1000sc Q48

Default Asked on January 1, 2013 in Sentence Correction.
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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

(E) the proposal’s merits are, taxing

Can someone please explain why Option ‘E’ is wrong

Official Answer: A


Default Answered on January 1, 2013.
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I will go with A.

E is wrong as taxing can’t got with “if enacted”. Tax cannot enact…Proposal can enact.
C and D have the same problem.
Out of A and B, I will go with A as “proposal to tax” looks to be proper idiom as “proposal of taxing”.
I may be wrong.
Let me know the Official answer.
Beginner Answered on January 1, 2013.
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A small correction: a proposal can ‘be enacted’, not ‘can enact’. 

But yes, that is the problem with E and the OA is A. 🙂
Intermediate Answered on January 2, 2013.
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Thanks Varun and Gowri

Default Answered on January 2, 2013.
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