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# The rules that govern political contributions are less

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The rules that govern political contributions are less stringent in local elections than they are in national elections because they typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse.

a-The rules that govern political contributions are less stringent in local elections than they are in national elections because they typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse.

b-Because they typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse, the rules that govern political contributions are less stringent in local elections than the rules are in national elections.

c-The rules that govern political contributions are less stringent in local elections than national elections because they typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse.

d-Because local elections typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse than national elections, the rules that govern local political contributions are less stringent than national contributions.

e-The rules that govern political contributions are less stringent in local elections than they are in national elections because local elections typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse.
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14 May 2005, 08:13
forrestgump wrote:
The rules that govern political contributions are less stringent in local elections than they are in national elections because they typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse.

a-The rules that govern political contributions are less stringent in local elections than they are in national elections because they typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse.

b-Because they typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse, the rules that govern political contributions are less stringent in local elections than the rules are in national elections.

c-The rules that govern political contributions are less stringent in local elections than national elections because they typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse.

d-Because local elections typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse than national elections, the rules that govern local political contributions are less stringent than national contributions.

e-The rules that govern political contributions are less stringent in local elections than they are in national elections because local elections typically involve smaller amounts of money and present less opportunity for abuse.

E is my choice - removes all the pronoun reference issues
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14 May 2005, 08:21
D does not have any pronoun ref problem ..
between D and E I choose E because E is simple and better.
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14 May 2005, 08:26
shalinikhatri wrote:
D does not have any pronoun ref problem ..
between D and E I choose E because E is simple and better.

the problem with D is in the last clause "the rules that govern local political contributions are less stringent than national contributions."

it should be that those of national contributions
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14 May 2005, 09:33
yeah, this becomes fairly easy once you get rid of all sentences that use the word "they" with no obvious referent. It is E.
14 May 2005, 09:33
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