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It was an increase in reported cases of malaria along the Gulf Coast that in 1921
led the health authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human
subjects to the group that later would be called by the name of
Unimedco.
(A) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human subjects to the
group that later would be called by the name of
(B) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human subjects to the
group that later to be called by the name of
(C) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation using human subjects to the
group that later would be called by the name of
(D) authorities to grant a permit for human experimentation to the group later
called
(E) authorities to grant a permit for human experimentation to the group that later
would be called by the name of

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19 May 2010, 05:53
achan wrote:
It was an increase in reported cases of malaria along the Gulf Coast that in 1921
led the health authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human
subjects to the group that later would be called by the name of
Unimedco.
(A) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human subjects to the
group that later would be called by the name of
(B) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human subjects to the
group that later to be called by the name of
(C) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation using human subjects to the
group that later would be called by the name of
(D) authorities to grant a permit for human experimentation to the group later
called
(E) authorities to grant a permit for human experimentation to the group that later
would be called by the name of

I think the correct answer is D.
A, B and C use authorities' which is awkward.
E is very wordy at the end.
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19 May 2010, 06:02
thanks.

OA is D
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19 May 2010, 11:30
should be D.

It was an increase in reported cases of malaria along the Gulf Coast that in 1921 led the health authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human subjects to the group that later would be called by the name of Unimedco.

(A) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human subjects to the group that later would be called by the name of
(B) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human subjects to the group that later to be called by the name of
(C) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation using human subjects to the group that later would be called by the name of
(D) authorities to grant a permit for human experimentation to the group later called
(E) authorities to grant a permit for human experimentation to the group that later would be called by the name of
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19 May 2010, 23:01
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other than the problem with apostrophe

called by the name of is redundant ... so it leaves us with D

joseph was called joe -> correct
joseph was called by the name of joe -> incorrect

D it is

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17 Jun 2010, 01:46
called by the name. D wins. besides ABC is wrong because of apostrophe
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31 Aug 2011, 03:58
seekmba wrote:
should be D.

It was an increase in reported cases of malaria along the Gulf Coast that in 1921 led the health authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human subjects to the group that later would be called by the name of Unimedco.

(A) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human subjects to the group that later would be called by the name of
(B) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human subjects to the group that later to be called by the name of
(C) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation using human subjects to the group that later would be called by the name of
(D) authorities to grant a permit for human experimentation to the group later called
(E) authorities to grant a permit for human experimentation to the group that later would be called by the name of

Clearly possessive form is not desirable here. As in E group "that" would.... means that there were many such groups who were given permission for conducting tests. what if "would be called by the name of" were just "would be known as"- would that have been right/strong contender at least
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31 Aug 2011, 07:22
I picked E which was wrong. The answer is E
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16 Oct 2011, 01:21
"would be called by the name of" is redundant hence D...
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17 Oct 2011, 09:46
D

Health authorites' is incorrect in the context and leave us with D or E. 'would be called by the name of' is awkward and wordy.
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28 Oct 2011, 21:44
achan wrote:
It was an increase in reported cases of malaria along the Gulf Coast that in 1921
led the health authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human
subjects to the group that later would be called by the name of
Unimedco.
(A) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human subjects to the
group that later would be called by the name of
(B) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human subjects to the
group that later to be called by the name of
(C) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation using human subjects to the
group that later would be called by the name of
(D) authorities to grant a permit for human experimentation to the group later
called
(E) authorities to grant a permit for human experimentation to the group that later
would be called by the name of

"would be called by the name of" shows redundancy. IMO answer is D.
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29 Oct 2011, 03:38
achan wrote:
It was an increase in reported cases of malaria along the Gulf Coast that in 1921
led the health authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human
subjects to the group that later would be called by the name of
Unimedco.
(A) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human subjects to the
group that later would be called by the name of
(B) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation with human subjects to the
group that later to be called by the name of
(C) authorities’ granting a permit for experimentation using human subjects to the
group that later would be called by the name of
(D) authorities to grant a permit for human experimentation to the group later
called
(E) authorities to grant a permit for human experimentation to the group that later
would be called by the name of

Is it D? First, "lead the authorities to grant" is preferred than "lead the authorities' granting", so ABC is eliminated. Than, E is wordy, I think. So I choose D
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