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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

Originally posted by aimkp on 17 Dec 2010, 06:10.
Last edited by Bunuel on 08 Dec 2018, 23:19, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: A dedication by Colin Powell, given in the same year as his appointmen  [#permalink]

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17 Dec 2010, 12:12
I think I recognize this setup from an Official Guide question about the book "Little Women" (A recently-discovered manuscript...in the same year that "Little Women" was written...), and that one had a little bit more subject-verb agreement ("Little Women" as a book title is singular) and logical elements to it, so this one is probably produced independently by one of the websites...

What C does differently from A and B is it includes an event in the past tense to be parallel with "given", and to have something concrete that happened in that year, so C is correct, and that portion of the sentence accurately models that from the OG.
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18 Dec 2010, 00:58
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98)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 have a modifier error, so they are out of race. Out of A, B and C, B is rejected as it uses appointment to, the correct usage is appointment as.
Now we are left with A and C, I think C put the thought more concisely and according to me A should read as "in the same year as of his appointment".

Thus OA is C
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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
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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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08 Dec 2018, 17:21
aimkp wrote:
98)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

IMO I don't believe A is incorrect. I narrowed it down to A vs C, but ended up choosing A. I do not understand why C is better written than A. If someone could elaborate, that would be immensely helpful!
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