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One of Ronald Reagans first acts as President was to rescind

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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

OA is C. Can someone pls explain?

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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

'directive' is making (doing, modifying etc.) smth - A,B,E - Out
'prohibiting that' would mae sense only if followed by subjunctive verb (be), but not by 'is'
C is the only correct answer - prohibiting what? - The sale

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New post 28 Nov 2008, 09:13
Actually, providing OA does not help while explaining.. We need them after 2-3 posts. Thanks in Advance.
Now our explanation may be biased.
but anyways..
topmbaseeker 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.

correct idiom is x prohibit y from doing z... But its a tough one.as ..subjunctive ""that" is also there
(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---that ....that..awkward construction
(C) prohibiting the sale to other countries of any chemical banned on medical grounds
in the United Statesthe sale to other countries of any chemical banned..looks awkward.
(D) prohibiting that any chemical banned on medical grounds in the United States is
sold to other countrieschanges the meaning
(E) that any chemical banned in the United States on medical grounds is prohibitedChanges the meaning..out

OA is C. Can someone pls explain?

IMO it should be A, But as official Answer says.. i think we need the expert to throw light on the same. Help please.

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New post 28 Nov 2008, 09:52
lgon wrote:
Actually, providing OA does not help while explaining.. We need them after 2-3 posts. Thanks in Advance.
Now our explanation may be biased.
but anyways..
topmbaseeker 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.

correct idiom is x prohibit y from doing z... But its a tough one.as ..subjunctive ""that" is also there
(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---that ....that..awkward construction
(C) prohibiting the sale to other countries of any chemical banned on medical grounds
in the United Statesthe sale to other countries of any chemical banned..looks awkward.
(D) prohibiting that any chemical banned on medical grounds in the United States is
sold to other countrieschanges the meaning
(E) that any chemical banned in the United States on medical grounds is prohibitedChanges the meaning..out

OA is C. Can someone pls explain?

IMO it should be A, But as official Answer says.. i think we need the expert to throw light on the same. Help please.



lgon,

Roger that. It's an order from prez Regan. Needs the subjective. I chose A too.

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