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Although she had been known as an effective legislator first [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2008, 07:22
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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: SC :Barbara [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2008, 07:29
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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 -> it is not referred clearly
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 -> wordy

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Re: SC :Barbara [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2008, 08:23
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why dont u consider ambiguous it in C

i think it is B clear concise
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Re: SC :Barbara [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2008, 08:32
Between B and C i think it should be B

(B) Although she _________________, Barbara

(B)The emphasis is on Barbara and is referred to as she in the beginning. Choice C takes the focus from Barbara to time by using it was not until .


Whats the OA ?
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Re: SC :Barbara [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2008, 09:44
i feel its b......has to be between b and c at the most....
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Re: SC :Barbara [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2008, 14:55
just re-take a look.
it's not until... i think okay
However, it should be B, C has wrong verb agreement (was), instead, were is correct
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Re: SC :Barbara [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2008, 16:38
Straight B

were is correct, as it refers to hearings, not impeachment.


Barbara Jordan needs to follow the initial modifier
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Re: SC :Barbara [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2008, 16:40
Answer is B for me.

ACD have obvious dangling modifier issues. Between B and E, E has other subject verb and redundancy issues.

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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: SC :Barbara [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2008, 23:53
A. modifying problem.
B. correct- "Barbara..." is the subject and it comes after the comma + "hearings ... were" correct.
C. "hearing was"- SVA problem.
D. "then also later" - redundancy.
E. same as D.
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Re: SC :Barbara [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2008, 08:00
prasannar wrote:
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

B it is
1. We need Barbara Jordan after the comma
2. We need "were" to refer back to hearings
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Re: SC :Barbara [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 05:12
I think it should be C. According to rule of grammar, whenever you have "which" placed after a prepositional phrase and a comma, the "which" will refer back to the subject of the prepositional phrase. For example:

the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which was



the 2 that i've underlined are referred to each other. Based on that, I agree that the answer is C.


As for option B, we don't need to have barbara after the comma because we already have the subject before the comma. that subject is "she" so this is no longer a modifier, but rather a clause. Barbara would be needed right after the comma if we had a modifier that doesn't have a subject. Since "she" is already mentioned in the first sentence, "barbara" can be anywhere in the sentence and it will be understood that "she" is referred to "barbara."

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Re: SC :Barbara [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 05:15
hearings were broadcast, not impeachment

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Re: SC :Barbara [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 06:17
straight B..

hearings on the impeachment is plural..therefore we need "were" at the end..

original sentence has possesive pronoun reference issue..
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Re: SC :Barbara [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 06:39
i just completely didn't realize this is the "although" construction! Although X + verb, x + verb

i think i would go for B, but honestly what's the OA?
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Re: SC :Barbara [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 07:10
B it is. I went initially with C, but just like the startupaddict said, it’s not about her, it’s the hearings. The proper question to ask would be “What was televised nationwide? Barbara or the hearings?
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Re: SC :Barbara [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2008, 12:50
My answer is B.

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 - Incorrect pronoun reference. There is no noun for the pronoun 'he' in the first part of the sentence and 'she' in the second part.

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 -No Grammatical error though the use of when is not the best.

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 -Incorrect subject-verb agreement. 'which was' indicates singular while 'hearings' is plural.

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 -Sentence construction makes no sense

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 -Incorrect - same mistake as C.
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Re: SC :Barbara [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2008, 18:05
OA is B
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