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# More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number

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More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded--some of them posthumously--with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.

(A) with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in
(B) with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
(C) the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, long-overdue in
(D) the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
(E) the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in long-overdue

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More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded--some of them posthumously--with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.

(A) with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in
(B) with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
(C) the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, long-overdue in
(D) the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
(E) the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in long-overdue

Dash has been used just to add emphasis to posthumous, therefore the rest of sentence must be read in continuation.
Now between 'awarded with the congressional medal' and 'awarded the congressional medal' , later is more precise and simple usage. Eliminate choice A and B.
Among C, D and E. E is the correct sentence as it uses correct form of idiom 'in recognition of' while other two dont (actually choice B as well). eliminate C and D. C and A have one additional meaning issue because of use of 'was', suggesting that congressional medal is no more the highest military award. Therefore apart from E each choice has atleast two issues.

Ans E it is!
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20 Nov 2012, 06:34
nelz007 wrote:
More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded--some of them posthumously--with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.

(A) with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in
(B) with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
(C) the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, long-overdue in
(D) the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
(E) the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in long-overdue

IMO B.

I framed sentence as follows
a number of African American soldiers were awarded with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue recognition of their outstanding bravery.

A) incorrect- both which modifier indeed modifies Congressional Medal of Honor, so need to be as close as possible
B) correct
C) incorrect - preposition with is missing
D) incorrect - preposition with is missing
E) incorrect - preposition with is missing

pls correct me if i was wrong..
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Dash has been used just to add emphasis to posthumous, therefore the rest of sentence must be read in continuation.
Now between 'awarded with the congressional medal' and 'awarded the congressional medal' , later is more precise and simple usage. Eliminate choice A and B.
Among C, D and E. E is the correct sentence as it uses correct form of idiom 'in recognition of' while other two dont (actually choice B as well). eliminate C and D. C and A have one additional meaning issue because of use of 'was', suggesting that congressional medal is no more the highest military award. Therefore apart from E each choice has atleast two issues.

Ans E it is!

Well explained I did the same. But I didn't know there was an idiom present. I eliminated D cos meaning wise its saying "the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue" was given for bravery so only E made sense.
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nelz007 wrote:
More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded--some of them posthumously--with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.

(A) with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in
(B) with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
(C) the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, long-overdue in
(D) the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
(E) the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in long-overdue

Medal of Honor is still nation's highest military award.
A/C out
award for long-overdue - changes the meaning
B/D out

E remains.
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nelz007 wrote:
More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded--some of them posthumously--with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.

(A) with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in
(B) with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
(C) the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, long-overdue in
(D) the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
(E) the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in long-overdue

Correct idiom: award somebody something, so A&B out.

Correct idiom: in recognition of, so D out.

In (C), "long-overdue" is awkward, so (C) is out.

E is correct.
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