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Although she had been known as an effective legislator first [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2005, 06:07
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Although she had been known as an effective legislator first in the Texas Senate and later in the United States House of Representatives, not until Barbara Jordan’s participation in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon in 1974 was she made a nationally recognized figure, as it was televised nationwide.

A. later in the United States House of Representatives, not until Barbara Jordan’s participation in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon in 1974 was she made a nationally recognized figure, as it was

B. later in the United States House of Representatives, Barbara Jordan did not become a nationally recognized figure until 1974, when she participated in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which were

C. later in the Untied States House of Representatives, it was not until 1974 that Barbara Jordan became a nationally recognized figure, with her participation in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which was

D. then also later in the United States House of Representatives, not until 1974 did Barbara Jordan become a nationally recognized figure, as she participated in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, being

E. then also later in the United States House of Representatives, Barbara Jordan did not become a nationally recognized figure until 1974, when she participated in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which was
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Re: SC1301--Hearings [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2005, 06:45
B sounds good but fear on what it refers, probably hearings.

B. Although she had been known as an effective legislator first in the Texas Senate and later in the United States House of Representatives, Barbara Jordan did not become a nationally recognized figure until 1974, when she participated in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which were televised nationwide.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2005, 07:09
it is a modifier problem => between B) and E) i choose B) because in the last sentence in E) the "was" refers to the "hearings" and therefore should be plural as it is in B) => "were"
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2005, 07:25
B
Readin the original sentence, it is apparent that the sentence is testing the recognition of a run on sentence and how to fix it.

B does it by removing the subordinating conjunction in the second sentence and with the use of a set of relevant modifiers. The last modifier 'which' logically refers to the 'hearings' which is a bit trickier.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2005, 14:58
I choose (B), first for the fact that the modifying phrase must refer to Barbara Jordan (i.e. Barbara Jordan must be placed as close to the modifying phrase as possible). This eliminates (A), (C), and (D). Between (B) and (E), a plural verb must refer to the plural noun of "hearings", thus using the verb "were".
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2005, 17:30
(B).. for Correct Pronoun Reference & Correct Subject-Verb Agreement.

Although she had been known as an effective legislator first in the Texas Senate and later in the United States House of Representatives, Barbara Jordan did not become a nationally recognized figure until 1974, when she participated in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which were
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2005, 17:59
A. - passive used of Barbara Jordan required a passive 'her' noun

B. - personal pronoun she matches subject Barbara Jordan
- were is the correct tense for hearings.

C. - was is the wrong tense. were is needed for plural hearings (that was aired on tv)

D. - then also is awkward
- being also seems to suggest the impeachment is still ongoing

E. - then also again seems redundant

I'll go with (B)
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2005, 08:19
A pure case of misplaced modifier and subject verb aggreement. modified is 'barbara jordan' and with 'hearings' should come 'were'. B is absolute.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2005, 08:40
Although she had been known as an effective legislator first in the Texas Senate and later in the United States House of Representatives,
need to be followed by a noun.
Only B and E does it right and between them B wins outright.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2005, 09:40
B..."Barbara Jordan" must follow immediately after "House of Reps"...eliminate E because the "hearings were heard" not "was heard"...plural
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2005, 23:57
tough out of the 5 choices "b" seems best.

but one confusion,

"which" follows "president nixon"
and ETS says that which modifies the immediate predecessor.

so it would be like saying
"president nixon were televised nationwide"

i know that "president nixon" is the part of "prepositional phrase" but still ETS prefers "which" to modify the immediate "predecessor"(noun).

any comments
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2005, 00:07
dipaksingh wrote:
tough out of the 5 choices "b" seems best.

but one confusion,

"which" follows "president nixon"
and ETS says that which modifies the immediate predecessor.

so it would be like saying
"president nixon were televised nationwide"

i know that "president nixon" is the part of "prepositional phrase" but still ETS prefers "which" to modify the immediate "predecessor"(noun).

any comments


B it is.

I think you are reading that part incorrectly. which does not modify nixon.
Hearings were televised.
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