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# Though generally regarded as a fairly undramatic, even bland

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Though generally regarded as a fairly undramatic, even bland chief executive, many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire if he had not projected such a genial, middle-of-the-road persona.
(A) many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire
(B) many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as when he warned about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire
(C) it might have aroused controversy and ire, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, when President Eisenhower made assertions
(D) President Eisenhower made many assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, that might have aroused controversy and ire
(E) President Eisenhower made many assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, that might have aroused controversy and ire even

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This question is an old Magoosh question that we long ago rejected. This is really not a very good SC question. It's funny that it's still here, because it's not in the Magoosh product. Here's a much better SC question:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/3586
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04 Sep 2012, 16:34
Modifiers are placed correctly. Also, it is clear and unambiguous.
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04 Sep 2012, 16:39
This was tough I picked B ......
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04 Sep 2012, 17:31
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My quick explanation

Though generally regarded as a fairly undramatic, even bland chief executive, many of President Eisenhower's assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire if he had not projected such a genial, middle-of-the-road persona.

(A) many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire
his is referring to President Eisenhower’s - possessive case is not a good antecedent
(B) many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as when he warned about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire
he is referring to President Eisenhower’s - possessive case is not a good antecedent
(C) it might have aroused controversy and ire, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, when President Eisenhower made assertions
it - no antecedent
(D) President Eisenhower made many assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, that might have aroused controversy and ire
his is correctly referring to President Eisenhower - not in possessive case
(E) President Eisenhower made many assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, that might have aroused controversy and ire even
even sounds odd when compared with D
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04 Oct 2013, 09:17
mikemcgarry wrote:
Though generally regarded as a fairly undramatic, even bland chief executive, many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire if he had not projected such a genial, middle-of-the-road persona.
(A) many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire
(B) many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as when he warned about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire
(C) it might have aroused controversy and ire, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, when President Eisenhower made assertions
(D) President Eisenhower made many assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, that might have aroused controversy and ire
(E) President Eisenhower made many assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, that might have aroused controversy and ire even

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I narrowed down to D and E, but marked E. what is wrong with 'even' in E

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04 Oct 2013, 11:25
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bsahil wrote:
mikemcgarry wrote:
Though generally regarded as a fairly undramatic, even bland chief executive, many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire if he had not projected such a genial, middle-of-the-road persona.
(A) many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire
(B) many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as when he warned about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire
(C) it might have aroused controversy and ire, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, when President Eisenhower made assertions
(D) President Eisenhower made many assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, that might have aroused controversy and ire
(E) President Eisenhower made many assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, that might have aroused controversy and ire even

See a full video explanation at:
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I narrowed down to D and E, but marked E. what is wrong with 'even' in E

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sahil

Its not E because the word 'even' changes the meaning of the sentence.

controversy and ire are aroused only if he had not projected such a genial, middle-of-the-road persona
It does not say that: Even if he had not projected such a genial, middle-of-the-road persona, it arouses controversy and ire.

Hope that makes sense
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05 Oct 2013, 02:17
Agree with sahil...also want to point out that "although" is used and then using "even" is wrong to close the sentence....i.e. two changers... "E" is out
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05 Oct 2013, 20:07
same case with me and finally picked E thinking that it would be a better choice over D .
Thanks igotthis for explanation.

bsahil wrote:
mikemcgarry wrote:
Though generally regarded as a fairly undramatic, even bland chief executive, many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire if he had not projected such a genial, middle-of-the-road persona.
(A) many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire
(B) many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as when he warned about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire
(C) it might have aroused controversy and ire, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, when President Eisenhower made assertions
(D) President Eisenhower made many assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, that might have aroused controversy and ire
(E) President Eisenhower made many assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, that might have aroused controversy and ire even

See a full video explanation at:
http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/1108

I narrowed down to D and E, but marked E. what is wrong with 'even' in E

Thanks,
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10 Mar 2015, 03:43
Though generally regarded as a fairly undramatic, even bland chief executive, many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire if he had not projected such a genial, middle-of-the-road persona.

(A) many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire
"many of President Eisenhower’s assertions" is incorrected modified by "Though generally regarded as a fairly undramatic"

(B) many of President Eisenhower’s assertions, such as when he warned about a military-industrial complex, might have aroused controversy and ire

(C) it might have aroused controversy and ire, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, when President Eisenhower made assertions
awkward

(D) President Eisenhower made many assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, that might have aroused controversy and ire

(E) President Eisenhower made many assertions, such as his warning about a military-industrial complex, that might have aroused controversy and ire even
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24 Mar 2015, 01:58
It was a close call between D & E. "Even" in E helped to nullify it .

IMO D.

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10 Mar 2019, 06:15
A – ‘his’ is referring to President Eisenhower but the previous clause’s subject is ‘President Eisenhower’s instructions’ . This is not good construction.
B – Same issue with the pronoun ‘he’
C- ‘it’ has no antecedent at all.
D – Correct. ‘his’ here correctly refers to President Eisenhower.
E – Also correct but changes the meaning of the sentence. ‘even’ implies that Eisenhower’s ‘ genial, middle-of-the-road persona’ actually contributed to his assertions raising ire.
Re: Though generally regarded as a fairly undramatic, even bland   [#permalink] 10 Mar 2019, 06:15
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