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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) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of
b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his advisers, and a coalition of
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
e) as his own doctor was urging him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of
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17 Sep 2009, 08:05
pls Underline and edit yr post
yangsta8 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) as above
b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his 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 urgning him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of

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17 Sep 2009, 10:18
a) as above..looks CORRECT,"at the urging" is a correct usage form
b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his advisers, and a coalition of some..WORDY
c) on account of being urged by his own doctor, chief advisers, and a coalition of...ON ACCOUNT OF is not appropriate
d) as he was urged to do by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some...
MAKES IT SEEM AS IF HE WAS URGED TO OPPOSE INITIALLY AND LATER APPROVE
e) as his own doctor was urgning him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of
WAS URGING is incorrect tense usage
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17 Sep 2009, 15:47
Apologies. Post updated.

Sasen that is correct. Can you explain how "the usage" is correct form?
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18 Sep 2009, 02:20
"AT THE URGING OF" is a comon contemporary usage among publications and print media.Google this phrase up and you will see what i mean!!!
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24 Oct 2009, 02:56
Shoudl'nt APPROVED be parrallel to URGED in D?
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24 Oct 2009, 03:40
tejal777 wrote:
Shoudl'nt APPROVED be parrallel to URGED in D?

'approved' is not related to the list...it is a different verb altogether.

if it was....mr x approved and implemented the plan at the urging of....here 'approved' and 'implemented' should be parallel and in the same tense.
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I got asked about this by PM (but don't PM me anymore, because I'm tying up all my forum loose ends and then taking a break). So here I am. Quickly:

a) as above
CORRECT: Yes, "at the urging of" is a common idiomatic usage.

b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his advisers, and a coalition of some
PROBLEM: "A consequence" is illogical. It's not as if there were multiple consequences of the urging. The ONLY consequence was that he did it.

c) on account of being urged by his own doctor, chief advisers, and a coalition of
PROBLEM: Never pick answer choices with "being" unless you see three or more answer choices with "being" in them. It's a horrible way to construct a sentence, and GMAC pretty much always makes it wrong.

d) as he was urged to do by his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of some
PROBLEM: "As" can be unclear, because it can have the meaning we expect here ("As expected, he took the bait."), OR be related to time ("As he opened the door, he realized he was in the wrong apartment."). It's unclear which this one is.

e) as his own doctor was urgning him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of
PROBLEM: Same as D, also the parallelism is messy, because the "along with" is unnecessary.

Hope that helps!

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24 Sep 2010, 02:15
TommyWallach wrote:

c) on account of being urged by his own doctor, chief advisers, and a coalition of
PROBLEM: Never pick answer choices with "being" unless you see three or more answer choices with "being" in them. It's a horrible way to construct a sentence, and GMAC pretty much always makes it wrong.

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Thanks Tommy, thats really a good tip...
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24 Sep 2010, 17:10
I'm stuck between A and D. A sounds correct but I can't eliminate D.
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07 Sep 2011, 10:58
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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) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of
b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his 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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yangsta8 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) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of
b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his advisers, and a coalition of
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
e) as his own doctor was urging him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of

I am confused between A @ D.why D is wrong?
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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) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of --> CORRECT
b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his advisers, and a coalition of
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
e) as his own doctor was urging him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of
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yangsta8 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) at the urging of his own doctor, his chief advisers, and a coalition of
b) as a consequence of having been urged by his own doctor, his advisers, and a coalition of
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
e) as his own doctor was urging him to do, along with his chief advisers, and a coalition of

The answer as per Kaplan is (A)and the explanation is as follows:

"Here, all the choices except (A) add unnecessary words. In (B), as a consequence of having been urged doesn't add anything. In (D), as he was urged to do is not so obvious, but still longer than it needs to be. At the urging is the most compact and elegant version."

I am not yet convinced by the explanation to eliminate D. I was stuck between A and D , picked D as 'at the urging' seemed less clarifying to me.

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