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# More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number

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More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded―some of them posthumously―with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.
A. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military
award, and which was long overdue in
B. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for
long-overdue
C. the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military
award, long-overdue in
D. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for longoverdue
E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in longoverdue

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06 Oct 2007, 18:21
younggun044 wrote:
More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded―some of them posthumously―with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.
A. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military
award, and which was long overdue in
B. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for
long-overdue
C. the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military
award, long-overdue in
D. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for longoverdue
E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in longoverdue

Between B and D.

I think "award X" is better than award with X
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06 Oct 2007, 18:40
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younggun044 wrote:
More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded―some of them posthumously―with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.
A. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military
award, and which was long overdue in
B. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for
long-overdue
C. the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military
award, long-overdue in
D. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for longoverdue
E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in longoverdue

Between B and D.

I think "award X" is better than award with X

but here we have -> were awarded [with X / the X] ?
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06 Oct 2007, 19:03
I would go with B. Not sure if it is with or just goes into the.
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06 Oct 2007, 22:24
younggun044 wrote:
More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded―some of them posthumously―with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.
A. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military
award, and which was long overdue in
B. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for
long-overdue
C. the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military
award, long-overdue in
D. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for longoverdue
E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in longoverdue

Im stuck btwn A and E.

Everything else changes the meaning of the sentence. BCD suggests that the medal of honor is awarded in longoverdue cases.
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06 Oct 2007, 23:30
younggun044 wrote:
More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded―some of them posthumously―with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.
A. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military
award, and which was long overdue in
B. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for
long-overdue
C. the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military
award, long-overdue in
D. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for longoverdue
E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in longoverdue

Where are our tutors? No explainations between choices?
OA is E
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07 Oct 2007, 04:36
younggun044 wrote:
More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded―some of them posthumously―with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.
A. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military
award, and which was long overdue in
B. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for
long-overdue
C. the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military
award, long-overdue in
D. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for longoverdue
E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in longoverdue

Awarded medal .......in ....recognition of their outstanding bravery.

E should be it
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07 Oct 2007, 20:14
I stuck up in choice C & E. But I will chose C rather than E.

The correct phrase is "in recognition of".

If C is selected, then this phrase properly fits in the statement.

If E is selected, then " In X recognition of " doesn't fit in the statement.

Morever, longoverdue is one long word which looks akward than "long-overdue". C has used work "long-overdue" while E has used word "longoverdue".

Hence, I selected choice C.

What do u guys thing?
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08 Oct 2007, 06:45
younggun044 wrote:
More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded―some of them posthumously―with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.
A. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military
award, and which was long overdue in
B. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for
long-overdue
C. the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military
award, long-overdue in
D. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for longoverdue
E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in longoverdue

Incorrect for the following reasons.

A - Wordy. usage of which is redundant. The second which is trying to modify the award but fails to do so

B - distorts the original meaning. award for long overdue

C - award...the congressional medal of honour, 2 nouns back to back, grammatically incorrect.

D - contains the same error as in B and C

E suits well here
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