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# SC - Act of congress

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01 May 2009, 07:54
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01 May 2009, 08:04
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A is the best.

B and D awkard
C: "which" is unclear
E: and establishing: awkard
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01 May 2009, 11:40
humans wrote:
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between A and E, I chose A.

B 'which' modifies congress -- wrong
C 'which' modifies year ---wrong
D making provisions...? awkward.

E is fine except 'also establishing' it should have a simple past for parallelism.

so A.

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01 May 2009, 20:07
IMO A

(A)The best. Parallel structure, correct meaning that the act of congress which was approved in 1980 made provision ... and established ...
(B)wrongly means that Congress has just one act of making provision ... and establishing....
(C)problematic action: the act of congress itself can approve and establish.Besides, the which-clause does not clearly modifies for which Noun or action.
(D) and (E) change the original sentence structure of two parallel clause into one sub clause and one main clause

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02 May 2009, 10:40
D Modifier error.
E verb tense error in "estblishing"
C distorted meaning.
B again verb tense error
IMO A
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05 May 2009, 01:37
could someone explain why "on" is not required after "approved"?

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05 May 2009, 11:21
Or for that matter, "in" would have been the right preposition to be used with approved....
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05 May 2009, 20:07
I also have the same question. When i first read the question, i was looking for choice that had "on" or "in" after Approved.

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06 May 2009, 09:46
Friends,
Even if all the answer choices seem imperfect, we have to choose among the least erroneous...A and E are the only ones not having the modifier error...You know why E is wrong...Tense error.............
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06 May 2009, 15:48
Yes, in spite of the question which I also had regarding the wording for 'approved, April 24, 1800', I would choose answer "A" over the others.

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