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# GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #168

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15 Dec 2004, 11:55
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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15 Dec 2004, 12:34
Go with "A".
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15 Dec 2004, 19:08
Vote for A too...
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Re: GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #168 [#permalink]

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25 Apr 2010, 01:26
isnt the idiom for "elected" is "elected to" so how come B is right?
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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25 Apr 2010, 01:38
what is the issue with " was elected ..." ?
I guess B will be the answer.
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25 Apr 2010, 01:39
Gears46 - what is the source of this question?
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22 Jan 2011, 10:21
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30 Jan 2011, 08:31
Though "elected as" is not idiomatic, I pick B because the tense is right.
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01 Feb 2011, 10:13
andysimple wrote:
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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GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #168 [#permalink]

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27 Jun 2016, 12:56
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.

GMAT Plus Book 1 Problem #168   [#permalink] 27 Jun 2016, 12:56
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