The SC challenge questions were really good.
I request you to kindly keep posting these type of Q's to PG.It will be really helpfull for beginners like me.
don't u think A) is grammitically wrong ??
"the proposal to tax away ...... have a"
isn't this wrong?
nope, its not
the proposal to tax away....would, if enacted, have...
A is the correct answer.
look at the latter half of the sentence. it includes "if enacted"..that suggests that we should have "proposal" in that very clause. Only A and B meet that requirement
Now we come to usage issues. Since the action is yet to be implemented, use of an "-ing" form is incorrect. An infinitive is more appropriate. Also, "may be" in B is redundant and is not required for the meaning to be clear.
Thus, A is best.
Answer is B
the sentence becomes quite coherent by using that phrase..
Time taken :20 sec
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Time: 40 seconds
Reason: Sounded like the correct usage when spoken.
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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