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

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

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17 Oct 2005, 22:39
HIMALAYA wrote:
(A) that any chemical banned on medical grounds in the United States be prohibited from sale to other countries

on second thought, let me change to C.

i thought it is a case subjunctive but actually it is not...

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17 Oct 2005, 22:46
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why??? ......directive is a noun meaning " an official instruction".

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gmacvik wrote:
16. 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.

I got A - other choices were not as appealing when examined closely. Plus Lax is right; subjunctive mood is in play here.

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18 Oct 2005, 00:06
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well well well, this is tricky one, I go for 'C'.

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18 Oct 2005, 00:31
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Between C and A, I go for A.

I think C changes the meaning of the sentence. From C we could derive that Reagan prohibited the sale while he actually did the opposite.

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18 Oct 2005, 08:02
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tough one..stuck btw A and C....

C is fine

but directive phrohbiting sounds better dont ya think?

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18 Oct 2005, 13:34
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I think A is fine. So no need to change it... I will pick A.
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18 Oct 2005, 19:38
OA is C, Himalaya's explaination is right, it seems like subjunctive but actually is not. I also picked A. This is from OG

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The choices that uses 'that' to introduce the modifying phrase for the noun 'directive' all starts with 'chemicals banned in US..." but this is not what the directive is about. The phrase 'prohibiting... should come right after directive'

A,B and E are out. D is awkward.

C is the best choice.

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18 Oct 2005, 20:11
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I chose C because I thought that the form should be "to rescind something".

In that case, all potential answers begining with "that" should have a verb just after. The best solution would be "One of Ronald Reaganâ€™s first acts as President was to rescind President Carterâ€™s directive that prohibited to sell .... "

is that what you were saying ywilfred ? I coudn't catch clearly your explanantion sorry

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18 Oct 2005, 20:33
gmacvik wrote:
16. 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.

Now that I guess the key problem in A is " from sale to "
prohibit someone from doing sth ....It's unreasonable to say you prohibit something from doing sth

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05 Jun 2008, 21:32
btw A and C

Can anyone explain how A is in the subjunctive mood?

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