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His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 07:53
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His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms finally successful, Sir Joseph Lister lent his name to the company that developed Listerine, the first antibacterial liquid.

(A) His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms finally successful
(B) Since his campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms had been eventually successful
(C) Because of the eventual success of his campaigning for sanitary conditions in operating rooms
(D) His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms being eventually successful
(E) Campaigning, eventually successfully, for conditions to be sanitary in operating rooms
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Re: SC - Campaign for sanitary conditions [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2008, 00:00
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IMO (A) is correct as (A) uses absolute phrase construction.
And by POE also i think (A) is the only good choice.
Nice question Namurad. +1


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Re: SC - Campaign for sanitary conditions [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 15:56
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A is the answer, I think.
I don't know if I'm correct: the absolute phrase "His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms finally successful" is used to modify the sentence. I read about absolute construction somewhere in this forum
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Re: SC - Campaign for sanitary conditions [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2008, 20:37
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A gr8 Q.
Straight into my log.(+1).

My 2 cents:
His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms finally successful, Sir Joseph Lister lent his name to the company that developed Listerine, the first antibacterial liquid.

A. His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms finally successful
[ This option misses the verb, thus it can only act as a modifier to something. So here
it does modify Sir Lister. Its less expensive and clear]

B. Since his campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms had been eventually successful
C. Because of the eventual success of his campaigning for sanitary conditions in operating rooms
[ B and C try to use
Because/Since IC, IC kind of format. Which can also be correct ( I don't agree to people who say
it is not a cause-effect relation). But B uses "had been" were simple past can be used. And C uses
campaigning - campaign it self suggest a on going process. "of his campaigning" is akward.]
Even if B and C would have been correct, they are wordier than A !!
D. His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms being eventually successful
[ being ]
E. Campaigning, eventually successfully, for conditions to be sanitary in operating rooms
[ changes the meaning of the sentence]
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Re: SC - Campaign for sanitary conditions [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2010, 09:31
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I am still not able to grasp the concept..how is A correct...Does someone have more examples of this sort...i read this is appositive...somewhere I read this is absolute construction

APPOSITE MODIFIER IS A NOUN MODIFIER . IT MODIFIES A SINGLE NOUN
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Re: SC - Campaign for sanitary conditions [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 10:20
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use this link to learn about absoulte phrase

http://www.testmagic.com/grammar/explan ... uction.asp
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Re: SC - Campaign for sanitary conditions [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2010, 18:38
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IMO A

Appositive explaining... good one
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Re: His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2013, 18:38
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Responding to why (A) is not wrong:

Take a look at that first part of the sentence before the comma:

"His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms finally successful"

--notice it is NOT a complete sentence.

So since it is not a complete sentence, it must be a descriptive phrase. What does that descriptive phrase modify?

It modifies Sir Joseph Lister.

We can confirm this with the word "HIS" -which must reference that person.

Cut the fluff and read it like this:

"His campaign finally successful, Sir Joseph did blah blah blah.."

Likewise:

"His GMAT studies finally complete, Abhay went out and partied."--same idea - it's fine.

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Re: SC - Campaign for sanitary conditions [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 08:15
B is my choice.
A. His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms finally successful
omitted verb
B. Since his campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms had been eventually successful
I became confused by since but after considiration moved to this one
C. Because of the eventual success of his campaigning for sanitary conditions in operating rooms
it was my 1st choice after POE but "his campaigning" seems wordy and not idiomatic (for my non-native ear :-D )
D. His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms being eventually successful
just out - wordy, not clear, etc
E. Campaigning, eventually successfully, for conditions to be sanitary in operating rooms
even more strange than D
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Re: SC - Campaign for sanitary conditions [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 08:32
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"had been eventually successful" - "had been" is past perfect, and then "eventually" is incorrect because with the use of "had been" we need a participle ({verb + -ing} acting as a nown.) generally speaking (but not always required). Also, eventually seems to give the meaning of future tense like "He will eventually get better at sentence correction."

jallenmorris, I disagree, man. IMO eventually can also mean "finally".
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Re: SC - Campaign for sanitary conditions [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 09:04
The OA is A.

See this link:

http://www.beatthegmat.com/modifier-mis ... 12037.html

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"had been eventually successful" - "had been" is past perfect, and then "eventually" is incorrect because with the use of "had been" we need a participle ({verb + -ing} acting as a nown.) generally speaking (but not always required). Also, eventually seems to give the meaning of future tense like "He will eventually get better at sentence correction."

jallenmorris, I disagree, man. IMO eventually can also mean "finally".

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Re: SC - Campaign for sanitary conditions [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 15:46
This too http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentence-correction/73865-sir-joseph-lister.html. But I still don't accept A... and need a clear explanation.
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Re: SC - Campaign for sanitary conditions [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 17:39
IMO (A) is correct as (A) uses absolute phrase construction.
And by POE also i think (A) is the only good choice.
Nice question Namurad. +1
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Re: SC - Campaign for sanitary conditions [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2008, 05:57
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A is the answer, I think.
I don't know if I'm correct: the absolute phrase "His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms finally successful" is used to modify the sentence. I read about absolute construction somewhere in this forum

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Re: SC - Campaign for sanitary conditions [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2010, 06:20
I am still not able to grasp the concept..how is A correct...Does someone have more examples of this sort...i read this is appositive...somewhere I read this is absolute construction
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Re: SC - Campaign for sanitary conditions [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2010, 07:49
b i feel
Reason:Both events i.e. successful campaign and lending name happened in the past,also in that campaign happened first ,so for the first event happening in the past we use past perfect and lending happens next,so we use simple past for it(this rule is avaiilbale in all grammar books under use of past perfect tense)
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Re: SC - Campaign for sanitary conditions [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2010, 20:24
I thought D was correct since it uses passive voice correctly with the word "being". However going by the explanations esp the last one about appositives it seems A is correct

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Re: SC - Campaign for sanitary conditions [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2010, 20:39
C,D and E are out.confused between A and B.Had been in B seems correct because first action is success of campaign and second action is lending of name so had been seems correct to me.Plz help
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