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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

Originally posted by yangsta8 on 17 Sep 2009, 04:39.
Last edited by Bunuel on 06 Jan 2019, 01:45, edited 3 times in total.
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Hey All,

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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


KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:



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.
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