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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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10 Nov 2006, 04:20
"liable" is used in a negative context. "Likely" is appropriate.

One more A.
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10 Nov 2006, 04:23
Agree with A.
Maintains parallelism..... is likely .....and is often.
Also," to be at a disadvantage " is the correct usage.
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10 Nov 2006, 04:48
B> verb is missing (and often unable to )

c> use of can ?

d>liable that - not idiomatic

e> verbose
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