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Please, your help with the following question:

According to some analysts, whatever its merits, the proposal to tax away all capital gains on short-term investments would, if enacted, have a disastrous effect on Wall Street trading and employment.
(A) its merits, the proposal to tax
(B) its merits may be, the proposal of taxing
(C) its merits as a proposal, taxing
(D) the proposal’s merits, to tax
(E) the proposal’s merits are, taxing

OA is A .
In the case of B, is "may be" wrong? ,or, just "the proposal of taxing" (which sounds ackward)?

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New post 09 May 2010, 07:24
Please, your help with the following question:

According to some analysts, whatever its merits, the proposal to tax away all capital gains on short-term investments would, if enacted, have a disastrous effect on Wall Street trading and employment.
(A) its merits, the proposal to tax
(B) its merits may be, the proposal of taxing
(C) its merits as a proposal, taxing
(D) the proposal’s merits, to tax
(E) the proposal’s merits are, taxing

OA is A .
In the case of B, is "may be" wrong? ,or, just "the proposal of taxing" (which sounds ackward)?

Thanks!

I try to answer all of these sentence corrections by the most simple and yet vague test-readibility. I read and reread all of the options. Then I also look at the key potential problem. Here the potential problem is the pronoun "its" which as no preceding noun (antecedent). Usually it is bad form to use a pronoun prior to its antecedent. So I would look real hard at D and E which take the "its" out and just use the noun. But A reads best of them all so I would still choose A.
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A. requires infinitive.
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