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I think the underlined statement is till 'as it was'.

Now the options. D and E can be ruled out as there is a parallelism problem. 'First...and later...' is the correct form.

Between A, B and C. I think B is correct.

A. later in the United States House of Representatives, not until Barbara Jordan’s
participation in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon in
1974 was she made a nationally recognized figure, as it was. Incorrect. Problem with parallelism.

B. later in the United States House of Representatives, Barbara Jordan did not
become a nationally recognized figure until 1974, when she participated in the
hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which were. Correct. “–hearings-which were”

C. later in the United States House of Representatives, it was not until 1974 that
Barbara Jordan became a nationally recognized figure, with her participation in
the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which was. Incorrect. “–hearings-which was”
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1) Modification: The opening phrase clearly describes a person, so the person should be placed right after that first comma. Eliminate A, C and D.

2) Verbs: In answers B and E, the last word is either "were" or "was", so we need to know the noun that "controls" this verb. Working back into the sentence, you'll find the noun "hearings"….so we need the verb "were." Eliminate E.

Final Answer:B
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Look at the verb after ‘which’; it is plural and hence what it represents should be a plural word. There are only two plural words namely Representatives and hearings in the entire passage. Obviously, 'which' cannot refer to representatives (human beings). Therefore, it should be only the hearings. The relative pronoun and noun relationship is quite clear. The hearings were indeed televised.
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B.
D and E were not correct because later and then are redundant.
televised world is saying describing the headings so can not be ''it'' and ''was''
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D and E were not correct because later and then are redundant.
televised world is saying describing the headings so can not be ''it'' and ''was''


D and E also have "and also" redundancy error. Hence, incorrect.
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Although she had been known as an effective legislator first in the Texas Senate and later in the United States House of Representatives, not until Barbara Jordan’s participation in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon in 1974 was she made a nationally recognized figure, as it was televised nationwide.

(A) later in the United States House of Representatives, not until Barbara Jordan’s participation in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon in 1974 was she made a nationally recognized figure, as it was

(B) later in the United States House of Representatives, Barbara Jordan did not become a nationally recognized figure until 1974, when she participated in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which were

(C) later in the Untied States House of Representatives, it was not until 1974 that Barbara Jordan became a nationally recognized figure, with her participation in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which was

(D) then also later in the United States House of Representatives, not until 1974 did Barbara Jordan become a nationally recognized figure, as she participated in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, being

(E) then also later in the United States House of Representatives, Barbara Jordan did not become a nationally recognized figure until 1974, when she participated in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which was


Answer is B

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A - "It" erroneously refers to "participation " ,,, whereas not the participation but the hearings were televised.
C- a phrase with + noun phrases can't be used to describe an action.
D- Using then .... later in same clause is redundant.
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Although she had been known as an effective legislator first in the Texas Senate and later in the United States House of Representatives, not until Barbara Jordan’s participation in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon in 1974 was she made a nationally recognized figure, as it was televised nationwide.

(A) later in the United States House of Representatives, not until Barbara Jordan’s participation in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon in 1974 was she made a nationally recognized figure, as it was

(B) later in the United States House of Representatives, Barbara Jordan did not become a nationally recognized figure until 1974, when she participated in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which were

(C) later in the Untied States House of Representatives, it was not until 1974 that Barbara Jordan became a nationally recognized figure, with her participation in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which was – WHO IT?

(D) then also later in the United States House of Representatives, not until 1974 did Barbara Jordan become a nationally recognized figure, as she participated in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, being

(E) then also later in the United States House of Representatives, Barbara Jordan did not become a nationally recognized figure until 1974, when she participated in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which was - ERROR

After Although need to be NOUN

Which must refet to noun that now Is HEARINGS and need WERE
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Hi daagh GMATNinja MartyTargetTestPrep

I have learnt that ',which' modifies the nearest grammatically eligible noun. So now in the correct answer choice / sentence for this question,

Although she had been known as an effective legislator first in the Texas Senate and later in the United States House of Representatives, Barbara Jordan did not become a nationally recognized figure until 1974, when she participated in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which were televised...

So as per my understanding, the nearest eligible word for ",which" to modify is impeachment right? (since ,which can not modify persons we don't consider President Nixon) - in that case the verb should be was instead of 'were'? Why does ,which is referring to 'hearings' in this answer choice?

Can you help me understand this?
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Please let me make a slight change to your definition of the reference of the relative pronoun'which'. It is just not the eligible noun before, but the nearest logically eligible noun before. As per that, you have rightly dismissed Nixon; You must also dismiss impeachment because impeachment is a charge of misconduct and one can't televise it. That is the reason 'hearings' become the logically eligible noun before.

To repeat, in the case of pronoun references, logic is ultimate.
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Please let me make a slight change to your definition of the reference of the relative pronoun'which'. It is just not the eligible noun before, but the nearest logically eligible noun before. As per that, you have rightly dismissed Nixon; You must also dismiss impeachment because impeachment is a charge of misconduct and one can't televise it. That is the reason 'hearings' become the logically eligible noun before.

To repeat, in the case of pronoun references, logic is ultimate.


I agree with your point here. I ll keep logic in my mind also. thanks for your answer.

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