Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 22 May 2017, 19:00

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# SC:The Internal Revenue Service

Author Message
Intern
Joined: 29 Dec 2006
Posts: 45
Location: Seoul
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

19 Jan 2007, 07:53
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

SC question. Princeton. Warm-up test.

The Internal Revenue Service has directed that taxpayers who generate no self-employment income can no longer deduct home offices, home office expenses, or nothing that was already depreciated as a business expense the previous year.

A) or nothing that was already
C) or anything that was already
D) and anything
E) and nothing that already was

Elena
_________________

brainstorm

Director
Joined: 06 Sep 2006
Posts: 740
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

19 Jan 2007, 08:07
To me C seems to be a better choice.

IRS has directed that taxpayers who generate no self employment income can no longer deduct X, Y, or anything that was already depreciated the previous year.
Intern
Joined: 29 Dec 2006
Posts: 45
Location: Seoul
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

19 Jan 2007, 17:35
Dear all,

asaf, why do you think C is correct? What was your line of thought?

Elena
_________________

brainstorm

Senior Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2006
Posts: 349
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 0

Re: SC:The Internal Revenue Service [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Jan 2007, 18:51
eokhonko wrote:
The Internal Revenue Service has directed that taxpayers who generate no self-employment income can no longer deduct home offices, home office expenses, or nothing that was already depreciated as a business expense the previous year.

A) or nothing that was already
C) or anything that was already
D) and anything
E) and nothing that already was

LetÂ´s see. "can no longer..." requires a pronoun not in the negative form (anything, anybody, etc). Options A and E are out.

Now, B would introduce a noun clause when the two previous // items are nouns, while D distorts the original meaning of the sentence.

C is the best choice.
VP
Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 1438
Schools: Chicago Booth '11
Followers: 9

Kudos [?]: 192 [0], given: 12

### Show Tags

31 Jan 2007, 00:30
C

need to use "anything", as opposed to "nothing", (double negative)

i feel or should be used, as the sentence means that any one of the deductions should not be allowed, not just all of them combined
Senior Manager
Joined: 24 Oct 2006
Posts: 339
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

31 Jan 2007, 12:52
Yes it should be C, anything instead of nothing

it should be either... can deduct nothing..., or can no longer deduct anything....
31 Jan 2007, 12:52
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
A representative of the Internal Revenue Service usually 8 12 Mar 2011, 13:35
SC 10 08 Oct 2007, 06:17
SC 8 04 Oct 2007, 15:06
SC: 3 01 Oct 2007, 18:16
SC 3 06 Jun 2007, 01:19
Display posts from previous: Sort by