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On account of a law passed in 1993, making it a crime

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On account of a law passed in 1993, making it a crime punishable by imprisonment that a United States citizen hold gold in the form of bullion or coins, immigrants found that on arrival in the United States they had to surrender all of the gold they had brought with them.
A. On account of a law passed in 1993, making it a crime punishable by imprisonment that a United States citizen hold
B. With a law passed in 1933 that makes it a crime punishable by imprisonment that a United States citizen hold
C. A law passed in 1933 that made it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen holding
D. Because of a law passed in 1933 making it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen to hold
E. Due to a law being passed in 1933 that makes it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen to hold

I got this right: however, I want to concur whether my reasoning correct. Please explain in detail.

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New post 31 Jul 2008, 03:12
E. Due to a law being passed in 1933 that makes it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States
= WRONG – “due to” cannot be used at the beginning of the sentence.

B. With a law passed in 1933 that makes it a crime punishable by imprisonment that a United States citizen hold
= WRONG – “that” illogically modifies 1933

C. A law passed in 1933 that made it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen holding
= WRONG – “that” illogically modifies 1933

A. On account of a law passed in 1993, making it a crime punishable by imprisonment that a United States citizen hold
= WRONG – “on account of” is wrong idiom

D. Because of a law passed in 1933 making it a crime punishable by imprisonment for a United States citizen to hold
= CORRECT

Ans is D

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