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# In a controversial decision, the effects of which still reverberate to

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In a controversial decision, the effects of which still reverberate today, the Supreme Court decided that in certain legal respects, a corporation has the same rights as does an individual and enabled them to donate money to politicians.
A. and enabled them to donate money to politicians
B. and enabling them to donate money to politicians
C. and enabling it to donate money to politicians
D. and enabled it to donate money to politicians
E. and is able to donate money to politicians

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Re: In a controversial decision, the effects of which still reverberate to [#permalink]

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05 Apr 2017, 23:54
them is ambiguous in A and B
and pronoun it has no clear antecedent in option C and D so out also correct idiom is enable+person/thing+to
left with E has a separate verb + another action .
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06 Apr 2017, 06:58
In a controversial decision, the effects of which still reverberate today, the Supreme Court decided that in certain legal respects, a corporation has the same rights as does an individual and enabled them to donate money to politicians.
A. and enabled them to donate money to politicians
B. and enabling them to donate money to politicians
C. and enabling it to donate money to politicians
D. and enabled it to donate money to politicians
E. and is able to donate money to politicians

All the choices except E are ambiguous
it or them what they refers to
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Re: In a controversial decision, the effects of which still reverberate to [#permalink]

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29 Apr 2017, 04:47
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Parallelism .
a corporation has ... and is .....
E is right.
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18 Aug 2017, 10:29
I feel like (D) could be the right answer - "decided" and "enabled" are parallel and "it" refers to the corporation... Help?
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26 Apr 2018, 07:16
NicoleJaneway wrote:
I feel like (D) could be the right answer - "decided" and "enabled" are parallel and "it" refers to the corporation... Help?

At the outset, decided and enabled look parallel but the meaning is not logical

Element 1: Supreme Court decided on something
Element 2: Supreme Court did not enable corporation to donate but rather Supreme Court's decision did.

Another way of writing this will be:

In a controversial decision, the effects of which still reverberate today, the Supreme Court decided that in certain legal respects, a corporation has the same rights as does an individual, enabling it to donate money to politicians.

Here, "enabling it to donate money to politicians" is a modifier presenting result of the action.
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