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06 Oct 2007, 18:01
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This one has been posted before, but I would like to post again.

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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06 Oct 2007, 18:21
bkk145 wrote:
This one has been posted before, but I would like to post again.

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

B.
'taking credit' does not sound right. For ex "They were allowed to do" is correct instead of "They were allowed doing".So that leaves us with A and B. In A , 'they' in the end is ambiguous. So B is the answer.

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06 Oct 2007, 18:31
bkk145 wrote:
This one has been posted before, but I would like to post again.

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

C/D/E "taking credit for" is wrong, need the infinitive verb usage

between A and B, in A "they" is ambigious and the verb tense is incorrect "had been responsible for"

so B for clarity

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06 Oct 2007, 18:36
Thank you beckee and crape. I have a question:

Is what in red an acceptable phase?

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

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06 Oct 2007, 20:51
between B and A.

I like B, more clearly written, generally try to avoid 'for' to end sentence if you can. B does that.

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06 Oct 2007, 21:35
OA=B

I don't think this is a difficult question. Just that last part of B threw me off...

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09 Oct 2007, 09:07
Hi guys,

You all made great points, i would just like to add that "what they had been responsible for" is not clear as to which it refers to ....the women or the "social security, work, ets"
When they specify the women in B makes it all clearer.
Thank you all for your great contribution, i learned lots from all of you.

Mike M

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12 May 2008, 18:58
Is B really a complete sentence?

Neither First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt nor Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins sought recognition by the press, and both cautiously allowed others ... to take credit for the genesis of historic programs ... for which the two women were in large measure responsible <?>

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