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Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the setting for an unprecedented episode of American diplomacy—and entered the lexicon as a near synonym for high-level peacemaking—when Jimmy Carter, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar El-Sadat gathered there for a tense and grueling 13 days.

A. Twenty-five years ago in this month,
B. Twenty-five years ago this month,
C. In this month, twenty-five years previously,
D. In this month, twenty-five years previous,
E. It was twenty-five years ago to this month,
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2006, 08:17
I say B...

A. Twenty-five years ago in this month,
B. Twenty-five years ago this month,
C. In this month, twenty-five years previously,
D. In this month, twenty-five years previous,
E. It was twenty-five years ago to this month,

By ear... we don't say "in this month"... we might say "in the month of May", but since there is no 'clear' month I wouldn't choose A C D

"to this month" means "to the beginning of this month", so don't think that's correct
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2006, 13:10
I also like A over B. Can't explain why ;)

guys any more explanations. what's the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2006, 18:40
Yes B seems the best.

A. Twenty-five years ago in this month,
B. Twenty-five years ago this month, --->Most concise and clear.
C. In this month, twenty-five years previously, --->doesn't sound good
D. In this month, twenty-five years previous, --->same as C.
E. It was twenty-five years ago to this month, --->should have been followed by that and not a comma.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2006, 18:52
I will go with B.

When you can't point out the gramatical mistake between two choices then I would suggest to choose the shorter one.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2006, 18:56
ps_dahiya wrote:
I will go with B.

When you can't point out the gramatical mistake between two choices then I would suggest to choose the shorter one.


You just mentioned what I did with A and B :lol: .
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2006, 19:13
A is just fine...

I feel "in" is necessary to stress that whatever happened in camp david...
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Re: SC: Camp David [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2006, 19:31
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Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the setting for an unprecedented episode of American diplomacy—and entered the lexicon as a near synonym for high-level peacemaking—when Jimmy Carter, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar El-Sadat gathered there for a tense and grueling 13 days.

A. Twenty-five years ago in this month,
B. Twenty-five years ago this month,
C. In this month, twenty-five years previously,
D. In this month, twenty-five years previous,
E. It was twenty-five years ago to this month,


"......years ago this month" is correct.

So B.

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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2006, 23:28
i think A goes wrong bcoz there are only 30 days in a month,not 25 years

i go with B
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2006, 00:19
OA is B. :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2006, 01:23
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B....
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A post above yours. :wink:

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2006, 08:20
Late but...

B. Twenty-five years ago this month,
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2006, 09:47
OE is a bit terse.

The best answer is B. Choice B is idiomatic and precise.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2006, 01:48
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Yes B seems the best.

A. Twenty-five years ago in this month,
B. Twenty-five years ago this month, --->Most concise and clear.
C. In this month, twenty-five years previously, --->doesn't sound good
D. In this month, twenty-five years previous, --->same as C.
E. It was twenty-five years ago to this month, --->should have been followed by that and not a comma.


Yeah I agree on B
'Twenty-five years ago in this month' doesn't look clear.
I think it should be, rather, 'In twenty five years ago this month', though I'm not sure it's correct or not.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2006, 07:20
Late, but instant (B). Most concise and idiomatic.

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