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Alice Robie Resnick was elected in 1988 as only the second woman in Ohio to serve on the state bench and is subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

A. as only the second woman in Ohio to serve on the state bench and is subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

B. to be only the second woman in Ohio to serve on the state bench and was subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

C. as only the second woman in Ohio who served on the state bench and is subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

D. as only the second woman in Ohio to serve on the state bench and was subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

E. as only the second woman in Ohio who had served on the state bench and is subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

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What is wrong with D?
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Why can we not use As here? I chose option D.
Please help !
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Jat wrote:
Why can we not use As here? I chose option D.
Please help !


As per my opinion....
we can not use "as" here because neither we are giving an example nor we are defining the particular position (such as teacher, advocate, mayor, etc.)

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Alice Robie Resnick was elected in 1988 as only the second woman in Ohio to serve on the state bench and is subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

A. as only the second woman in Ohio to serve on the state bench and is subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

B. to be only the second woman in Ohio to serve on the state bench and was subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

C. as only the second woman in Ohio who served on the state bench and is subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

D. as only the second woman in Ohio to serve on the state bench and was subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

E. as only the second woman in Ohio who had served on the state bench and is subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

What is wrong with [wrapimg=]D[/wrapimg]


IMO B.

Meaning error in all except B.
How can X be selected AS only the second woman? :P
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Alice Robie Resnick was elected in 1988 as only the second woman in Ohio to serve on the state bench and is subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

A. as only the second woman in Ohio to serve on the state bench and is subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

B. to be only the second woman in Ohio to serve on the state bench and was subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

C. as only the second woman in Ohio who served on the state bench and is subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

D. as only the second woman in Ohio to serve on the state bench and was subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

E. as only the second woman in Ohio who had served on the state bench and is subsequently re-elected in 1994 and 2000.

What is wrong with [wrapimg=]D[/wrapimg]


Error Analysis
1> who in C and E is wrong .
2> elected to is the correct usage
Example :- Ireland wins the toss and elected to bowl first‎

B is correct
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The first split is easy to decide since we want a full past - tense sentence and not a past-present combination as in A, C, and E. Between B and D, I suggest we look at it logically. An infinitive implies a purpose. If she was elected to be something as in B, it means that some people elected her intentionally for being only the second women. Does it logically happen that way? That she happened to be only the second women is an incidental or coincidental phenomenon. That is why D is better IMO.
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The first split is easy to decide since we want a full past - tense sentence and not a past-present combination as in A, C, and E. Between B and D, I suggest we look at it logically. An infinitive implies a purpose. If she was elected to be something as in B, it means that some people elected her intentionally for being only the second women. Does it logically happen that way? That she happened to be only the second women is an incidental or coincidental phenomenon. That is why D is better IMO.


I too agree with this explanation.

So, does that mean OA marked is incorrect?
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Between B and D, I would prefer B over D. You elect someone as a chairperson, as a president etc. It does not make sense to elect someone as only the second woman in Ohio.

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daagh wrote:
The first split is easy to decide since we want a full past - tense sentence and not a past-present combination as in A, C, and E. Between B and D, I suggest we look at it logically. An infinitive implies a purpose. If she was elected to be something as in B, it means that some people elected her intentionally for being only the second women. Does it logically happen that way? That she happened to be only the second women is an incidental or coincidental phenomenon. That is why D is better IMO.


I agree with your above explanation. But would you please explain the usage of 'as' in D?
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The first split is easy to decide since we want a full past - tense sentence and not a past-present combination as in A, C, and E. Between B and D, I suggest we look at it logically. An infinitive implies a purpose. If she was elected to be something as in B, it means that some people elected her intentionally for being only the second women. Does it logically happen that way? That she happened to be only the second women is an incidental or coincidental phenomenon. That is why D is better IMO.


I agree with your above explanation. But would you please explain the usage of 'as' in D?


Hi Mahmud6 ,

I believe its all about the correct idiom usage.

Correct idiom is "elected as".

For example, I was elected as the president of Harvard Ambassadors Club. :-D

Did you see what I mean?
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daagh wrote:
The first split is easy to decide since we want a full past - tense sentence and not a past-present combination as in A, C, and E. Between B and D, I suggest we look at it logically. An infinitive implies a purpose. If she was elected to be something as in B, it means that some people elected her intentionally for being only the second women. Does it logically happen that way? That she happened to be only the second women is an incidental or coincidental phenomenon. That is why D is better IMO.


I agree with your above explanation. But would you please explain the usage of 'as' in D?


Hi Mahmud6 ,

I believe its all about the correct idiom usage.

Correct idiom is "elected as".

For example, I was elected as the president of Harvard Ambassadors Club. :-D

Did you see what I mean?


From https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/elect I have got the following:

elect to (something)

To vote someone into a particular position or office. A noun or pronoun can be used between "elect" and "to."

I had hoped to be elected to the student government, but a more popular boy beat me out.

elect someone (as) something

to select someone to be something by ballot.

We elected her as our representative. She was elected as our president.

elect someone to something

to select someone to be a member of something by ballot; to select someone to be an officer in something by ballot.

We elected you to office, so do your job. Tom was elected to the congress.

So, the answer should be corrected with D. :-)
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