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

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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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04 Aug 2006, 22:29
ps_dahiya wrote:
A popular one. It is C.

Why not A. Looks like a case of subjunctive mood..

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04 Aug 2006, 22:35
Should be C.

In A, B and E, the use of "directive that" is wrong...
In D, prohibiting "that" seems awkward.
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04 Aug 2006, 22:44
mailtheguru wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
A popular one. It is C.

Why not A. Looks like a case of subjunctive mood..

In this case, that can't introduce noun clause..

Should be.. directive that prohibits ~~
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05 Aug 2006, 14:22
CHEN wrote:

OA is C

I dont have the OE. this is from the 1000-ques doc.

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05 Aug 2006, 14:29
freetheking wrote:
mailtheguru wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
A popular one. It is C.

Why not A. Looks like a case of subjunctive mood..

In this case, that can't introduce noun clause..

Should be.. directive that prohibits ~~

Hey King, sorry, i did not really get that. Could you pls give me an example?

As far as i know you can have a subjunctive mood setting in both the follwoign cases:

The king ordered that the slave be freed.
The king gave an order that the slave be freed.

Am i right in this?

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17 Aug 2006, 05:07
Stumped on this one prohibit to~ just doesn`t make any sense.

Any other thoughts

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17 Aug 2006, 11:02
mailtheguru wrote:
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

Even though there's no issue with the subjunctive mood, A IMO has two problems -

"prohibited from sale to other countries" looks awkard; it should be "prohibited from being sold to other countries"

The other issue IMO is that - Carter's directive prohibited the sale ; A kind of shifts the focus of the sentence from the DIRECTIVE itself to the banned chemical

A says - ........ was to rescind President Carter's directive THAT ANY CHEMICAL BANNED ON MEDICAL GROUND.................

Versus compare C

........WAS TO RESCIND PRESIDENT CARTER'S DIRECTIVE PROHIBITING THE SALE....

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17 Aug 2006, 11:07
It's C only.

Subjunctive mood

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20 Aug 2006, 00:00
http://www.scoretop.com/forum/forum_pos ... 2725&PN=10.

It contains a very good expln. HTH

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20 Aug 2006, 05:45
isn't it the case that

A is passive and C is active.

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