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So dogged were Frances Perkinsâ€™ investigations of the garment industry, and her lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent, Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt recruited Perkins to work within the government, rather than as a social worker.

A. and her lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent,
B. and lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent, so that
C. her lobbying for wage and hour reform persistent, that
D. lobbying for wage and hour reform was so persistent,
E. so persistent her lobbying for wage and hour reform, that

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06 Nov 2004, 20:36
I'm with C, appositive form. E creates a run-on sentence and the second independent clause introduced by the second "so" lacks a verb. Basically, we are comparing a clause(first "so") against a phrase(second "so")
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06 Nov 2004, 21:13
Which is better btw B & E?

I have never seen the structure like B before, it looks weird.

Why not E and can "were" omitted for the choice E?
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06 Nov 2004, 23:52
Paul wrote:
I'm with C, appositive form. E creates a run-on sentence and the second independent clause introduced by the second "so" lacks a verb. Basically, we are comparing a clause(first "so") against a phrase(second "so")

Paul, is it correct that "Run on" means hooking more than one clauses with comma, without proper connector (such as conjuction/relative pronoun/semicolon).
here, choice "E" is not run-on but parallel to "so dogged...", where "dogged" is an adjective(IMHO - 'dooged' is not verb here) and goes parallel with "so persistent" and creates parallelism.
"Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt recruited Perkins to work within the government" creats independant clause, which is connected with "that" - conjuction.
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07 Nov 2004, 00:06
I may be wrong here but E, as I was saying, is comparing two supposedly independent clause without a conjunction.
So dogged were Frances Perkinsâ€™ investigations of the garment industry
The verb in the first independent clause is "were". To establish parallelism, the second part introduced by the idiom "so... and so..." conjunction has to be present. Furthermore, the second independent clause introduced by the second clause does not have any verb whereas the first does. Anyhow, once again, I may be wrong. It's getting late here and I need to throw the towel for tonight
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07 Nov 2004, 16:43
I still think it is E.

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08 Nov 2004, 02:19
I prefer C, though it could have been much better with the connector "and".
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08 Nov 2004, 10:21
I remember this one. There were equal votes for C and E. This looks like the US elections

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... perkins%92
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09 Nov 2004, 09:34
I go for E ...
seems parallel and seems quite simpl as to give a clear meaning...

the 'fight' was interesting though

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29 Jul 2010, 14:35
6 years later...OA is E.
Coudl anybody explain whether the construction "So X, so Y, that" is therefore correct?
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Re: SC - Frances Perkins   [#permalink] 29 Jul 2010, 14:35
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