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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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559. 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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22 Jun 2005, 11:08
We need idion prohibited.. from

Only A and C survives the cut.

Dont shoot me but I will pick E on this...

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23 Jun 2005, 05:57
Should be C
in A, the directive cannot be to prohibit the sale of the drug, the directive should forbid the sale of the drug.

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23 Jun 2005, 06:18
This is purely speculation... Something about "be prohibited from" that just doesn't sound right. Perhaps "be prohibited" should be parallel with "banned?" At the end I picked C like most of you here, just because it sounds short and sweet.

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24 Jun 2005, 21:04
The OA is C.

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24 Jun 2005, 22:42
cloudz9 wrote:
HIMALAYA wrote:
Absolutly C. A is a big trap.

what is the trap in A...thanks

because it is not a case of subjunctive. if it were, A would be ok.

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28 Jul 2005, 12:31
can one of the SC guru's please explain when to eliminate "that" and when not to eliminate that. I was between A and C here but went with A becuase I thought that "that" was requried

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28 Jul 2005, 14:33
All please check out the sentence below.

One of Arthur Jessopâ€™s first acts as president of the FHA was to deny a request from the private sector that federal home loan programs should be expanded to cover houses not conforming to civil construction codes.

(A) should be expanded to cover houses not conforming to
(B) be expanded to cover houses not conforming to
(C) should be expand to cover houses not conforming with
(D) would have been expanded to cover houses not conforming to
(E) had to be expanded to cover houses not conforming with

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28 Jul 2005, 21:21
saurya_s wrote:
HIMALAYA wrote:
cloudz9 wrote:
HIMALAYA wrote:
Absolutly C. A is a big trap.

what is the trap in A...thanks

because it is not a case of subjunctive. if it were, A would be ok.

why it is not subjunctive?

nither there are subjunctive verbs nor it is contrary to fact.

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Re: SC: Ronald Reaganâ€™s first acts as President [#permalink]

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18 Sep 2009, 14:21
Guys can't get my head around this question..why is "that" not reqd.??
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Re: SC: Ronald Reaganâ€™s first acts as President   [#permalink] 18 Sep 2009, 14:21
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