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# Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who

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Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the popular vote could lose the electoral vote, it was proposed by Congress that the Electoral College be abolished.

A. it was proposed by Congress
B. there was a proposal by Congress
C. a proposal was made by Congress
D. Congress proposed
E. Congress will have proposed
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Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the popular vote could lose the electoral vote, it was proposed by Congress that the Electoral College be abolished.

A. it was proposed by Congress
B. there was a proposal by Congress
C. a proposal was made by Congress

Who hopes to avert? Congress. The subject in the underlined portion should be "Congress".

D. Congress proposed
E. Congress will have proposed

"won" and "could" clearly shows that it is a situation in the past.

D. Congress proposed
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13 Jun 2017, 02:33
I went with D.

The sentence has a modifier error where 'it' is used wrongly.
It is now either D or E.
The future perfect 'will have proposed' is incorrectly used here.
Thus, D.
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13 Jun 2017, 05:18
aarushi00 wrote:
Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the popular vote could lose the electoral vote, it was proposed by Congress that the Electoral College be abolished.

A. it was proposed by Congress
B. there was a proposal by Congress
C. a proposal was made by Congress
D. Congress proposed
E. Congress will have proposed

Who is Hoping......? Answer to this question has be a NOUN. Noun is present only in option D & E.

Since the question is testing MOOD, only option D fits the bill.

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13 Jun 2017, 07:36
aarushi00 wrote:
Hoping to avert another situation in which the candidate who won the popular vote could lose the electoral vote, it was proposed by Congress that the Electoral College be abolished.

A. it was proposed by Congress
B. there was a proposal by Congress
C. a proposal was made by Congress
D. Congress proposed
E. Congress will have proposed

CORRECT SUBJUNCTIVE USAGE : X propose that Y be Z

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