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# Proposal to tax

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24 Sep 2008, 01:11
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

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24 Sep 2008, 03:43
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Oooh tricky.

I'll go with A.

(B) its merits may be, the proposal of taxing --> should be proposal TO tax but its not, so its not correct (this was my original choice)

The others include "proposal" in the 1st parenthetical clause, which doesn't go with "if enacted".
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24 Sep 2008, 07:01
One more A here.
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24 Sep 2008, 07:12
I’ll go with E

“Its” – not referring to anything? Pronoun error.

D & E left,
D – modifier error

OA?
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24 Sep 2008, 07:20
I was wrong

11-t2430

OA is A

Hmm - idioms kill me!
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24 Sep 2008, 07:27
jatinrai wrote:
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

Answers without explainaitions are not acceptable.

IMO "A"
whts the OA
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24 Sep 2008, 09:18
None other than A.
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24 Sep 2008, 10:12
OA is A
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24 Sep 2008, 10:30
Test concept = inversion + pronoun referrent + idiom
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24 Sep 2008, 11:09
Isn't "what ever its merits" incomplete?

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