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

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03 Sep 2012, 11:34
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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 controls
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03 Sep 2012, 12:10
monikaleoster wrote:
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 controls

IMO E.
(A) the president’s directive established price controls. President’s directive can not establish control, subject should be president.
(B) the president’s directive was to establish price controls. Too awkward
(C) the president was successful in the establishment of controls on prices. Too wordy
(D) the president had instituted controls on prices. Unnecessarily uses perfect tense
(E) the president established price controls. Simple and precise with president as subject.
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03 Sep 2012, 12:11
E is correct.

I rephrased the sentence to : President established something in an unusual move.

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03 Sep 2012, 13:59
I rephrased the sentence to : President established something in an unusual move.-->is wordy
E is direct and clear
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