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So dogged were Frances Perkins’ 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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New post 10 Jul 2008, 11:46
This seems a poor question to me lets see why....

correct idiom is 'so x that ...A,B and D out

now remaining options C and E are awkward for
both lack 'be' verb i.e. 'was'...


anyway if I am forced to pick one that will be E

my query is if
So dogged were Frances Perkins’ investigations of the garment industry, her lobbying for wage and hour reform persistent, that
and
So dogged were Frances Perkins’ investigations of the garment industry, so persistent her lobbying for wage and hour reform, that

both are run on sentences?
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So dogged were Frances Perkins’ 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,
no correct idiom..
B. and lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent, so that
parallelism fails
C. her lobbying for wage and hour reform persistent, that
correct. parallel ...ans also idiom so.that
D. lobbying for wage and hour reform was so persistent,
parallelism fails
E. so persistent her lobbying for wage and hour reform, that
parallelism fails

IMO C
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This seems a poor question to me lets see why....

correct idiom is 'so x that ...A,B and D out

now remaining options C and E are awkward for
both lack 'be' verb i.e. 'was'...


anyway if I am forced to pick one that will be E

my query is if
So dogged were Frances Perkins’ investigations of the garment industry, her lobbying for wage and hour reform persistent, that
and
So dogged were Frances Perkins’ investigations of the garment industry, so persistent her lobbying for wage and hour reform, that

both are run on sentences?


E is correct.

the sentences you mentioned are NOT run on sentences because the clauses are connected by "that"
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Q is tricky - coz I dont think E to be right coz, 's and her are not consistent.
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Q is tricky - coz I dont think E to be right coz, 's and her are not consistent.


Construction So X, So Y ,that is perfectly correct
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Like many SC Q's this is a direct pick up from NY Times

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.h ... A965958260

E is correct.

As goalsnr said, So X, So Y that Z is perfectly correct. Other wise NY Times would not use it.
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So dogged were Frances Perkins’ 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,
no correct idiom..
B. and lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent, so that
parallelism fails
C. her lobbying for wage and hour reform persistent, that
correct. parallel ...ans also idiom so.that
D. lobbying for wage and hour reform was so persistent,
parallelism fails
E. so persistent her lobbying for wage and hour reform, that
parallelism fails

IMO C



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C cannot be the choice because it uses-'Her' but there is no direct name referent.

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chan4312 wrote:
So dogged were Frances Perkins’ 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,
no correct idiom..
B. and lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent, so that
parallelism fails
C. her lobbying for wage and hour reform persistent, that
correct. parallel ...ans also idiom so.that
D. lobbying for wage and hour reform was so persistent,
parallelism fails
E. so persistent her lobbying for wage and hour reform, that
parallelism fails

IMO C


Hi pal,

C cannot be the choice because it uses-'Her' but there is no direct name referent.

Thanks many :) ,
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'her' is a valid usage in C as its in possessive form. However you cannot use a subject pronoun - 'she'
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So dogged were Frances Perkins’ 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
2 Parallel Sentences here to be checked...
So dogged were Frances Perkins’ investigations of the garment industry that Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt .......
So persistent was her lobbying for wage and hour reform that Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt .......
Here both colored portion are parallel and correct sentences independently.

Here the sentences are joined, but second parallel structure is joined in. But the second parallel structure has been converted to a Absolute phrase by deleting the verb(was) from second sentence.
So dogged were Frances Perkins’ investigations of the garment industry, so persistent was her lobbying for wage and hour reform, that Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D.
Roosevelt recruited ....
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Like many SC Q's this is a direct pick up from NY Times

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.h ... A965958260

E is correct.

As goalsnr said, So X, So Y that Z is perfectly correct. Other wise NY Times would not use it.


The NYT statement is as follows:
So dogged were her investigations of the garment industry, and so persistent her lobbying for wage and hour reform, that she was first recruited by Gov. Al Smith, and later by Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt, to work within New York State government, rather than against it.

"and" is missing in option E. How can it be correct?

@mikemcgarry, please help...
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New post 03 Sep 2014, 05:50
Hi guys,

I actually got this question on a GMATPrep CAT and unfortunately had an error.

Now I directly saw the 'So X, so Y' structure, but thought (E) included an error, because it had "her" referring back to "Frances Perkins' ". Now I thought that her can refer back to a noun/subject and while in this case it appears it is referring back to Frances Perkins, it is referring back to the possessive "Frances Perkins' ". Is this possible and in what cases can we use "she" and "her"?

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why the second clause contain no verb
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so persistent was
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very strange pattern
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thangvietnam wrote:
why the second clause contain no verb
I think
so persistent was
is better.

very strange pattern



You can find full explanation for that pattern here. I hope it helps.

http://www.beatthegmat.com/parallelism- ... 96011.html

so-dogged-were-frances-perkins-investigations-of-the-garment-93584.html?fl=similar
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icandy wrote:
Like many SC Q's this is a direct pick up from NY Times

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.h ... A965958260

E is correct.

As goalsnr said, So X, So Y that Z is perfectly correct. Other wise NY Times would not use it.


The NYT statement is as follows:
So dogged were her investigations of the garment industry, and so persistent her lobbying for wage and hour reform, that she was first recruited by Gov. Al Smith, and later by Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt, to work within New York State government, rather than against it.

"and" is missing in option E. How can it be correct?

mikemcgarry, please help...


I agree with you, there is the conjunction 'and' in the original sentence. Not sure how this sentence is correct.
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So dogged were Frances Perkins’ 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, --> Wrong Structure: So X , and Y (missing "That")
B. and lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent, so that --> Wrong Structure: So X , and Y, so that Z
C. her lobbying for wage and hour reform persistent, that --> Structure is correct "So X, Y, that" but Y does not logically fit into sentence, also X and Y are not parallel
"So dogged were Frances Perkins’ investigations of the garment industry, her lobbying for wage and hour reform persistent, that
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D. lobbying for wage and hour reform was so persistent, --> "that" missing
E. so persistent her lobbying for wage and hour reform, that --> Correct structure: So X, so Y, that Z
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So dogged were Frances Perkins’ 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, --> Wrong Structure: So X , and Y (missing "That")
B. and lobbying for wage and hour reform was persistent, so that --> Wrong Structure: So X , and Y, so that Z
C. her lobbying for wage and hour reform persistent, that --> Structure is correct "So X, Y, that" but Y does not logically fit into sentence, also X and Y are not parallel
"So dogged were Frances Perkins’ investigations of the garment industry, her lobbying for wage and hour reform persistent, that
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D. lobbying for wage and hour reform was so persistent, --> "that" missing
E. so persistent her lobbying for wage and hour reform, that --> Correct structure: So X, so Y, that Z


The answer choice 'E' is also wrong. The second 'so' will be preceded by 'and'. Check the NYT link.
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IMO E is the best choice for this question but it also has an error pointed out in the comments above:
"her" in the second clause should refer to Francis Perkins,but actually "her" is referring to Francis Perkins' investigations in option e too.
So how is option e or this question itself not wrong? :|
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