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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 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 proposals merits, to tax

E. the proposals merits are, taxing

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balboa wrote:
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 proposals merits, to tax

E. the proposals merits are, taxing


It should be C

Ask question what enacted????? C says.. Proposal ,.... , if enacted .
Other options suggests merits enacted..that's not correct.
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A.

"whatever its merits" is an appositive that modifies "the proposal".

B uses "may be" and is redundant.

C. This changes the meaning. Its no longer has an antecedant. "its" no longer refers to a proposal but something else that is acting as a proposal and we're evaluating the merits of this thing when it acts as a proposal.

D. This lacks "are" as in "whatever the proposal's merits are, to tax"...just doesn't make sense.

E. Now E adds in the missing "are" from D, but changes the infinitive to a gerund and makes the answer incorrect.

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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 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 proposals merits, to tax
E. the proposals merits are, taxing

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Is the word "away" part of the sentence that needs to be corrected?

I chose B over A because I didn't like the word "away", and thought that was redudant.

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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 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 proposals merits, to tax

E. the proposals merits are, taxing

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"away" is not redundant because it states to what extent the capital gains will be taxed. If we took out "away" then we're merely talking about a tax. The tax could be 1% of capital gains, or it could be 100% of capital gains. The sentence is not as clear and changes the meaning because "taxing away" means no capital gains will be left.

bigfernhead wrote:
Is the word "away" part of the sentence that needs to be corrected?

I chose B over A because I didn't like the word "away", and thought that was redudant.

balboa wrote:
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 proposals merits, to tax

E. the proposals merits are, taxing

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