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# In 1994 the white house named Dr RuthR. Faden chairperson

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22 May 2007, 22:34
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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
2) to be assigned doing
3) that was being assigned doing
4) assigned for doing
5) it assigned to do

No OA OR OE
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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22 May 2007, 23:05
I think the correct idiom is "assign to do sth"
so, B C D out
not sure A and E?
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23 May 2007, 05:38
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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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23 May 2007, 20:59
any new idea?
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23 May 2007, 21:21
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

More thoughts?
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23 May 2007, 23:15
"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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24 May 2007, 01:55
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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24 May 2007, 02:37
I guess we can conclude D as the OA by majority vote
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24 May 2007, 02:49
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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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24 May 2007, 02:59
@axl_oz

5) "it" what / who ?? - has no logical referent !!
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24 May 2007, 04:51
Quote:
@axl_oz

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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26 May 2007, 00:29
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.

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26 May 2007, 04:32
Joining D-team

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26 May 2007, 11:11
Caas wrote:
Joining D-team

Cass, sorry, i have no OA!
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09 Sep 2010, 07:59
could any instructor check out this SC problem??? Thank you very much~~
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09 Sep 2010, 08:11
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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13 Jul 2011, 11:37
Will go with D. what is the source?
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13 Jul 2011, 11:41
http://www.beatthegmat.com/gmat-prep-sc ... 65007.html

As per instructor, E is better choice.
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13 Jul 2011, 12:07
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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21 Nov 2013, 03:24
I have chose E.

CAN somone give the OA?
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