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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 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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06 Jan 2009, 23:08
salr15 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 proposal’s merits, to tax
(E) the proposal’s merits are, taxing

A. the proposal to tax is best.
B. It is tempting because it has "whatever its merits may be" but "the proposal of taxing" doesnot sound good.
C. as?
D. to tax ?
E. taxing?
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07 Jan 2009, 07:43
OA is A.

I actually originally got E as well but the problem with E is that it takes the focus off the proposal to tax to taxing, so it says taxing will be disastorous.

Also the correct idiom is "proposal to" not "proposal of" as in B.

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26 Jan 2009, 00:35
But "its" in A can also refer (structurally in this sentence) to analysts. Pls clarify
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26 Jan 2009, 04:09
Hi mates,

Agree with A

@ rampuria: "its" cannot refer to "analysts" because this noun is plurar: "some analysts"

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26 Jan 2009, 12:29
salr15 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 proposal’s merits, to tax

(E) the proposal’s merits are, taxing

what enacted? proposal or tax..
--- proposal..
C,D,E -out

B -- wordy and changes the meaning by introducing "may be"

A is the best.
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