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# The U.S. hockey team won the Olympic gold medal

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Re: The U.S. hockey team won the Olympic gold medal  [#permalink]

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24 Feb 2018, 23:56
RonPurewal wrote:
Hello all,

I've written up an exhaustive key for this problem. I'm uploading it in graphical form — please check it out.

If there are further questions from anyone who's gone through this key, please ask away!

--R

Excellent Explanation by Ron.

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15 Jan 2019, 04:03
RonPurewal wrote:
New problem for everyone!

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The U.S. hockey team won the Olympic gold medal in 1980, against which the odds had been a thousand to one, providing inspiration to Americans in a time of economic difficulty and geopolitical tension.

(A) team won the Olympic gold medal in 1980, against which the odds had been a thousand to one, providing inspiration to Americans in

(B) team’s 1980 Olympic gold-medal victory, against odds of a thousand to one, served to inspire Americans in

(C) team’s win of the 1980 Olympic gold medal was against odds of a thousand to one, which served to inspire Americans during

(D) team’s victory of the 1980 Olympic gold medal, against thousand-to-one odds, serving to provide inspiration to Americans during

(E) team won the 1980 Olympic gold-medal victory against thousand-to-one odds, providing inspiration to Americans in

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OA is deferred for 24 hours.

In C, ‘which served’ modifies the wrong part of the sentence. It implies that the victory being against thousand to one odds was what served to inspire.
‘victory of the gold medal’, in D is an improperly constructed phrase.
Similarly, E’s ‘won the gold medal victory’ is also improper.
In A, ‘against which’ is used incorrectly. A also has the same modifier error as C.

Thus, B is the correct answer.
Re: The U.S. hockey team won the Olympic gold medal   [#permalink] 15 Jan 2019, 04:03

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