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# Most state governors now have the power of line item veto, while the U

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Most state governors now have the power of line item veto, while the U.S. President does not.

(A) while the U.S. President does not.
(B) a power which is not yet available to the U.S. President.
(C) which the U.S. President has no such power.
(D) the U.S. President does not.
(E) they do not share that with the U.S. President.

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Originally posted by rohan2345 on 08 May 2017, 10:47.
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09 May 2017, 05:46
rohan2345 wrote:
Most state governors now have the power of line item veto, while the U.S. President does not.

(A) while the U.S. President does not.
(B) a power which is not yet available to the U.S. President.
(C) which the U.S. President has no such power.
(D) the U.S. President does not.
(E) they do not share that with the U.S. President.

To present a contrast between the state governors and the U.S president, "but" or "while" is needed which is present only in option (A).
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Option B changes the meaning of the sentence. "not yet available" implies that such power would probably be available to the U.S. President in the future.

Option C is ungrammatical --

"line item veto, which the US President has no such power" does not make any sense.

Option D is a run-on sentence.

Option E is also a run-on sentence. The pronoun "that" is also problematic.
Note that we cannot use demonstrative pronouns such as "this/that/these/those" independently. They must always be accompanied with a noun. for example - that power
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11 Feb 2019, 04:49
rohan2345 wrote:
Most state governors now have the power of line item veto, while the U.S. President does not.

(A) while the U.S. President does not.
(B) a power which is not yet available to the U.S. President.
(C) which the U.S. President has no such power.
(D) the U.S. President does not.
(E) they do not share that with the U.S. President.

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

A. Always begin by trying to identify the error in the underlined portion of the statement. The underlined words don’t contain any pronouns and the subject and verb agree, so you don’t have any agreement errors. Parallel construction doesn’t seem to be an issue. The use of while to mean although may have alerted you. However, while the primary purpose of while is to indicate an event that happens at the same time as another, you may also use while to mean although. In fact, we just used it that way in the previous sentence!

This question doesn’t seem to have an error. But just to be sure, read each answer choice to make sure you haven’t missed something. Choice (B) is wrong because it uses which instead of that to introduce a restrictive clause, and the pronoun which in Choice (C) has no clear reference. You can’t use Choice (D) or Choice (E) because they’re independent clauses. Plugging in either of these choices creates a comma splice. None of the answer choices offer a better construction for the sentence.

Remember that about 20 percent of the time, the underlined part contains no error. Don’t assume that the sentences always contain errors.
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Updated on: 12 Feb 2019, 00:23
rohan2345 wrote:
Most state governors now have the power of line item veto, while the U.S. President does not.

"While" shows simultaneous action at a time, and the original sentence wants to say "One person has some right, while other person does not have".

(A) while the U.S. President does not.

(B) a power which is not yet available to the U.S. President.

"a power" is a noun phrase or an appositive which is used to modify immediate preceding noun. Grammatically correct but "YET" changes the meaning IMO.

(C) which the U.S. President has no such power.

Here relative pronoun "which" is modifying "veto". It means "veto the US president has no such power", and this is nonsensical.

(D) the U.S. President does not.

Two show that "to connected actions at the same time we need "WHILE".

Two ICs connected with a comma is wrong.

(E) they do not share that with the U.S. President.

This is nonsensical. It means THEY (Governors) do not share THAT (Power of Veto) with the US President.

Also two ICs connected with a comma is wrong.

No pronoun ambiguity but the sentence makes no sense.

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12 Feb 2019, 00:16
rohan2345 wrote:
Most state governors now have the power of line item veto, while the U.S. President does not.

So lets see, the intent of the sentence is to compare the powers between 2 categories of people and make a contrast.
The state governors and the president.

Now if we look at the options, IMO

(A) while the U.S. President does not.
This is the correct answer, matches the intent of the author.

(B) a power which is not yet available to the U.S. President.
Incorrect intent, passive

(C) which the U.S. President has no such power.
which is incorrectly referring to veto, that is not the intent

(D) the U.S. President does not.
Rhetorical construction.

(E) they do not share that with the U.S. President.
This is funny, why will they share that power.
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