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# In an unusual move for a Republican, the president s

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In an unusual move for a Republican, the
president’s directive established price controls.
(A) the president’s directive established price
controls
(B) the president’s directive was to establish
price controls
(C) the president was successful in the
establishment of controls on prices
(D) the president had instituted controls on
prices
(E) the president established price controlsaction.

Official question from KAPLAN SC WORKBOOK.
Answer given in the book is 'E'. But no explanation is given.
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26 Mar 2012, 22:20
this is a modifier SC question.The first Phrase before comma is describing republican - president. So the president should follow the phrase and the action should be performed by president.
Please correct me if my explination is incorrect
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26 Mar 2012, 22:22
gmatnerd wrote:
this is a modifier SC question.The first Phrase before comma is describing republican - president. So the president should follow the phrase and the action should be performed by president.
Please correct me if my explination is incorrect

I agree with GMATNER on this one. The president is a republican & not the directive
Hence E
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27 Mar 2012, 08:52
President's directive cannot make the move but the president.
D cannot be the answer because it uses past perfect but there is no reference to any event occurring before the "move".
Not sure about C, maybe wordy.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, I'm still learning.
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27 Mar 2012, 09:29
Vote for E :

In an unusual move for a Republican, ==> anything after this should be independent clause with the clear subject (the President).

We narrow it down to C, D, & E

E- is precise and short and convey the message clearly
Re: SENTENCE CORRECTION   [#permalink] 27 Mar 2012, 09:29
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