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# His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms

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14 Nov 2010, 06:32
Option:A looks economical among the given answer choices. What is the source of this Question?
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14 Nov 2010, 11:20
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14 Nov 2010, 20:50
Correct answer is "A" tricky question though.
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14 Nov 2010, 21:59
This one seems to go for the tense.
Between A and B..I chose B, but A is better it keeps the sentence is present continous....

in B the "had" makes it perfect past... not required.
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16 Nov 2010, 02:08
(A) His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms finally successful (his is followed by Sir Joseph Lister)
(B) Since his campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms had been eventually successful (attribute to success is SJL’s campaign which changes the intended meaning)
(C) Because of the eventual success of his campaigning for sanitary conditions in operating rooms (attribute to success is SJL’s campaign which changes the intended meaning)
(D) His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms being eventually successful (being is the deadly word in GMAT)
(E) Campaigning, eventually successfully, for conditions to be sanitary in operating rooms (seems to be confusing)
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12 Dec 2010, 19:38
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IMO A

Appositive explaining... good one
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16 Nov 2011, 07:02
Tough one. Got it wrong as usual.
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16 Nov 2011, 08:09
Good Q...liked it..btw what is IMO and OA ???

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16 Nov 2011, 09:38
I am not satisfied with option A, because C is starting with a modifier and then followed by the noun "which is being modified so can anyone give an elaborate explanation for this question

I still feel C is the correct answer
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16 Nov 2011, 17:34
I think you just have to keep it simple. Don't start a sentence with because. Also, the part within the comma describes the word immediately following it in A so go with A as your answer.

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17 Nov 2011, 05:01
Very little error beside meaning problems. Tough one. I got wrong in the first time (B)
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17 Nov 2011, 09:36
this one is pretty tough.
Although,I`m still not convinced option A is the answer.
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17 Nov 2011, 10:07
This really caught me off guard. Nice question .
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17 Nov 2011, 10:08
Can somebody share links for similar type of questions
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19 Aug 2013, 19:38
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Responding to why (A) is not wrong:

Take a look at that first part of the sentence before the comma:

"His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms finally successful"

--notice it is NOT a complete sentence.

So since it is not a complete sentence, it must be a descriptive phrase. What does that descriptive phrase modify?

It modifies Sir Joseph Lister.

We can confirm this with the word "HIS" -which must reference that person.

Cut the fluff and read it like this:

"His campaign finally successful, Sir Joseph did blah blah blah.."

Likewise:

"His GMAT studies finally complete, Abhay went out and partied."--same idea - it's fine.

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13 Nov 2013, 07:23
mrinal2100 wrote:

http://www.testmagic.com/grammar/explan ... uction.asp

It is important to know why answer choices are grammatical - relying too heavily on one's ear or just "it's fine" is a bad idea because GMAT likes to create answers that sound good but contain errors. This post explains it and I don't know how it didn't get kudos.

The absolute phrase is tested, but it doesn't seem to be tested too frequently. If I were a test-taker, I would pick and choose my battles and focus my energy elsewhere.

That being said, OG Verbal SC #108 (link below) is another problem with an absolute phrase as the correct answer.

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13 Nov 2013, 14:45
His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms finally successful, Sir Joseph Lister lent his name to the company that developed Listerine, the first antibacterial liquid.

(A) His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms finally successful
(B) Since his campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms had been eventually successful
(C) Because of the eventual success of his campaigning for sanitary conditions in operating rooms
(D) His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms being eventually successful
(E) Campaigning, eventually successfully, for conditions to be sanitary in operating rooms

Cannot be B! Answer is A for sure!

Here are my thoughts:

(A) His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms finally successful - CORRECT
(B) Since his campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms had been eventually successful - Had been eventually is not correct
(C) Because of the eventual success of his campaigning for sanitary conditions in operating rooms - Compaiging is not correct
(D) His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms being eventually successful - Being is not correct GMAt prefer simple sentence as A
(E) Campaigning, eventually successfully, for conditions to be sanitary in operating rooms - Wordy Wordy Wordy

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14 Nov 2013, 11:21
nice question

A it is...
the underlined part is an absolute phrase.
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