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# According to some analysts, whatever its merits, the

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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 enavted, have a disastrous effect on Wall Street trading and employment.

A
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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15 Sep 2003, 22:05
I am between A and B

From those I would choose A. But I am not sure...

Is there an idiom "proposal to" or "proposal for" ??
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16 Sep 2003, 04:34
I go crazy from these types of questions cos I'd go for B)
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16 Sep 2003, 05:47
mystery wrote:
According to some analysts, whatever its merits, the proposal to tax away all capital gains on short-term investments would, if enavted, have a disastrous effect on Wall Street trading and employment.

A
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

Look outside the underlined sentence....

According to .....,whatever its merits,.................................,if enacted, .........................

if enacted...ok..find the subject...what is to be enacted...

C... taxing away captial gains,...if enacted .... Nope...a proposal, a law etc is enacted

So, using the same logic, D and E are out too !

only A and B remain...

B... the proposal of taxing away

"Proposal to" is better than "Proposal of "

A proposal of implementing stricted standards was tabled before the council

A proposal to implement stricter standards was table before the council

A proposal of Limiting the spending in election campaigns was introduced in the House

A proposal to limit spending in election campaigns was introduced in the House.

See it yet?

thanks
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24 Sep 2003, 03:34
praetorian123

Thanks! Can we say that "a proposal to..." is an idiom?
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24 Sep 2008, 06:17
i would go with A as well.
what is the source for this question.
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24 Sep 2008, 23:32
"A"

Here the key is "its merit". "its" refers to the proposal to tax short term capital gains.
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25 Sep 2008, 09:28
A is right. It is correct spoken English as far as I am concerned.
"It's" is singular and so is the "proposal".
The sentence could also have been: ".........it's merits may be, the proposal.......", and that would have been correct too!
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26 Sep 2008, 05:25
KASSALMD wrote:
A is right. It is correct spoken English as far as I am concerned.
"It's" is singular and so is the "proposal".
The sentence could also have been: ".........it's merits may be, the proposal.......", and that would have been correct too!

But I find "whatever its merits" incomplete. And with this understanding, I chose B as the answer.

Can anyone explain why my reading is wrong?
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26 Sep 2008, 06:27
scthakur wrote:
KASSALMD wrote:
A is right. It is correct spoken English as far as I am concerned.
"It's" is singular and so is the "proposal".
The sentence could also have been: ".........it's merits may be, the proposal.......", and that would have been correct too!

But I find "whatever its merits" incomplete. And with this understanding, I chose B as the answer.

Can anyone explain why my reading is wrong?

IMO

B is redundant too.

whatever....may be

and in E "proposal's merits" is wrong.

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