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# As the former chair of the planning board for 18 consecutive

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27 Jul 2005, 07:11
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As the former chair of the planning board for 18 consecutive years and a board member for 28 years, Joan Philkill attended more than 400 meetings and reviewed more than 700 rezoning applications.

A As the former
B The former
C Former
D She was
E As the

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27 Jul 2005, 16:28
E looks good.
We dont need Former ( as We dont know if she still carries that position). So A,B, C out
D makes it a run on...

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27 Jul 2005, 17:02
E sounds good, but it could very well be that she was former chair for 18 consecutive years and not a chair....

So i believe A is correct too, but I would have selected E in a exam....
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27 Jul 2005, 19:56
I think we got it all wrong. But I will not pick another choice.. I will wait for OA...

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27 Jul 2005, 21:31
riteshgupta1 wrote:
I think we got it all wrong. But I will not pick another choice.. I will wait for OA...

it should not be wrong. she attended the meeting as the chair of the board not as the former chair or so on. so E should be ok. all others donot fit in this sentence.

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28 Jul 2005, 03:08
I am going to stick to A.

E changes the meaning of the sentence.

The rules for SC states that one should retain A, if it is grammatically correct. If A is grammatically correct, you can choose another answer choice however, IF and only IF, the other answer choice is more concise than A, or if the other answer choice is in the active voice, whereas A is passive.

Some of you have argued that "former" is unnecessary. How so? if you skip "former", E conveys the sense that Joan Philkill has been the chair for 18 years and still is.

With choice A, it is clear that Joan Philkill is not the chair anymore. The correct answer choice should retain the meaning of the original sentence. E changes the meaning altogether.

Hence A

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28 Jul 2005, 05:23
OA is E
There is a good example NOT to follow the strategy "don't pick choices that change the meaning of the sentence", because E clearly does so.

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23 Aug 2007, 05:50
FORMER CHAIR - Can't continue for 18 years nor make any decisions

Just use the correct tense

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23 Aug 2007, 05:56
She couldn't be former chair for 18 years
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