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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 long overdue

E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in long overdue
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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

Agree the answer is E

The core of the sentence reads

[They] were awarded the medal of honor....in recognition of...blah blah blah.

Here we have a "split sentence"--framework #4. The middle phrase "the nation's highest military award" is just a descriptive phrase that describes "Medal of Honor." Taking out this phrase, you have the core of the sentence mentioned above... "[They] were awarded X in recognition of Y" (Look at how much simpler this is to handle than the real question!)

Awarded "the Medal of Honor" is correct and simple.
Awarded "with the Medal of Honor" is unnecessary and more complex.

Notice the phrase "in long overdue recognition"...here "long overdue" is just extra wording...really the idiomatic expression is "in recognition of"---which is used correctly in answer E.
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I was not sure about the "award with X" or "award X" idiom but was able to stike out the options because of other errors.

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 - 'was' is incorrect here because the 'Medal of honor' exists in present also.

B. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue - this sounds as "the nation’s highest military award" is for long overdue recoginition of bravery. Distorts the meaning.

C. the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, long-overdue in - 'was' is incorrect here because the 'Medal of honor' exists in present also.

D. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for longoverdue - this sounds as "the nation’s highest military award" is for long overdue recoginition of bravery. Distorts the meaning.

E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in longoverdue - 'the nation’s highest military award' correctly describes 'Medal of Honor' and the 'Medal is in recognition of their bravery'
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hi nusmavrik,

try to think in terms of what is preferred on the GMAT exam, rather than what is technically right or wrong.

On the GMAT, "awarded X" is preferred over "awarded with X"--if you can express one idea well with fewer words, why do it with more?

Having said that, I see "awarded with" in so many publications that it's hard to label them all as "grammatically incorrect."

Don't bother getting yourself into intellectual discussions about the technicalities. Just know that for the GMAT, "awarded X" is preferred. When in doubt, simple is better.

Hope that helps.
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Hi gmatpill

I have a question on the idiom. Isn't "award with" a correct idiom besides "in recognition of"?

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Agree the answer is E

The core of the sentence reads

[They] were awarded the medal of honor....in recognition of...blah blah blah.

Here we have a "split sentence"--framework #4. The middle phrase "the nation's highest military award" is just a descriptive phrase that describes "Medal of Honor." Taking out this phrase, you have the core of the sentence mentioned above... "[They] were awarded X in recognition of Y" (Look at how much simpler this is to handle than the real question!)

Awarded "the Medal of Honor" is correct and simple.
Awarded "with the Medal of Honor" is unnecessary and more complex.

Notice the phrase "in long overdue recognition"...here "long overdue" is just extra wording...really the idiomatic expression is "in recognition of"---which is used correctly in answer E.

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sanoasis 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

Congressional Medal of Honor is the nation's highest military award. So eliminate A,C for that.
the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue means the award is for long overdue recognition whi9ch is wrong. For these soldiers this award was long overdue.

So E is correct
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Hi chetan2u / Experts,

IMO-D, but the OA is E
one question to ask..

Why awarded in recognition is proffered over awarded for recognition.

Please assist.

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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

you have choosen D over E, but D is wrong for two reasons..

1) " in recognition of" is the correct idiom meaning " in acknowledgment of"..
2) Apart of this the glaring mistake in D, if its correctly reproduced here is..
the nation’s highest military award for longoverdue..
without the comma in between 'award' and 'for', it has changed the meaning, illogicaly meaning that the Congressional Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military award for longoverdue recognitions
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B...Awarded with is the right idiom...and the pronoun reference error of "which" is removed...
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I'll vote for E. I think "awarded with" is incorrect idiom
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I thought that awarded with was the idiom. Could anybody confirm this?
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I have read the above responses. I am still not convinced E is the answer. How "in long overdue" clears the meaning ?

American soldiers were awarded X .... in long overdue recognition of their outstanding bravery.

Can somebody please explain???

@egmat - can you please explain.
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I have read the above responses. I am still not convinced E is the answer. How "in long overdue" clears the meaning ?

American soldiers were awarded X .... in long overdue recognition of their outstanding bravery.

Can somebody please explain???

@egmat - can you please explain.

As explained above, the correct structure is

in recognition of....

Long-overdue just act as an adjective modifying 'recognition'. So,

in long-overdue recognition of .....
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I have read the above responses. I am still not convinced E is the answer. How "in long overdue" clears the meaning ?

American soldiers were awarded X .... in long overdue recognition of their outstanding bravery.

Can somebody please explain???

@egmat - can you please explain.

As explained above, the correct structure is

in recognition of....

Long-overdue just act as an adjective modifying 'recognition'. So,

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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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It is a very good question. But please underline the part - really helps.
'In Recognition' - so within A,C,E. Both in A & C it is stated 'Congressional Medal of Honor, which was' - this past tense doesn't look correct. So by POE answer is E.
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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.

"Awarded with X" is not correct idiom "awarded X" is correct
"in recognition" is correct idiom, "for recognition" is wrong

A. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in
-Wordiness:"Which was" is not wrong but it is unnecessary. "the nation's highest military award" is an appositive and does not require "which was".
-misplaced modifier: another problem in this sentence is "long-overdue". in this sentence we have: "the Congressional Medal of Honor was long overdue"
while "long-overdue" must modify recognition. the African American recognition was long overdue. so, we have misplaced modifier.
- unidiomatic usage: as mentioned above
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
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D. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue

E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in long-overdue
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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 - wrong tense "was" - this should be past tense; also second which is wrongly referring to medal of honor

B. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue - for long over due .. is wrong

C. the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military
award, long-overdue in ... tense error as a (a)

D. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long overdue - same as (b)

E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in long overdue - right choice.. the modifier "in long.." correctly conveys the meaning
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I am still not able to understand why (E) is correct. How is "in long-overdue" correct?

Please help.

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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

Congressional Medal of Honor is the nation's highest military award. So eliminate A,C for that.
the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue means the award is for long overdue recognition whi9ch is wrong. For these soldiers this award was long overdue.

So E is correct

seekmba and geturdream

Could you please help me understand what has been mentioned in the question on the basis of which we are saying that the medal still exist and we should not use "was" in A and C ? I may look quite novice but I am thinking what if the question is talking about something happened last year. I mean something as below -

More than fifty years after the Second World War, in 2014, a number of African American soldiers were awarded--some of them posthumously--the Congressional Medal of Honor, which until last year was the nation’s highest military award, long overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.

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