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Qn: 48 According to some analysts, whatever its merits, the

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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(A)

(E) the proposal’s merits are, taxing

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New post 23 Dec 2008, 17:35
I would say the answer is D.

The sentence should be able to read:

According to some analysts 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.

This means that by taking out the comma splice it should read as normal.

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OA is A

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New post 24 Dec 2008, 03:32
"proposal to" would be a correct usage. However, "whatever its merits" requires a verb. Thus, I picked B. However, I see the OA is already posted in the question as A. Not sure, how "its merits" is correct in A.

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New post 24 Dec 2008, 03:36
scthakur wrote:
"proposal to" would be a correct usage. However, "whatever its merits" requires a verb. Thus, I picked B. However, I see the OA is already posted in the question as A. Not sure, how "its merits" is correct in A.


Agree with you, "proposal to" is correct idiom. No choices except A fits this idiom. A should be the best
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I answered A because it sounded best.
Can someone tell me why not E?

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IMO A

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
>>>> sounds best because 'proposal to tax' should more idiomatic
(B) its merits may be, the proposal of taxing
>>>> proposal of taxing doesn't sound right.
(C) its merits as a proposal, taxing
>>>> 'taxing...' cannot be 'enacted' ..only the proposal can be enacted..
(D) the proposal’s merits, to tax(A)
>>> Similar to C. Moreover, the proposal's merits cannot have a distrastrous effect but the proposal itself will.
(E) the proposal’s merits are, taxing
>>>> Similar to D.

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