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# It was only after Katharine Graham became publisher of The

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It was only after Katharine Graham became publisher of The Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newspapers, and it was under her command that the paper won high praise for its unrelenting reporting of the Watergate scandal.

A) It was only after Katharine Graham became publisher of The Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newspapers, and it was under her command that the paper won high praise
B) It was only after Katharine Graham's becoming publisher of The Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newspapers, and under her command it had won high praise
C) Katharine Graham became publisher of The Washington Post in 1963 and only after that did it move into the first rank of American newspapers, having won high praise under her command
D) Moving into the first rank of American newspapers only after Katharine Graham became its publisher in 1963, The Washington Post, winning high praise under her command
E) Moving into the first rank of American newspapers only after Katharine Grahame's becoming its publisher in 1963, The Washington Post won high praise under her command

I dont know the OA but just found the question very interesting !!THis one is MGMAT

Kindly help solve this

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13 Oct 2008, 07:31
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spriya wrote:
It was only after Katharine Graham became publisher of The Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newspapers, and it was under her command that the paper won high praise for its unrelenting reporting of the Watergate scandal.

A) It was only after Katharine Graham became publisher of The Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newspapers, and it was under her command that the paper won high praise
B) It was only after Katharine Graham's becoming publisher of The Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newspapers, and under her command it had won high praise
C) Katharine Graham became publisher of The Washington Post in 1963 and only after that did it move into the first rank of American newspapers, having won high praise under her command
D) Moving into the first rank of American newspapers only after Katharine Graham became its publisher in 1963, The Washington Post, winning high praise under her command
E) Moving into the first rank of American newspapers only after Katharine Grahame's becoming its publisher in 1963, The Washington Post won high praise under her command

I dont know the OA but just found the question very interesting !!THis one is MGMAT

Kindly help solve this

I had to use POE on this one. I will go with (A)
(B) and (E) are out- "Katharine Graham's becoming"
(C)- "only after that did it move" Awkward construction.
(D)- "Moving into the first rank of American newspapers only after Katharine Graham became its publisher in 1963, The Washington Post, winning high praise under her command" - The sentence seems to be incomplete. It should have been "...Washington Post won high praise under her command".

In (A) the two "its" after Katharine refers to "Washington Post". I might have haggled for this but obvious errors in others made this easier.
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13 Oct 2008, 07:35
leonidas wrote:
spriya wrote:
It was only after Katharine Graham became publisher of The Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newspapers, and it was under her command that the paper won high praise for its unrelenting reporting of the Watergate scandal.

A) It was only after Katharine Graham became publisher of The Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newspapers, and it was under her command that the paper won high praise
B) It was only after Katharine Graham's becoming publisher of The Washington Post in 1963 that it moved into the first rank of American newspapers, and under her command it had won high praise
C) Katharine Graham became publisher of The Washington Post in 1963 and only after that did it move into the first rank of American newspapers, having won high praise under her command
D) Moving into the first rank of American newspapers only after Katharine Graham became its publisher in 1963, The Washington Post, winning high praise under her command
E) Moving into the first rank of American newspapers only after Katharine Grahame's becoming its publisher in 1963, The Washington Post won high praise under her command

I dont know the OA but just found the question very interesting !!THis one is MGMAT

Kindly help solve this

I had to use POE on this one. I will go with (A)
(B) and (E) are out- "Katharine Graham's becoming"
(C)- "only after that did it move" Awkward construction.
(D)- "Moving into the first rank of American newspapers only after Katharine Graham became its publisher in 1963, The Washington Post, winning high praise under her command" - The sentence seems to be incomplete. It should have been "...Washington Post won high praise under her command".

In (A) the two "its" after Katharine refers to "Washington Post". I might have haggled for this but obvious errors in others made this easier.

Even i marked A !!
its just wanted some inputs on C !!!
i eliminated C since having won appeared wrong !!!!
Any explanations welcome
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13 Oct 2008, 09:03
I'm going with C. Sequence of tenses is correct and it is clear what its is referring to. I missed that in A, I see a modifyer problem in A, it is not clear what its is referring to. I believe that's the catch in this question.
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14 Oct 2008, 23:49
I am doubtful but i would like to go with "E"
In "A","B" and "C" "it" is ambigous
and in "D" the last part is awkward..
i know "E" is also awkward but out of all the answers
i find "E" to be the best..
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15 Oct 2008, 03:48
A - a lot of 'it' wherein the first and third are without reference
B - possessive pronoun on Graham
C - correct
D - wrong in the part - 'The Washington Post, winning ....'
E - possessive pronoun on Graham

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15 Oct 2008, 07:36
OA is A !!!

i got to know this from net only !!!if we look at C it alters meaning !!!Any takers carry on !!!
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16 Oct 2008, 02:00
Can somebody explain this?
How is option C incorrect? Where is it altering the meaning?

I have already provided the reason why option A can be incorrect.
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16 Oct 2008, 02:21
A is structurally parallel.
C changes the meaning because of the placement of modifier "having won high praise under her command".

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