(D) liable that he or she is at a severe disadvantage and cannot often
(E) at a severe disadvantage, often likely to be unable that he or she can
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30 Aug 2005, 11:01
A is correct here....

we are testing || ism here....
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30 Aug 2005, 15:45
D and E is verbose.

out of A, B and C,

B appears to be more concise.

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31 Aug 2005, 02:24
capri wrote:
D and E is verbose.

out of A, B and C,

B appears to be more concise.

Any thoughts

I think B can be ruled out because likely needs to be followed by 'to be' hence it should be A
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31 Aug 2005, 02:49
Both A and C seem fine to me. Can some one explain why C is wrong??
OA/OE Plz.

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31 Aug 2005, 04:24
C has a couple of issues...

There is a big difference between "can not " and "unable".

Cannot means that he is not capable of

Unable means he is capable of but because some restriction, in this case time, he is unable to...

Moreover LIABLE and LIKELY.. choice of words... LIKELY fits here and somehow LIABLE seems to indicate some liability to something... just does not sound good.
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31 Aug 2005, 05:11
OA is A.
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31 Aug 2005, 05:11
OA is A.
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