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05 Jul 2006, 13:42
29. A shy, religious-minded publisher who had married a duke's daughter, Harold Macmillian's rise to the postion of PRime MInister in 1957 surprised many, though Churchill had since the 1930s been extolling Macmillan's courage.

"Harold Macmillian's surprised many by rising to the position of Prime Minster in 1957."

I dont understand why this is the correct answer for the underlined sentence. Can anyone help?
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05 Jul 2006, 13:58
it must be a typo... and individual can't be compared to a possessive... what is the source for this and what are the other choices?
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06 Jul 2006, 05:46
29. A shy, religious-minded publisher who had married a duke's daughter, Harold Macmillian's rise to the postion of PRime MInister in 1957 surprised many, though Churchill had since the 1930s been extolling Macmillan's courage.

(D) "Harold Macmillian surprised many by rising to the position of Prime Minster in 1957."

I dont understand why this is the correct answer for the underlined sentence. Can anyone help?

The other choices are:

(B) Harold Macmillan's rise in 1957 to the postion of Prime Minister surprised many

(C) Harold Macmillan's becoming Prime Minister in 1957 surprised many

(E) the position of Prime Minister attained by Harold Macmillan in 1957 surprised many
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06 Jul 2006, 07:39
andrecrompton wrote:
29. A shy, religious-minded publisher who had married a duke's daughter, Harold Macmillian's rise to the postion of PRime MInister in 1957 surprised many, though Churchill had since the 1930s been extolling Macmillan's courage.

(D) "Harold Macmillian surprised many by rising to the position of Prime Minster in 1957."

I dont understand why this is the correct answer for the underlined sentence. Can anyone help?

The other choices are:

(B) Harold Macmillan's rise in 1957 to the postion of Prime Minister surprised many

(C) Harold Macmillan's becoming Prime Minister in 1957 surprised many

(E) the position of Prime Minister attained by Harold Macmillan in 1957 surprised many

"A shy, religious-minded publisher who had married a duke's daughter" is a phrase that can only be modifies by noun. "Harold Macmillian" is only noun that properly modifies the phrase. "the position......" in E cannot does so. who is shy and who had married to duke's daughter? Harold Macmillian not the position.
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06 Jul 2006, 07:42
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11 Jan 2012, 23:26
Harold Macmillian is shy, not the rise is shy, not the position is shy, ect
Re: Senternce Correction   [#permalink] 11 Jan 2012, 23:26
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