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# A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his

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A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, commemorated the buffalo soldiers at Fort Leavenworth,
Kansas, the birthplace of one of the regiments.

A. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
B. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment to chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
C. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year that he was appointed chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
D. Colin Powell gave a dedication in the same year as his appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that
E. Colin Powell gave a dedication in the same year of appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that
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24 Jan 2013, 00:34
abhinav11 wrote:
A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment as chairman
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, commemorated the buffalo soldiers at Fort Leavenworth,
Kansas, the birthplace of one of the regiments.
A. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment as
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
B. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment to
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
C. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year that he was appointed
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
D. Colin Powell gave a dedication in the same year as his appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that
E. Colin Powell gave a dedication in the same year of appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that

Use the more direct form - (appointed vs appointment) - eliminate A/B. Also, 'that' is more appropriate than 'as' to introduce 'he was appointed'.
D & E are incorrect because the modifier introduced by 'that' seems to be modifying 'Joint Chiefs of Staff' instead of the 'dedication'. Leaves you with C.

you may also want to have a look at this: http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/sc1 ... t1645.html

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24 Jan 2013, 02:42
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abhinav11 wrote:
A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment as chairman
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, commemorated the buffalo soldiers at Fort Leavenworth,
Kansas, the birthplace of one of the regiments.
A. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment as
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
B. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment to
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
C. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year that he was appointed
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
D. Colin Powell gave a dedication in the same year as his appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that
E. Colin Powell gave a dedication in the same year of appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that

Use the more direct form - (appointed vs appointment) - eliminate A/B. Also, 'that' is more appropriate than 'as' to introduce 'he was appointed'.
D & E are incorrect because the modifier introduced by 'that' seems to be modifying 'Joint Chiefs of Staff' instead of the 'dedication'. Leaves you with C.

you may also want to have a look at this: http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/sc1 ... t1645.html

Thanks for your explanation , that did clear some of my doubts .
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01 Dec 2015, 08:50
I doubt C is the right answer here. "That" is used in the following ways in a sentence:
1. As a relative pronoun to refer to the subject just preceding it. For e.g. - The drink that John had was very sweet
2. As a connector to join independent clauses. In this case both the clauses that are present before and after "that" should have both subject and verb. For e.g. - He wrote a book that helped children learn puzzles

In the question: The main subject is the dedication which has the main verb after that clause (in OA i.e. C) i.e. commemorated. This does not make sense - Instead if we used in which instead of that, it will act as a relative pronoun for the year and hence retain the meaning of the sentence in the ideal way.

A - Could be more precise with the use of "he was appointed" instead of his appointment
B - Appointment to is unidiomatic
D, E - Incorrectly change the meaning of the sentence by saying that joint team of staffs commemorated the buffalo soldiers. It was the dedication that commemorated soldiers but not the team of staffs

IMO, A still fits the bill most appropriately.

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A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, commemorated the buffalo soldiers at Fort Leavenworth,
Kansas, the birthplace of one of the regiments.

A. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
B. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment to chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
C. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year that he was appointed chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
D. Colin Powell gave a dedication in the same year as his appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that
E. Colin Powell gave a dedication in the same year of appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that

D and E are incorrect as that incorrectly modifies Joint Chiefs of Staff, whereas it should modify dedication

B is incorrect as as his appointment to chairman is unidiomatic.

A is incorrect because as is a comparison marker and given in the same year is compared with his appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff which seems senseless to me.

Hence C is correct.

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Let us look at each of the answer options -

A - "given in the same year as his appointment as chairman of Joint Chiefs of staff" - this phrase equates year to his appointment. Not a logical comparison.

B - repeats the same error that option A has.

C - correct answer. this makes perfect sense.
"that he was appointed chairman ..." modifies "year".

D - "Colin Powell gave a dedication in the same year as his appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that commemorated"
The "that" is too far removed from the noun it should modify - dedication.

It seems to modify 'year/appointment'. Note that it cannot refer to 'Joint Chiefs of Staff' as we need a 'who' (to refer to people).
This also has the same error that option A has. 'year' is compared to 'his appointment'.

E - the 'that' is too far removed from the noun it must modify - dedication.
this answer option also does not make it clear who was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

this option also equates 'year of appointment' to 'chairman of joint chiefs of staff'.

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abhinav11 wrote:
A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, commemorated the buffalo soldiers at Fort Leavenworth,
Kansas, the birthplace of one of the regiments.

A. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
B. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointment to chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
C. A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year that he was appointed chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
D. Colin Powell gave a dedication in the same year as his appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that
E. Colin Powell gave a dedication in the same year of appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that

" Commemorated the buffalo soldiers at Fort Leavenworth,Kansas, the birthplace of one of the regiments' is clearly modifyting dedication. The separation is too large for the usage of that . D and E out

appointment can't be compared to a year

A and B out

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