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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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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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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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stevegt wrote:
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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stevegt wrote:
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.


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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New post 27 Jun 2007, 08:58
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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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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the OA is as they pointed out, D
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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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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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D is best. All other options are plain wrong.
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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

"Ever did" is correct as we are comparing the actions.

(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

1) comparing shattering with individuals.
2) Wrong modification -> President Harry S Truman
3) Very verbose construction -> 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

1) In the case of -> This is wrong construction as this is not the case. It should be audacity by X.
2) Wrong modification -> President Harry S Truman


(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
-> Correct as 1) Audacity by X or Y
2) Correct modification -> Eleanor Roosevelt



(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
1) In the case of and apostrophe are redundant and in the case of is wrong as explained above.
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