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# The governor approved the program (at the urging of/as he

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The governor approved the program (at the urging of/as he was urged to do by) his doctor
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08 Sep 2006, 21:24
ak_idc wrote:
The governor approved the program (at the urging of/as he was urged to do by) his doctor

I think "at the urging of" is better.

Wanted to one more thing.

possessive + gerund is OK.

His doctor urging, the governor approved the program.

This sentence is perfectly fine.
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08 Sep 2006, 23:10
OA is At the urging of
Can anyone please explain why "as he was urged to do" is incorrect?Is it because it is not being compared to other situations?
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08 Sep 2006, 23:21
OA is At the urging of
Can anyone please explain why "as he was urged to do" is incorrect?Is it because it is not being compared to other situations?

"as he was urged to do so" would have been grammatically correct.
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09 Sep 2006, 03:13
ps_dahiya wrote:
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
OA is At the urging of
Can anyone please explain why "as he was urged to do" is incorrect?Is it because it is not being compared to other situations?

"as he was urged to do so" would have been grammatically correct.

Its also passive.

It's also wordy. X does Y at the v~ing of is a grammatically correct structure to indicate a command.
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