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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

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25 Jun 2009, 03:06
OA is C

I think I got the mistake I made.
Since the sentence is dealing with past tence, it doesnt need to be subjinctive

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25 Jun 2009, 04:14
I really doubt the OA. what is the source?
C >>
prohibiting the sale to other countries of any chemical banned on medical grounds in the United States

Here, looks likes 'other countries' are made of banned chemicals !! misplaced modifier
ankur55 wrote:
OA is C

I think I got the mistake I made.
Since the sentence is dealing with past tence, it doesnt need to be subjinctive

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Re: chemical banned on medical grounds [#permalink]

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26 Jun 2009, 04:44

I guess OA: A

...Countries of any chemicals...sounds awkward.

OA Pls??????

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26 Jun 2009, 06:29
Participle phrase is needed. Left with C and D
And C is the best choice.
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