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Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor

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Though initially opposed to the measure, the governor approved the new needle exchange program at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some twenty social action groups.

A) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
B) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
C) on account of being urged by his own doctor, chief advisers, and a coalition of
D) as he was urged to do by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
E) as his own doctor was urging him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of

Why not D?
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The essential problem in D is the unparallel active and passive voice construction. Secondarily ‘urged to do’ leaves a void in the flow; ‘urged to do so’ would be more elegant. But still the un//ism rules out the choice.Choices B C and E are just fillers and not worth looking at.
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having been, by, being - all passive ALL B,C,D OUT. E is too wordy and has ||is problems.

A is || and perfect.
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New post 20 Feb 2011, 15:15
ulm wrote:
nikhilsrl wrote:

A) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some correct
B) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some complicated
C) on account of being urged by his own doctor, chief advisers, and a coalition of try to avoid being
D) as he was urged to do by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some may be we need "by" everywhere?
E) as his own doctor was urging him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of doesn't sound



If I use POE then I can easily find A as right answer, but What are grammatical context for A to be correct.
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Apart from the reasons mentioned above, I also think that we requires a 'so' after 'do' in the D option to make it correct. Is this right?
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