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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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The president is a Republican, not his directive. Therefore, we can eliminate A and B.

C changes the meaning. It says the Republican are usually unsuccessful at establishing price controls.

D incorrectly uses Past Perfect.

E is the only good option.
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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


The highlighted part must modify what comes after it, Correct Answer must be (E), for the errors in other options marked in Red.
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Bunuel 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


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E.

What should an introductory phrase followed by a comma prompt you to do? Check to see if the phrase correctly modifies what follows it. You can’t say that a directive is making “an unusual move for a Republican.” No, it’s a person, the president, that’s making the move. (E) says what the author of the sentence wants to say, clearly and simply. That’s preferable on the GMAT.
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