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In 1994 the white house named Dr Ruth R. Faden chairperson of the federal advisory committee of experts they assigned to do a report on the history and ethics of the government’s radiation experiments on humans in the 1950’s and 1960’s .

(A) they assigned to do
(B) to be assigned doing
(C) that was being assigned doing
(D) assigned for doing
(E) it assigned to do

Originally posted by windy_city on 22 May 2007, 21:34.
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‘for doing a report’ in D is idiomatically inferior to ‘to do a report” because there is a purpose. But does it mean that GMAT is ideologically opposed to the gerund ‘doing’ and that you have no instance of the gerund being passable? In sum, can we pardon an idiomatic goof-up? If yes, then choose D;

On the contrary, the pronoun ‘it’ can refer undoubtedly both to house or the committee; Ambiguity has very crept in; now can we pardon ambiguity as has GMAT done in many cases. If yes, then choose E. I would rather pardon idiom thing than ambiguity
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I think the correct idiom is "assign to do sth"
so, B C D out
not sure A and E? :(
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In 1994 the white house named Dr RuthR. Faden
chairperson of the federal advisory committee of
experts they assigned to do a report on the history
and ethics of the government’s radiation experiments
on humans in the 1950’s and 1960’s .

1) they assigned to do => "they" who ? - no logical ref
2) to be assigned doing avoid on GMAT
3) that was being assigned doing =>awkward construction
4) assigned for doing
5) it assigned to do => "it" ambigious ref

Thought it dosent sound correct ;)

My Answer : 4 ( or D ;) )
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New post 23 May 2007, 20:21
Narrowed down to D or E

Like Yogesh, I beleive we should avoid using 'ing' in GMAT. So my choice should be E

It is not ambiguous, it it clearly refers to white house and not the committee.

Still I think E should have been it had assigned to do.

So, I break my rule and go with D

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New post 23 May 2007, 22:15
"assigned to" is correct which can be found in A and E. In A, "they" refers to neither the committee not to the white house so eliminate.
Left with (E)
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D!

It seems to me "it" in E doesn't have a clear referent ( committe or house)
Althoughcorrect idiom is "assigned to do" , D is best among the worst.
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I guess we can conclude D as the OA by majority vote ;)
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In 1994 the white house named Dr RuthR. Faden
chairperson of the federal advisory committee of
experts they assigned to do a report on the history
and ethics of the government’s radiation experiments
on humans in the 1950’s and 1960’s .

1) they assigned to do - who is they referring to? White house or FACE?
2) to be assigned doing -
3) that was being assigned doing - WORDY
4) assigned for doing - Assigned for does not sound idiomatic.. Does it?
5) it assigned to do - BEST ANSWER[/b]
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5) "it" what / who ?? - has no logical referent !!
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5) "it" what / who ?? - has no logical referent !!


@ victor
"it clearly refers to the white houde in my opinion.......
I vote for E.......
btw wots the OA???
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New post 25 May 2007, 23:29
1) they assigned to do – Experts did not assign him.
2) to be assigned doing – to be??? Verb Tense.
3) that was being assigned doing – Verb Tense
4) assigned for doing
5) it assigned to do – wrong construction.

B,C - Eliminate fr Verb Tense.
E - Eliminate for wrong construction.
A - Changes the context.

Hence D is the answer
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Joining D-team :)

Windy, please provide the OA.
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could any instructor check out this SC problem??? Thank you very much~~
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IMO : D

1) they assigned to do - "they" is not required
2) to be assigned doing - "to be" passive
3) that was being assigned doing - "wordy"
4) assigned for doing - keeps the sentence active
5) it assigned to do - "it" is incorrectly used.
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Will go with D. what is the source?
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I still don't understand how come "E" is correct. No doubt D is not the best choice either, but "IT" in E just doesn't make any sense. Can someone explain the role of "IT" in E. Is it subject for the second sentence? If yes, then it should ideally be followed by semicolon. Second alternative could be "Named" verb: which already has an object, so "IT" can't be object for the "name" verb either.
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I have chose E.

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It seems that OA is not available for this.
But this is what one of the expert has to say about it :

E is definitely the best choice. While "it" is technically ambiguous (both the White House and the Federal Advisory Committee of experts are possible antecedents), none of the other choices provide a better alternative. Remember, while the GMAT prefers non-ambiguous references, if the reference is clear from the context of the sentence then seemingly ambiguous references aren't considered ambiguous.

Since the White House "named", parallelism dictates that the White House also "assigned", making "it" non-ambiguous.

Idiomatically we can "do a report", so (E) is also the idiomatic winner. "assigned for doing a report" will never be correct on the GMAT (as an aside, "assigned to do a report" without the "it" would be fine and arguably superior to (E)).
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New post 04 Jan 2016, 00:44
It should be D. It is a simple question according to me.

Posting a reply so if a majority is taken to choose the OA, then it should be D.
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