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# Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor

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Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor approved the new needle-exchange program <u>at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some</u> twenty social action groups.

a) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
c) on account of being urged by his own doctor, chief advisers, and a coalition of
d) as he was urged to do by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
e) as his own doctor was urging him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of

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01 Jun 2006, 12:20
A tough one...

I vote for C. A, B and D are out because of some. Between C and E, I think that the structure of C is more concise and parallel than that of E.
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01 Jun 2006, 15:15
I liked A and D

I didn't like "being urged" or "having been urged"... is sounds like they are still urging him despite the fact that he (governor) already made the decision. -> B, C are out

In E... the doctor is not parallel with the rest of the group, so out

Left with A and D... in A "at the urging" is a noun(?), definitely not verb, so works ok...

and in D I am not sure of the correct usage of "as" Isn't it correct to use "as... as," so there should be 2 of them in a sentece?

so will go for the original
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01 Jun 2006, 15:33
A - 'at the urging' is awkward
B - 'as a consequence of having been urged' too long
C - being urged not necessary as action happened in the past
D - close, would go with this if it said "as he was urged to do so"
E - governor already approved it, so use of 'urging him' not necessary

D appears to be the best choice
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01 Jun 2006, 18:12
I will go for C.
B is too wordy.
In D and E, ' to do so ' would have been correct.
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01 Jun 2006, 21:31
mrmikec wrote:
Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor approved the new needle-exchange program <u>at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some</u> twenty social action groups.

a) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
c) on account of being urged by his own doctor, chief advisers, and a coalition of
d) as he was urged to do by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
e) as his own doctor was urging him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of

A is correct...
B. having been is wrong.
C. being is wrong.
D. "urged to do" by is awakward.
E. passive - wrong.
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01 Jun 2006, 21:47
i ws caught between A and D and then A looks too awkward .. is -ing really required?? ... wud go with D
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01 Jun 2006, 22:04
mrmikec wrote:
Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor approved the new needle-exchange program <u>at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some</u> twenty social action groups.

a) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
c) on account of being urged by his own doctor, chief advisers, and a coalition of
d) as he was urged to do by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
e) as his own doctor was urging him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of

Thanks.

Mike

Good one.

I think it's B.

Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor approved the new needle-exchange program as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some twenty social action groups.

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02 Jun 2006, 08:38
hisharma wrote:
What's the OA BTW???

The OA is "A"

E is grammatically correct but wordy.
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02 Jun 2006, 11:18
mrmikec wrote:
hisharma wrote:
What's the OA BTW???

The OA is "A".
E is grammatically correct but wordy.

E has many flaws:

1. it is in passive.
2. "urging to do"? it doesnot make any sense.
3. "along with his chief advisers"? it is also awackward.

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Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor approved the new needle-exchange program at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some twenty social action groups.

a) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
e) as his own doctor was urging him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of
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