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# Neither First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt nor Secretary of Labor

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Neither First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt nor Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins sought recognition by the press, and both cautiously allowed others of the Roosevelt brain trust to take credit for the genesis of historic programs in public employment, relief, and social security that were in large measure what they had been responsible for.

A. to take credit for the genesis of historic programs in public employment, relief, and social security that were in large measure what they had been responsible for
B. to take credit for the genesis of historic programs in public employment, relief, and social security for which the two women were in large measure responsible
C. taking credit for the genesis of historic programs in public employment, relief, and social security for which the two women were in large measure responsible
D. taking credit for the genesis of historic programs in public employment, relief, and social security that were in large measure what they were responsible for
E. taking credit for the genesis of historic programs in public employment, relief, and social security which were largely their responsibility

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13 Jul 2006, 20:20
B?

We need..." allowed..to take credit"

this eliminates CDE

"they" in A has a pronoun error ,we dont whether it refers to these 2 people or "others"

B remains-- clealr mentions that the two women were responsible.

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13 Jul 2006, 20:49
freetheking wrote:
Neither First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt nor Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins sought recognition by the press, and both cautiously allowed others of the Roosevelt brain trust to take credit for the genesis of historic programs in public employment, relief, and social security that were in large measure what they had been responsible for.

A. to take credit for the genesis of historic programs in public employment, relief, and social security that were in large measure what they had been responsible for

B. to take credit for the genesis of historic programs in public employment, relief, and social security for which the two women were in large measure responsible

B is better over A. among others, "the two women" is more clearer than "they".

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13 Jul 2006, 21:00
freetheking wrote:
Neither First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt nor Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins sought recognition by the press, and both cautiously allowed others of the Roosevelt brain trust to take credit for the genesis of historic programs in public employment, relief, and social security that were in large measure what they had been responsible for.

A. to take credit for the genesis of historic programs in public employment, relief, and social security that were in large measure what they had been responsible for
B. to take credit for the genesis of historic programs in public employment, relief, and social security for which the two women were in large measure responsible
C. taking credit for the genesis of historic programs in public employment, relief, and social security for which the two women were in large measure responsible
D. taking credit for the genesis of historic programs in public employment, relief, and social security that were in large measure what they were responsible for
E. taking credit for the genesis of historic programs in public employment, relief, and social security which were largely their responsibility

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It's B.

Neither First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt nor Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins sought recognition by the press, and both cautiously allowed others of the Roosevelt brain trust to take credit for the genesis of historic programs in public employment, relief, and social security for which the two women were in large measure responsible.

- "allowed....to take...." is correct
- "two women" is removing any ambiguity

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13 Jul 2006, 21:06
Allowed + infinitive, so A and B are left

in A who are "they"? the ladies, the historic programs or the employment, social security and etc... which doesn't make any sense.

so B for me

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13 Jul 2006, 21:26
B

"allowed....to take credit" eliminates C, D and E.

A has a problem of "they".
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13 Jul 2006, 22:25
Will go with B.

allowed to take credit is correct. Hence C/D/E are out.

A - ambiguous "they"

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14 Jul 2006, 15:54
OA is B

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14 Jul 2006, 18:31
(B)

the 'taking' in C,D,E eliminates them quickly where A is unclear about who is being referred to (misplaced modifier?)

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