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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 nationâ€™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 nationâ€™s highest military award, and which was long overdue in
B.with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nationâ€™s highest military award for long-overdue
C.the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nationâ€™s highest military award, long-overdue in
D.the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nationâ€™s highest military award for long-overdue
E.the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nationâ€™s highest military award, in long-overdue
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Could anyone explain why it is supposed to be E? Thanks!

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24 Jul 2006, 21:37
I think it's C.
' in recognition of smthing ' is correct usage.

More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded―some of them posthumously―the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nationâ€™s highest military award, long-overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.
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24 Jul 2006, 21:49
Torn between A and C.

In recognition is idiomatic.

The only reason I will reject A is that its too wordy.

So C it is.

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24 Jul 2006, 22:01
jaynayak wrote:
Torn between A and C.

In recognition is idiomatic.

The only reason I will reject A is that its too wordy.

So C it is.

I think A is not only wordy but also not idiomatic. It's not okay to say "Somebody was awarded with something." But "somebody was awarded somthing" should go.

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24 Jul 2006, 22:05
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I think it's C.
' in recognition of smthing ' is correct usage.

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

Do you see any difference between "long-overdue in recognition" and "in long-overdue in recognition"?

And the apposition "the nation's highest military award" is more concise than "which was the nations's highest military award".

Thank you for your viewpoint. I think I understand why E is the best.

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24 Jul 2006, 23:50
scgmat wrote:
buzzgaurav wrote:
I think it's C.
' in recognition of smthing ' is correct usage.

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

Do you see any difference between "long-overdue in recognition" and "in long-overdue in recognition"?

And the apposition "the nation's highest military award" is more concise than "which was the nations's highest military award".

Thank you for your viewpoint. I think I understand why E is the best.

I still don't think it's E.
It was the medal of Honor that was long overdue. Also, 'in recognition' clearly gives the reason as to why it was overdue.

More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded―...........― the Congressional Medal of Honor, ..................., long-overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.
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24 Jul 2006, 23:51
I'm taking D here.
verb award
award somthing to someone
award someone something
Thus, passive vioce should be constructed "someone be awarded somthing"
b/w C and D
noun award
"award for somthing" is idiomatic

Also, in C I don't think we need past tense here.
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24 Jul 2006, 23:57
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

A and B are ruled out for the presence of with then in C we do not need which so now we are down to D and E in this case I would have to guess I do not like in E the sentence split by the comma so I would rather not use the comma picking D but not sure about which correct idiom to use.... sounds better for long,... rather then in-long
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25 Jul 2006, 01:39
scgmat 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 nationâ€™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 nationâ€™s highest military award, and which was long overdue in
B.with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nationâ€™s highest military award for long-overdue
C.the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nationâ€™s highest military award, long-overdue in
D.the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nationâ€™s highest military award for long-overdue
E.the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nationâ€™s highest military award, in long-overdue
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Could anyone explain why it is supposed to be E? Thanks!

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25 Jul 2006, 07:01
I caught between D and E.

Can anyone explain why for is not better than in ?

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25 Jul 2006, 09:16
I seriously think it is b/w D and E

D. More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded―some of them posthumously―the Congressional Medal of Honor [, the nationâ€™s highest military award for long-overdue...] recognition of their outstanding bravery
D says AWARD FOR something

E. More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded―some of them posthumously―the Congressional Medal of Honor, [the nationâ€™s highest military award], in long-overdue recognition of their outstanding bravery
E says MEDAL IN something

how do we choose?

D says "MEDAL RECOGNITION OF" [...] is a modifier, that can be omitted for the purpose of making sense of the sentence
E says "MEDAL IN RECOGNITION OF"

D doesn't make much sense, because MEDAL is RECOGNITION, thus D is redundant and unidiomatic.

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25 Jul 2006, 09:40
E.the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nationâ€™s highest military award, in long-overdue

After debating between C and E I am going with E as "was" in C reflects that the medal is no longer the top award.

E is correct, because the recognition was long-overdue as things happend 50 yrs ago.

"the " is required for the Congressional Medal of Honor instead of "with "

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25 Jul 2006, 11:10
E for sure.

The idea here is that you should be able to reframe the sentence without the use of the phrase in b/w. You can do that with E, not with C.
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25 Jul 2006, 11:27
This is for sure E. Let me explain.

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 nationâ€™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 nationâ€™s highest military award, and which was long overdue in
=====> Wrong idiom - awarded with
B.with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nationâ€™s highest military award for long-overdue
=====> Wrong idiom - awarded with
C.the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nationâ€™s highest military award, long-overdue in
=====> its the recognition that is long-overdue not the award.
D.the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nationâ€™s highest military award for long-overdue
=====> "awarded X FOR recognition of something" is wrong
E.the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nationâ€™s highest military award, in long-overdue
=====> "awarded X IN recognition of something" is correct.

Try the sentence without "long-overdue" and then see where you need to place it.
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25 Jul 2006, 18:12
IMO, "the nationâ€™s highest military award" is just an additional piece of info. So we might want to use which?
Also, "long overdue in" sounds better than "in long overdue"

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25 Jul 2006, 20:19
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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 nationâ€™s highest military award, and which was long overdue in .

A.with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nationâ€™s highest military award, and which was long overdue in
B.with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nationâ€™s highest military award for long-overdue
C.the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nationâ€™s highest military award, long-overdue in
D.the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nationâ€™s highest military award recognition of their outstanding braveryfor long-overdue
E.the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nationâ€™s highest military award, in long-overdue
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Could anyone explain why it is supposed to be E? Thanks!

he was awarded the Medal in long-overdue recognition of his outstanding bravery.

do you think it is correct idiomatically to say

medal in long-overdue recognition for X

I would lean more toward C

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