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# One of Ronald Reagans first acts as President was to rescind

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One of Ronald Reagans first acts as President was to rescind [#permalink]

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18 Mar 2005, 07:03
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One of Ronald Reaganâ€™s first acts as President was to rescind President Carterâ€™s directive that any chemical banned on medical grounds in the United States be prohibited from sale to other countries.

(A) that any chemical banned on medical grounds in the United States be prohibited from sale to other countries

(B) that any chemical be prohibited from sale to other countries that was banned on medical grounds in the United States

(C) prohibiting the sale to other countries of any chemical banned on medical grounds in the United States

(D) prohibiting that any chemical banned on medical grounds in the United States is sold to other countries

(E) that any chemical banned in the United States on medical grounds is prohibited from being sold to other countries

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18 Mar 2005, 14:25
A is fine here

phrases colored are correctly modifies the objects next to them

that any chemical banned on medical grounds in the United States be prohibited from sale to other countries
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18 Mar 2005, 16:34
why not C....

Thanks!!

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19 Mar 2005, 08:23
(A) for me too.

...directive "prohibiting the sale to other countries of any chemical banned on medical grounds in the United States"

The "of any chemical banned on medical grounds" seems to be qualifying "countries".

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19 Mar 2005, 13:05
Sorry guys, I dont have proper OA. One of my friends was saying that (C) is OA. I posted just for confirming my answer.

I agree with (A).

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19 Mar 2005, 13:16
Agree with A. Directive is a subjunctive verb and it needs a that and a base form of the verb (be)

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19 Mar 2005, 18:53
Maaverick thanks for ur reply....Now I am convinced that atleast it is not C

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28 Mar 2005, 10:35
karun_aggarwal wrote:
PLS REFUTE E ALSO

All capital letter sentences are considered wrong by ETS.

Ok, compare E and A you'll see two major differences. First is "be" vs "is", second is "from sale" vs "from being sold". E is wrong on both counts.

In sentences like "He requires", "We ask", "The president direct", etc., you need to use verbs in their original form. It is equivalent to "should do" but "should" here must be omitted. So it would be "We ask that you type your post in small case letters", or "The president's directive that the weapons be sold to other countries is not right".

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29 Mar 2005, 15:30
maaverick wrote:
(A) for me too.

...directive "prohibiting the sale to other countries of any chemical banned on medical grounds in the United States"

The "of any chemical banned on medical grounds" seems to be qualifying "countries".

Thanks and this help. A is my choice for proper placement of modifier.

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29 Mar 2005, 16:28
isn't the correct idiom is "prohibite something from doing something?"

then why A is correct?

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29 Mar 2005, 21:27
Also "directive" is not a verb, so is it one of the words that require "be" instead of "is"?

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31 Mar 2005, 00:59
DLMD wrote:
DLMD wrote:
isn't the correct idiom is "prohibite something from doing something?"

then why A is correct?

can someone answer my question? thanks

I think the correct idiom is prohibit + [noun/pronoun] + from + gerund phrase

the noun/pronoun is optional

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01 Apr 2005, 01:06
HongHu wrote:
karun_aggarwal wrote:
PLS REFUTE E ALSO

All capital letter sentences are considered wrong by ETS.

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Kindly excuse Karun. A WORM, WHICH HAS REFUSED TO DIE, RECENTLY ATTACKED HIS CAPSLOCK!!! I rather sympatise with him.

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01 Apr 2005, 10:38
Ok. Perhaps we need to spread some growth stopping enzyma on his computer.
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