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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

Originally posted by ugimba on 11 Feb 2009, 11:35.
Last edited by ydmuley on 24 Sep 2017, 11:59, edited 1 time in total.
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11 Feb 2009, 11:43
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48. 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

Can some one explain what is wrong with E here .... (so obviously E is not the OA )

Ask question what enacted? is it tax or proposal..

Proposal ..., if enacted.. is correct
A is the best

E suggests that .. taxing.., if enacted.. thats wrong.
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11 Feb 2009, 11:55
Hi mates,

agree with A

B out: "the proposal of taxing" is wrong
C out: it's wordy, the comma makes the sentence meaningless
D out: same as in C
E out: same as in C

OA?
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12 Feb 2009, 02:51
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Clearly proposal is to be enacted. Hence, C, D and E are out. b/w A and B, 'proposal of taxing' is awkward in B

ugimba wrote:
48. 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

Can some one explain what is wrong with E here .... (so obviously E is not the OA )
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20 Jun 2010, 23:19
Why is "twice as much as those reported in the 1977 survey" wrong here? Isn't 'As much as' the right idiom to use here.
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02 Jul 2010, 11:32
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'proposal' will be enacted.....'not taxing' or 'to tax'

that takes C, D and E out.

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 - correct
(B) its merits may be, the proposal of taxing - proposal of tax is awkward
(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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02 Jul 2010, 11:43
Agree with A. Btw, does "1000 series" mean anything?
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02 Jul 2010, 21:36
I believe the idiom is "propose to" - Isn't how you "propose to" someone LOLs
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12 Oct 2013, 17:40
ugimba wrote:
48. 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

Can some one explain what is wrong with E here .... (so obviously E is not the OA )

What's the OA for this one? Whatever its merits may be, the proposal of taxing sounds good to me
So is OA (B)?
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24 Mar 2014, 07:18
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ugimba wrote:
48. 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

Can some one explain what is wrong with E here .... (so obviously E is not the OA )

What's the OA for this one? Whatever its merits may be, the proposal of taxing sounds good to me
So is OA (B)?
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10 Aug 2014, 17:57
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

Please provide explanation for choice B and A.
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11 Aug 2014, 10:34
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such a question is ridiculous to spend your time on........

Do not study this material, it is more dangerous than baneficial.......

Back to the question: how is possible to pick an answer but A: after comma B C D and E are wrong. They have no sense in the economy of the sentence.

Which are the takeawys from this question ?? what have you learned from it ?? simply nothing.

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07 Sep 2014, 02:50
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ugimba wrote:
48. 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

Can some one explain what is wrong with E here .... (so obviously E is not the OA )

Ask question what enacted? is it tax or proposal..

Proposal ..., if enacted.. is correct
A is the best

E suggests that .. taxing.., if enacted.. thats wrong.

Agree, Taxing in E is verb. You need a noun in that excerpt, some nound that makes logical sense with "wen enacted". So it has to be TAX or the proposal
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14 Dec 2015, 07:43
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such a question is ridiculous to spend your time on........

Do not study this material, it is more dangerous than baneficial.......

Back to the question: how is possible to pick an answer but A: after comma B C D and E are wrong. They have no sense in the economy of the sentence.

Which are the takeawys from this question ?? what have you learned from it ?? simply nothing.

regards

Thanks a lot carcass for saving my time. I always had a doubt about the quality of the question.
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24 Dec 2015, 08:08
The subject of the core sentence should be Proposal because if you read the non-underlined part, it talks about enacting. Tax can not be enacted, it should be a proposal which is enacted. So C, D and E are out.

Between A and B, the correct idiom is Proposal TO, so A is correct answer.

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48. 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

Can some one explain what is wrong with E here .... (so obviously E is not the OA )
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18 Aug 2016, 17:55
ugimba wrote:
48. 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

Can some one explain what is wrong with E here .... (so obviously E is not the OA )

I see this as a <dependent clause> <comma> <independependent clause>

<dependent clause> = "whatever its merits + verb"
<independent clause> = "proposal ... if enacted ..."

In A - There is no verb in the dependent clause
In B - There is verb in the dependent clause, but the idiom is incorrect (proposal of.. )

Could someone help me why A is correct here?
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Proposal ..., if enacted.. is correct
A is the best

E suggests that .. taxing.., if enacted.. thats wrong.
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18 Mar 2017, 09:23
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

B - taxing sounds wrong.
C - again as B & here the subject is taxing, and taxing cannot be enacted.
D - Subject is Merits - we cannot enact merits but the proposal to tax.
E - Same as above.

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ugimba wrote:
48. 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

Can some one explain what is wrong with E here .... (so obviously E is not the OA )

Is this an Official guide question? I want to know because i don't want to waste time in practicing questions that do not cater to the pattern. By pattern, i mean i haven't seen any OG question with this level of complex structure.
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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

A clear precedent to ‘have’ is needed. The disastrous effects would be of ‘the proposal’ and not its merits. Hence, we need an option that contains proposal.
D and E can be eliminated due to the usage of “proposal’s merits” rather than ‘proposal’.
C makes ‘taxing’ the subject and thus, should be eliminated.
B is unnecessarily wordy.
A is the best choice here.
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