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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.
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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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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

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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

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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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New post 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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'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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Agree with A. Btw, does "1000 series" mean anything?
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New post 02 Jul 2010, 21:36
I believe the idiom is "propose to" - Isn't how you "propose to" someone LOLs
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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 :) )


What's the OA for this one? Whatever its merits may be, the proposal of taxing sounds good to me
So is OA (B)?
Please advice
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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)?
Please advice
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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


Please provide explanation for choice B and A.
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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Choice A is right 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 :) )

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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