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In February 1995, Doris Schopper became president of the international

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In February 1995, Doris Schopper became president of the international council of Medecins sans Frontieres, known in English as “Doctors Without Borders,” the world's largest independent, international, voluntary emergency medical assistance and relief organization.


(A) known in English as “Doctors Without Borders,"

(B) the English for “Doctors Without Borders,"

(C) in English named as “Doctors Without Borders,"

(D) “Doctors Without Borders," as they are known in English

(E) “Doctors Without Borders," which is in English

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In February 1995, Doris Schopper became president of the international council of Medecins sans Frontieres, known in English as “Doctors Without Borders,” the world's largest independent, international, voluntary emergency medical assistance and relief organization.

A) known in English as “Doctors Without Borders," - correct (also provides additional information about Medecins sans Frontieres)

B) the English for “Doctors Without Borders," - the English refers to the people of England. The option should have been "the English equivalent for ...."

C) in English named as “Doctors Without Borders," - "Medecins sans Frontieres" is not named as "doctors without ..." The "doctors without.." is just an equivalent of the French term.

D) “Doctors Without Borders," as they are known in English - the word English is modified by the succeeding phrase - the world's largest independent...

E) “Doctors Without Borders," which is in English - the word English is modified by the succeeding phrase - the world's largest independent...
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I think its A.
Because the the "world's largest independent" after the underline should modify "Doctors Without Borders" as Doctors without borders is Independent, International and emergency relief organisation not English. So D,E are out. B,C when read in full dont make much sense. A on the other hand is a much better option.
In B it seems Medecins sans Frontieres is English for Doctors without Borders which definitely wrong.
In C , It is not named in English, It is is English for Medecins sans Frontieres.
Thats why will go with A.
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bb, this question is from GMAT PREP QP1. Could you please get it tagged to QP1 source.
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Could you please explain difference between A and C.

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In February 1995, Doris Schopper became president of the international council of Medecins sans Frontieres, known in English as “Doctors Without Borders,” the world's largest independent, international, voluntary emergency medical assistance and relief organization.


(A) known in English as “Doctors Without Borders,"--- Correct choice by POE

(B) the English for “Doctors Without Borders," -- means that the council is the English name for the title “Doctors Without Borders' ---wrong

(C) in English named as “Doctors Without Borders," Nobody named the council in English. It is just known as that.

(D) “Doctors Without Borders," as they are known in English ---
(E) “Doctors Without Borders," which is in English ----What follows after the word 'English' in D and E is the modifier --the largest … etc., -- giving an inkling that English is the Council. This is absurd. Hence, dump D and E.

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GMATNinja, mikemcgarry,

Could you please explain difference between A and C.

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There are two problems with the construction in (C.) First, if you were giving something a name, you wouldn't write "named as." For example, "I named my gerbil Ivan the Terrible," is fine, but "I named my gerbil as Ivan the Terrible," is not. The second example makes it sound as though I were impersonating Ivan the Terrible while naming my gerbil, and that would raise all sorts of questions among my neighbors.

The other problem is that the meaning in (C) is illogical. The organization wasn't given one name in French and then given a different name in English. Rather it was given a name an French and was known by a rough translation of that name in English. Hence, "known as" makes more logical sense than "named as."

I hope that helps!
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