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(1) When Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, it gave the Federal Reserve Board a free hand in steering the economy. (2) The President, while charged with appointing the chair and board members, has no direct role to play in the Board’s policy decisions. (3) One of the most obvious conflicts between the Board and the Chief Executive occurred in 1980, while then-President Carter was in the midst of his reelection campaign. (4) Six weeks before Election Day, the Board increased the discount rate, the fee charged for loans to banks and savings institutions. (5) The predictable backlash against the move may well have been the final nail in Carter’s political coffin.
1) In revising the paragraph above, you decide that you want to add the following sentence: “Over the years, the freedom from presidential influence has led to numerous conflicts between the political goals of the White House and the economic goals of the Board.” The best place to insert this sentence is
A) before sentence 1
B) between sentences 1 and 2
C) between sentences 2 and 3
D) after sentence 5

2) Which of the following is the best revision of sentence 5?
A) The predictable fallout from the move may well have been the final nail in Carter’s political coffin.
B) The predictable reaction against the move may well have driven the final nail into Carter’s political coffin.
C) The predictable backlash against the move may well have destroyed Carter’s political coffin.
D) The predictable about-face regarding the move may well have been the final nail in Carter’s political platform

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    Let us know what you think and why, and someone here will comment on your ideas.

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    1) answer is (C) between 2 and 3
    2) answer is (B) The predictable reaction against the move may well have driven the final nail into Carter’s political coffin.

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    Which of those two answers do you think is correct?

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    There are two questions and these are my answers to the two questions.
    1) answer is C
    1) answer is B

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    I see only one question.

    I see the paragraph of numbered sentences and then question 1). Your answer for question 1) is correct. Let me know what the second question is, and I'll be able to tell you if your answer is correct or not.

    =)

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    2) Which of the following is the best revision of sentence 5?
    A) The predictable fallout from the move may well have been the final nail in Carter’s political coffin.
    B) The predictable reaction against the move may well have driven the final nail into Carter’s political coffin.
    C) The predictable backlash against the move may well have destroyed Carter’s political coffin.
    D) The predictable about-face regarding the move may well have been the final nail in Carter’s political platform

    Thank you

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    What are all your choices for the second question? The one you chose sounds OK, but without seeing the others, it's impossible to tell if it's "the best revision."

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    I'll try again, thank you.

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