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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

Does anyone explain why the answer goes to D?

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I would pick D.

D conveys the meaning clearly among the other answer choices. It is of the form Because of the law......., immigrants found out they they had to surrender..

What is the OA???

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New post 26 Jun 2009, 11:03
" for a United States citizen to hold" is more concise than "that a United citizen hold"..

D is a right option.

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