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20. Like the government that came before it, which set new records for growth, laissez-faire capitalism is the cornerstone of the new government.

(A) laissez-faire capitalism is the cornerstone of the new government
(B) the cornerstone of the new government is laissez-faire capitalism
(C) laissez-faire capitalism is the new government’s cornerstone
(D) the new government has made laissez-faire capitalism its cornerstone
(E) the new government has a laissez-faire cornerstone of capitalism

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20. Like the government that came before it, which set new records for growth, laissez-faire capitalism is the cornerstone of the new government.

(A) laissez-faire capitalism is the cornerstone of the new government ( wrong modifier)
(B) the cornerstone of the new government is laissez-faire capitalism (same as A)
(C) laissez-faire capitalism is the new government’s cornerstone ( same as A)
(D) the new government has made laissez-faire capitalism its cornerstone ( cluase, this goes well if we had As in the starting sentence instead of Like)
(E) the new government has a laissez-faire cornerstone of capitalism
( E is right choice) Like X, Y ( if we ignore the nonrestrictive part)

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My Answer is D). Can you please post OA.

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Yes OA is D. What is the subtle difference between D and E?

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I did wrong analysis. But i guess there is no issue with usage of like it is correct in both the cases. The bone of contention is pronoun 'its'. 'Its' does not refer to unique noun. Ambiguity !

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Yes OA is D. What is the subtle difference between D and E?

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(D) the new government has made laissez-faire capitalism its cornerstone
(E) the new government has a laissez-faire cornerstone of capitalism


Subtle different is its meaning, if you try to understand the meaning of E) then it is meaningless or it has changed original meaning. "has a laissez-faire cornerstone of capitalism" is not meaningful.

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I would be easy if we know that laissez-faire is adjective here and it modifying capitalism.

So, D

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Yes certainly D as government is being compared,Moreover is not ambiguous.

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