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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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One of Ronald Reagan’s first acts as President was to rescind President Carter’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 picked the correct answer but I thought this was a good one to post)
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11 Oct 2008, 21:12
bigtreezl wrote:
One of Ronald Reagan’s first acts as President was to rescind President Carter’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 -. perfect
(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 picked the correct answer but I thought this was a good one to post)

We look for a subjunctive mood here !!
So i would pic A ,its the only one with that mood !!
OA ?
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13 Oct 2008, 02:09
C.
i would pick " prohibiting sale of.." over "be prohibited from sale".
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13 Oct 2008, 02:19
correct idiom is prohibited from !!

again if A is not correct,kindly post the explanations !!!
waiting for the OE since i got to know the OA
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13 Oct 2008, 02:25
thnx for the correction....
the idiom is "prohibit x from y"
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13 Oct 2008, 08:01
OA is listed as C
Re: SC: Ronald Reagan   [#permalink] 13 Oct 2008, 08:01
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# One of Ronald Reagans first acts as President was to rescind

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