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It was only after Katharine Graham became publisher of the Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newspapers, and it was under her command that the paper won high praises for its unrelenting reporting of the Watergate scandal.

a) It was only after Katharine Graham became publisher of the Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newspapers, and it was under her command that the paper won high praises

b) It was only after Katharine Graham's becoming publisher of The Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newpapers, and under her command it had won high priases

c) Katharine Graham became publisher of The Washington Post in 1963, and only after that did it move into the first rank of American newspapers, having won high praise under her command

d) Moving into the first rank of American newspapers only after Katharine Graham became its publisher in 1963, The Washington Post, winning high praise under her command

e) Moving into the first rank of American newspapers only after Katharine Graham's becoming its publisher in 1963, The Washinton Postwon high praise under her command

I don't see what this question is trying to test exactly. Can anyone provide a grammatical explanation to this one? thanks
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04 Apr 2012, 11:26
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tarek99 wrote:
It was only after Katharine Graham became publisher of the Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newspapers, and it was under her command that the paper won high praises for its unrelenting reporting of the Watergate scandal.

a) It was only after Katharine Graham became publisher of the Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newspapers, and it was under her command that the paper won high praises

b) It was only after Katharine Graham's becoming publisher of The Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newpapers, and under her command it had won high priases

c) Katharine Graham became publisher of The Washington Post in 1963, and only after that did it move into the first rank of American newspapers, having won high praise under her command

d) Moving into the first rank of American newspapers only after Katharine Graham became its publisher in 1963, The Washington Post, winning high praise under her command

e) Moving into the first rank of American newspapers only after Katharine Graham's becoming its publisher in 1963, The Washinton Postwon high praise under her command

I don't see what this question is trying to test exactly. Can anyone provide a grammatical explanation to this one? thanks

Guys whats wrong with E

In the GMAT, avoid verbs of being as much as you can.

Graham's becoming is just too awkward. Of course there might be other problems with that sentence, but I quickly eliminated it after I noticed that.

Good luck
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