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In 1945, after a career as First Lady in which she shattered expectations more audaciously than either Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison ever had been, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman.
(A) more audaciously than either Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison ever had been, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman

(B) more audaciously than either Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison, President Harry S Truman had Eleanor Roosevelt appointed to be a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly

(C) with an audacity never matched in the case of Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison, President Harry S Truman had Eleanor Roosevelt appointed as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly

(D) with an audacity never matched by Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman

(E) with an audacity never matched either in the case of Abigail Adams or of Dolly Madison's, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed to be a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman
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Re: First lady [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2007, 19:58
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In 1945, after a career as First Lady in which she shattered expectations more audaciously than either Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison ever had been, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman.
(A) more audaciously than either Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison ever had been, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman

(B) more audaciously than either Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison, President Harry S Truman had Eleanor Roosevelt appointed to be a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly

(C) with an audacity never matched in the case of Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison, President Harry S Truman had Eleanor Roosevelt appointed as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly

(D) with an audacity never matched by Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman

(E) with an audacity never matched either in the case of Abigail Adams or of Dolly Madison's, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed to be a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman


modifier problem
who is first lady -- Eleanor Roosevelt

So, B and C - illogical modifiers - out

A - 'had been' in correct - as past perfect is not required here
E - wordy

D - best choice. I like it more if it has "appointed as"
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Re: First lady [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2007, 20:17
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stevegt wrote:
In 1945, after a career as First Lady in which she shattered expectations more audaciously than either Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison ever had been, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman.
(A) more audaciously than either Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison ever had been, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman

(B) more audaciously than either Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison, President Harry S Truman had Eleanor Roosevelt appointed to be a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly

(C) with an audacity never matched in the case of Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison, President Harry S Truman had Eleanor Roosevelt appointed as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly

(D) with an audacity never matched by Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman

(E) with an audacity never matched either in the case of Abigail Adams or of Dolly Madison's, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed to be a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman


modifier problem
who is first lady -- Eleanor Roosevelt

So, B and C - illogical modifiers - out

A - 'had been' in correct - as past perfect is not required here
E - wordy

D - best choice. I like it more if it has "appointed as"


but if D is right, how could Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison match audacity?
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Re: First lady [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2007, 22:10
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syamee_u wrote:
stevegt wrote:
In 1945, after a career as First Lady in which she shattered expectations more audaciously than either Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison ever had been, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman.
(A) more audaciously than either Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison ever had been, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman

(B) more audaciously than either Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison, President Harry S Truman had Eleanor Roosevelt appointed to be a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly

(C) with an audacity never matched in the case of Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison, President Harry S Truman had Eleanor Roosevelt appointed as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly

(D) with an audacity never matched by Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman

(E) with an audacity never matched either in the case of Abigail Adams or of Dolly Madison's, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed to be a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman


modifier problem
who is first lady -- Eleanor Roosevelt

So, B and C - illogical modifiers - out

A - 'had been' in correct - as past perfect is not required here
E - wordy

D - best choice. I like it more if it has "appointed as"


but if D is right, how could Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison match audacity?


Audacity of XXX is never matched by [audacity of] YYYY or ZZZZZ

here audacity of is implied in the comparison.
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Re: First lady [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2007, 22:15
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stevegt wrote:
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stevegt wrote:
In 1945, after a career as First Lady in which she shattered expectations more audaciously than either Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison ever had been, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman.
(A) more audaciously than either Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison ever had been, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman

(B) more audaciously than either Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison, President Harry S Truman had Eleanor Roosevelt appointed to be a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly

(C) with an audacity never matched in the case of Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison, President Harry S Truman had Eleanor Roosevelt appointed as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly

(D) with an audacity never matched by Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman

(E) with an audacity never matched either in the case of Abigail Adams or of Dolly Madison's, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed to be a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by President Harry S Truman


modifier problem
who is first lady -- Eleanor Roosevelt

So, B and C - illogical modifiers - out

A - 'had been' in correct - as past perfect is not required here
E - wordy

D - best choice. I like it more if it has "appointed as"


but if D is right, how could Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison match audacity?


Audacity of XXX is never matched by [audacity of] YYYY or ZZZZZ

here audacity of is implied in the comparison.


in most of this type of questions, however, we often insert (that of) to eliminate ambiguity, like Audacity of XXX is never matched by that of YYYY or ZZZZZ, dont we?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2007, 07:58
she shattered expectations with an audacity never matched by Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison...this means that Eleanor is compared to Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison with respect to audacity(a characteristic).

It is not the audacity of the two that is being compared.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2007, 08:43
vineetgupta wrote:
she shattered expectations with an audacity never matched by Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison...this means that Eleanor is compared to Abigail Adams or Dolly Madison with respect to audacity(a characteristic).

It is not the audacity of the two that is being compared.


thanks vineetgupta~ nice explanation!

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2007, 10:50
B is wrong because you need the phrase to modify Elenaor, yet Franklin is the name immediately following the phrase which incorrectly modifies him.
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Re: [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2010, 11:46
OA is D.

A- out for had been
B,C- out for First Lady..., Harry Truman
D-uses correct idiom appoint to
E- wrong idiom - apppoint to be, wordy.
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Re: First lady [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 15:32
D is best. All other options are plain wrong.
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