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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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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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hibloom wrote:
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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Directive that calls for subjunctive

Eliminate C and D

B: that modifier placement issue – logically “that” modifies “any chemical” – and it is placed too far off: 2. that was awkward

E: Being usage


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I like it. Is a subjonctive, so is A. Good point, hanumayamma

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New post 19 Aug 2008, 14:43
Choice A looks quite good to most of people, however it is not the correct answer. Because choice A nonsensically states that the directive prohibits chemicals from doing something. You can't tell chemicals what to do or not to do. You can prohibit the sale of chemicals, but you can't prohibit chemicals from being sold.

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hibloom wrote:
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.



hanumayamma wrote:
Directive that calls for subjunctive

Eliminate C and D

B: that modifier placement issue – logically “that” modifies “any chemical” – and it is placed too far off: 2. that was awkward

E: Being usage


Answer: A


vbalex wrote:
I like it. Is a subjonctive, so is A. Good point, hanumayamma


This is not a subjunctive case. There is no subjunctive word.

Its C.
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New post 19 Aug 2008, 21:14
The answer is C
However A looks very enticing.
It means chemicals themselves be banned from sale.
In that respect C is clearer
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hibloom wrote:
The answer is C
However A looks very enticing.
It means chemicals themselves be banned from sale.
In that respect C is clearer
Nice discussion


hey hibloom,

pls post the OA.OE to the question that you posted.

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I have doubt - : A uses "prohibited". I know US can be prohibited from selling. But can the chemical be prohibited from sale ?

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New post 21 Aug 2008, 17:42
Please explain C in more detail . Thanks


can't the verb prohibiting as in C , be associated to Reagon rather than Carter (thats the reason i picked A)

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