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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
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16 Jun 2008, 08:15
B is my choice.
A. His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms finally successful
omitted verb
B. Since his campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms had been eventually successful
I became confused by since but after considiration moved to this one
C. Because of the eventual success of his campaigning for sanitary conditions in operating rooms
it was my 1st choice after POE but "his campaigning" seems wordy and not idiomatic (for my non-native ear )
D. His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms being eventually successful
just out - wordy, not clear, etc
E. Campaigning, eventually successfully, for conditions to be sanitary in operating rooms
even more strange than D
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16 Jun 2008, 08:32
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"had been eventually successful" - "had been" is past perfect, and then "eventually" is incorrect because with the use of "had been" we need a participle ({verb + -ing} acting as a nown.) generally speaking (but not always required). Also, eventually seems to give the meaning of future tense like "He will eventually get better at sentence correction."

jallenmorris, I disagree, man. IMO eventually can also mean "finally".
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16 Jun 2008, 09:04
The OA is A.

http://www.beatthegmat.com/modifier-mis ... 12037.html

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"had been eventually successful" - "had been" is past perfect, and then "eventually" is incorrect because with the use of "had been" we need a participle ({verb + -ing} acting as a nown.) generally speaking (but not always required). Also, eventually seems to give the meaning of future tense like "He will eventually get better at sentence correction."

jallenmorris, I disagree, man. IMO eventually can also mean "finally".

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16 Jun 2008, 15:46
This too http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentence-correction/73865-sir-joseph-lister.html. But I still don't accept A... and need a clear explanation.
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16 Jun 2008, 15:56
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A is the answer, I think.
I don't know if I'm correct: the absolute phrase "His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms finally successful" is used to modify the sentence. I read about absolute construction somewhere in this forum
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16 Jun 2008, 17:39
IMO (A) is correct as (A) uses absolute phrase construction.
And by POE also i think (A) is the only good choice.
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17 Jun 2008, 00:00
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IMO (A) is correct as (A) uses absolute phrase construction.
And by POE also i think (A) is the only good choice.

Thanks aviator. Yes A is the correct choice. I came across such a question for the first time. Tomorrow is my D-Day and I am still coming across new concepts. Damn this SC. New day..new concept. :d
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A is the answer, I think.
I don't know if I'm correct: the absolute phrase "His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms finally successful" is used to modify the sentence. I read about absolute construction somewhere in this forum

chan_nhu78, you're cool!!! it's great sample of absolute construction!!! I've never met that's why I'm so happy NEW, NEW, BRAND NEW rule for me!!!! Many thanks!!!
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My 2 cents:
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
[ This option misses the verb, thus it can only act as a modifier to something. So here
it does modify Sir Lister. Its less expensive and clear]

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
[ B and C try to use
Because/Since IC, IC kind of format. Which can also be correct ( I don't agree to people who say
it is not a cause-effect relation). But B uses "had been" were simple past can be used. And C uses
campaigning - campaign it self suggest a on going process. "of his campaigning" is akward.]
Even if B and C would have been correct, they are wordier than A !!
D. His campaign for sanitary conditions in operating rooms being eventually successful
[ being ]
E. Campaigning, eventually successfully, for conditions to be sanitary in operating rooms
[ changes the meaning of the sentence]
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12 Nov 2010, 06:20
I am still not able to grasp the concept..how is A correct...Does someone have more examples of this sort...i read this is appositive...somewhere I read this is absolute construction
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12 Nov 2010, 07:49
b i feel
Reason:Both events i.e. successful campaign and lending name happened in the past,also in that campaign happened first ,so for the first event happening in the past we use past perfect and lending happens next,so we use simple past for it(this rule is avaiilbale in all grammar books under use of past perfect tense)
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I am still not able to grasp the concept..how is A correct...Does someone have more examples of this sort...i read this is appositive...somewhere I read this is absolute construction

APPOSITE MODIFIER IS A NOUN MODIFIER . IT MODIFIES A SINGLE NOUN
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12 Nov 2010, 20:24
I thought D was correct since it uses passive voice correctly with the word "being". However going by the explanations esp the last one about appositives it seems A is correct

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12 Nov 2010, 20:39
C,D and E are out.confused between A and B.Had been in B seems correct because first action is success of campaign and second action is lending of name so had been seems correct to me.Plz help
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12 Nov 2010, 22:32
IMO B too...

but the new rule of absolute phrases...which obviously i havnt read about...gives the reason for answer A...

does anyone have link to the post of absolute phrases...? kindly paste it..
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12 Nov 2010, 22:58
pretty confused with B n C.
but c will be eliminated as it has used the word "His campaigning " which is not correct.

so, final ans will be B.
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13 Nov 2010, 08:47
IMO B too...

but the new rule of absolute phrases...which obviously i havnt read about...gives the reason for answer A...

does anyone have link to the post of absolute phrases...? kindly paste it..

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