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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 20 social action groups.

a. ...

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 his to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of
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20 Apr 2008, 03:55
C for me.

a. his own -> redundant, his pronoun refers to Doc or the governor not clear, eliminate it

b. as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some-> changes the meaning his points to the doctor

c. on account of being urged by his own doctor, chief advisers, and a coalition of-> best

d. as he was urged to do by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some->wordy and redundant

e. as his own doctor was urging his to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of -> his own redundant
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20 Apr 2008, 06:36
A should be the answer.

'at the urging of......' is grammatically correct.
'his' clearly refers to the governor not the programs because 'his' always refers to the living beings.

other choices are awkward and wordy.
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20 Apr 2008, 06:51
namurad 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 20 social action groups.

a. ...

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 so (missing)by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some , Also I am not sure if as can be used here.Can anyone throw some light on the usage of as Vs because Vs as a result of

e. as his own doctor was urging his to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of

We can shorten the sentence to the following
The governor approved the new needle-exchange program at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some 20 social action groups.

So yeah A for me as well.
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20 Apr 2008, 07:35
thanks people. yes the OA is A.
However, i would also appreciate an explanation of the difference in usage of "as a result of" and "because".
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20 Apr 2008, 08:07
Can you please let me know the source of this question?
I found it odd.
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20 Apr 2008, 14:20
namurad 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 20 social action groups.

a. ...
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 his to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of

a. correct.
b. passive.
c. being?????????
d. "he was urged to do" - passive.
e. "as" + phrase? nope.

so A.
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