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Although she had been known as an effective legislator first

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Although she had been known as an effective legislator first [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2005, 08:05
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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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 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2005, 08:11
I am between B and C.. Don't know why B is wrong but have a better feeling about C. can somebody explain?
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2005, 08:25
I wonder why they put "which" right after "Nixon" which is a noun that it does not suppose to modify.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2005, 08:37
"B"

A...The first modifier shud modify Barbara Jordan...incorrectly modifies "participation"
B...correctly modifies Barbara Jordan and also uses plural verb for hearings...correct
C...same issue as A + uses singular verb for hearings
D...awkward + uses being
E...uses singular verb for hearings
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2005, 09:00
My asnwer is B...Barbara Jorban needs to follow the comma and subject verb agreement makes "which were televised" grammatically correct and "which was televised" not.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2005, 09:35
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which can modify either noun or noun phrase. In this case we have a noun phrase
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2005, 09:52
praveen_rao7 wrote:
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which can modify either noun or noun phrase. In this case we have a noun phrase


Yes, I do know that too. But GMAT rarely has any question that "which" modifies some noun that is not preceded "which". I think this is a rare case.
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