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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


How the use of "some" could be termed appropriate here ? It is wordy. Twenty is countable. Plz explain.

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How to choose between A and D?. please explain.
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lets break the sentence into sequence of events
-governor initially opposes the program
-doctors,advisors,etc urge him to change his view
-governor approves the program

all these actions have happened in the past, so the correct sentence should be able to tell us the sequence in which these happened
in option D "urged" is used, which is incorrect because this is not giving us any reference which event( approval or urging) occured first.

"i was walking on the pavement when i was hit by a truck" - walking was first event and hit by a truck was second
"at the urging of doctors, governor approved the bill" - urging was first event and approval was second
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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


How the use of "some" could be termed appropriate here ? It is wordy. Twenty is countable. Plz explain.


Can anyone explain "at the urging of" is a correct usage or not?
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Karthic26 wrote:
dreamchase wrote:
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


How the use of "some" could be termed appropriate here ? It is wordy. Twenty is countable. Plz explain.


Can anyone explain "at the urging of" is a correct usage or not?


I have the same question.I chose C.Can any one tell me why C is incorrect.
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Karthic26 wrote:
dreamchase wrote:
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


How the use of "some" could be termed appropriate here ? It is wordy. Twenty is countable. Plz explain.


Can anyone explain "at the urging of" is a correct usage or not?


I have the same question.I chose C.Can any one tell me why C is incorrect.


Option C:
"On account of" should ideally be followed by a concrete noun, not a present participle (that too in passive voice : "being urged"). A gerund would still be better, though not ideal: On account of the urging of would be better but still somewhat awkward.

Option A:
"At the urging of" may sound a bit awkward, but among the given options, it is the best. Compare with the usage "at your request".
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In A, is the repitition of 'his' correct? - his doctors, his advisors.... isnt 'His' initially used before doctors modifying advisors and action groups as well???
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In A, is the repitition of 'his' correct? - his doctors, his advisors.... isnt 'His' initially used before doctors modifying advisors and action groups as well???


It depends whether you consider "his" outside or inside the parallel structure. If considered outside, using once is alright. But if considered, inside it has to be repeated. Since with X and Y construction one can decide where the parallel structure begins, both are correct.
His (X and Y)... correct
(His X) and (his Y)--- correct

In option A "his" is used inside (since used twice) - the coalition of action groups does not belong to him.
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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
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An infinitive after urge is always incorrect?
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Hi chetan2u

Can you please help tell whats wrong with Choice D.

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dreamchase wrote:
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


How the use of "some" could be termed appropriate here ? It is wordy. Twenty is countable. Plz explain.

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Please hep in the use of word some ,I saw that as a split in options .Is that to be considered and which option is better.One with the word some or otherwise.
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