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# A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his

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A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, commemorated the buffalo soldiers at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the birthplace of one of the regiments.

A. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
B. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment to chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
C. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year that he was appointed chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
D. Colin Powell gave a dedication in the same year as his appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that
E. Colin Powell gave a dedication in the same year of appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that
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05 Jul 2006, 07:07
Although (C) is passive, it is the only choice that doesn`t use an article after appoint.

appointment to/as ---> unidiomatic

Additionally, D and E have way too many words crammed into a sentence without a pause.
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05 Jul 2006, 09:51
It is between A and C

A seems to say that Colin's appointment was "given", which seems redundant...

I will go with C as it says "in the same year that he was appointed chairman"... I really don't like this phrase... can we really infer that Colin was appointed "to be" a chairman? if so, then it is correct... since it doesn't say "appointed by" chairman I guess we can infer "to be" here... please help me to make this clear!
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05 Jul 2006, 10:33
I go for E.

The first three are out because we dont know who is HE or HIS.
D is out because "in the same year as his appointment as ...". Should be "the same year as the year of his appointment".
E seems OK.
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05 Jul 2006, 10:57
I like C.

E doesn't work for me becuase it isn't clear who got appointed to Joint Cheifs of Staff.

This leaves A, B, C. C seems grammatically correct.
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05 Jul 2006, 13:46
I think I'm totally wrong again. It is very similar to the SC "letter of Mark Twain published in the same year that..."

I go for C.
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05 Jul 2006, 14:07
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I think I'm totally wrong again. It is very similar to the SC "letter of Mark Twain published in the same year that..."

I go for C.

I just did that Mark Twain SC yesterday and yes it is similar

yet in both cases the problem with D and E is a misplaced modifier... "THAT", if not separated by the commas, will modify the preceding noun or verb, so in D and E it is "Joined Cheifs of Staff" or "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" THAT DO SOMETHING and not the intended subject "A dedication" or "A letter"...

btw... Mark Twain's SC is in OG 10 #174 should anyone be interested.
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05 Jul 2006, 16:57
A, B, C are passive and so I thought the choice could be D.
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05 Jul 2006, 18:24
B - 'appointed to chairman' is not idiomatic
D,E - suggests the joint chiefs of staff commemorated the buffalo soldiers
A - awkward....
C is okay. 'that he was appointed..' modifies 'year'
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05 Jul 2006, 22:17
Will go with C.

"Same year as " is definetly incorrect.

That qualifies the clause correctly
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06 Jul 2006, 10:52
OA is C.
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