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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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29 Oct 2007, 23:46
awarded X and not awarded with X.

So left with C,D and E.

I'll go with (E) here

C. the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, long-overdue in
in is at wrong position, changes the meaning

D. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for longoverdue
doesn't convey the intended meaning

E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in longoverdue
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30 Oct 2007, 04:09
singh_amit19 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

Let me try to contribute my 2cents here...just learned smthing abt dash usage....dash is used to set off paranthetical phrase for emhasis or dramatic effect.

So, A & B straight out, it's among CDE as sidbidus said...

C.the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, long-overdue in changes meaning...
D. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for longoverduechanges meaning...
E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in longoverdue

So E....

Thanks!
Re: SC - SET29 Q1   [#permalink] 30 Oct 2007, 04:09
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