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Not until 1932, nearly a century and a half after the first senatorial election, had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected to be a United States Senator

(A) had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected to be
(B) was a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, elected as
(C) was a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected to be
(D) had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected for
(E) had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected in order to be
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Go with "A".
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Vote for A too...
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The official answer is B.

Sorry about the typo, women should be woman in the answers.
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New post 25 Apr 2010, 01:26
isnt the idiom for "elected" is "elected to" so how come B is right?
my answer was C.
I hate when this happens, MGMAT says 'elected to', and my notes tell me 'elected as' so I guess you can use both!
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New post 25 Apr 2010, 01:38
what is the issue with " was elected ..." ?
I guess B will be the answer.
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Gears46 - what is the source of this question?
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IMO B
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Though "elected as" is not idiomatic, I pick B because the tense is right.
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Though "elected as" is not idiomatic, I pick B because the tense is right.


Yes, you are right. If the sentence points to a specific time in the past, use simple tenses.
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Whats the problem with the "had" here, as in Mgmat SC it says:-

Note that the later past event does not need to be expressed with a Simple Past tense verb. You
could just use a date or another time reference.
Right: By 1945. the United States HAD BEEN at war for several years.

Can anyone explain here please??
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Not until 1932, nearly a century and a half after the first senatorial election, had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected to be a United States Senator

(A) had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected to be
(B) was a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, elected as
(C) was a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected to be
(D) had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected for
(E) had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected in order to be
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What is the source?
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New post 17 Sep 2016, 02:18
Answer: A 

WAS modifies first senatorial election. Incorrect. Eliminate B & C 
wordy - elected in order to be - Eliminate E 
akward, gives a different meaning that Hattie Caraway selected to work for a Senator -Eliminate D

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Gears46 wrote:
Not until 1932, nearly a century and a half after the first senatorial election, had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected to be a United States Senator

(A) had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected to be
(B) was a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, elected as
(C) was a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected to be
(D) had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected for
(E) had a women, Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, been elected in order to be

Rearranging the structure -
A women was not elected as US senator until 1932.
Vs.
A women had not been elected as US senator until 1932.

A plane historical fact should be communicated in simple past tense.

Hope this helps :)


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New post 20 Sep 2016, 13:29
elevinty wrote:
isnt the idiom for "elected" is "elected to" so how come B is right?
my answer was C.
I hate when this happens, MGMAT says 'elected to', and my notes tell me 'elected as' so I guess you can use both!

Elect someone as something
Elect someone to something

Both are correct and used according to the context.

Here, X was elected as Senator.

He was elected to the congress.

Hope this helps :)

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