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# By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central

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By a vote of 9 to 0, the Supreme Court awarded the Central Intelligence Agency broad discretionary powers enabling it to withhold from the public the identities of its sources of intelligence information.
(A) enabling it to withhold from the public
(B) for it to withhold from the public
(C) for withholding disclosure to the public of
(D) that enable them to withhold from public disclosure
(E) that they can withhold public disclosure of
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05 Jul 2010, 23:40
IMO C,

In Option A 'it' has two antecedents: Supreme Court and CIA Board.
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06 Jul 2010, 13:08
Clear A
because E uses they for CIA which is singular here.

Moreover powers that they can is ambiguos. It should have been "powers enabling it to X" or "powers that allowed it to do X"
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06 Jul 2010, 13:21
A.

even though i have issues w/ the pronoun it. but in the latter part of the sentence, its is used in "its sources..." so i guess the ambiguity of the antecedent of its (and it) is not in question.
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