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# One of the most important choices facing the new administration at thi

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Updated on: 07 Jan 2019, 19:55
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One of the most important choices facing the new administration at this moment is if they should continue to advance contractionary fiscal policy.

A) this moment is if they should continue to advance contractionary fiscal policy

B) this present moment is whether it should continue to advance contractionary fiscal policy

C) this moment is whether it should continue to advance contractionary fiscal policy

D) this moment is whether they should continue to advance contractionary fiscal policy

E) this present moment is whether it should continue the advancement of contractionary fiscal policy

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Originally posted by UB001 on 07 Jan 2019, 10:53.
Last edited by generis on 07 Jan 2019, 19:55, edited 1 time in total.
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07 Jan 2019, 11:35
I believe the answer is C. How is D the correct answer?
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07 Jan 2019, 12:39
UB001 wrote:
One of the most important choices facing the new administration at this moment is if they should continue to advance contractionary fiscal policy.

A) this moment is if they should continue to advance contractionary fiscal policy

B) this present moment is whether it should continue to advance contractionary fiscal policy

C) this moment is whether it should continue to advance contractionary fiscal policy

D) this moment is whether they should continue to advance contractionary fiscal policy

E) this present moment is whether it should continue the advancement of contractionary fiscal policy

OA is wrong. It should be C. The new administration is singular and cannot be represented with plural they.
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08 Jan 2019, 04:45
"Whether" has to be used for Yes/No type of decisions.
The only dilemma I faced was that should'administration' be considered singular or plural because the non-underlined part doesn't provide any indication.
So is it C or D?
Ultimately selected C though.

Can someone shed some light on this issue?

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16 Mar 2019, 20:05
One of the most important choices facing the new administration at this moment is if they should continue to advance contractionary fiscal policy.

A) this moment is if they should continue to advance contractionary fiscal policy --> "administration" is singular

B) this present moment is whether it should continue to advance contractionary fiscal policy -->"this present moment" is redundant: this <=> present

C) this moment is whether it should continue to advance contractionary fiscal policy --> correct

D) this moment is whether they should continue to advance contractionary fiscal policy --> same as A

E) this present moment is whether it should continue the advancement of contractionary fiscal policy --> same as B
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17 Apr 2019, 09:12
Administration is a collective noun and should be singular.
Re: One of the most important choices facing the new administration at thi   [#permalink] 17 Apr 2019, 09:12
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