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# Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the

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Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the setting for an unprecedented episode of American diplomacy—and entered the lexicon as a near synonym for high-level peacemaking—when Jimmy Carter, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar El-Sadat gathered there for a tense and grueling 13 days.

A. Twenty-five years ago in this month,
B. Twenty-five years ago this month,
C. In this month, twenty-five years previously,
D. In this month, twenty-five years previous,
E. It was twenty-five years ago to this month,

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09 Sep 2007, 03:40
johnycute wrote:
Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the setting for an unprecedented episode of American diplomacy—and entered the lexicon as a near synonym for high-level peacemaking—when Jimmy Carter, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar El-Sadat gathered there for a tense and grueling 13 days.

A. Twenty-five years ago in this month,

Right

B. Twenty-five years ago this month, -- without the preposition (in), it sounds as if this month was twenty five years ago.
C. In this month, twenty-five years previously,

[color=darkblue]Previously is an adverb. It can't modify twenty-five years.[/color]

D. In this month, twenty-five years previous,

Awkward construction - it sounds as if this month was twenty five years previous an illogical construct.

E. It was twenty-five years ago to this month,

The phrase TO THIS MONTH is unclear and ungrammatical.

The question tests Diction and Logical Predication.
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09 Sep 2007, 11:14
johnycute wrote:
Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the setting for an unprecedented episode of American diplomacy—and entered the lexicon as a near synonym for high-level peacemaking—when Jimmy Carter, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar El-Sadat gathered there for a tense and grueling 13 days.

A. Twenty-five years ago in this month,
B. Twenty-five years ago this month,
C. In this month, twenty-five years previously,
D. In this month, twenty-five years previous,
E. It was twenty-five years ago to this month,

i vote for B though i'm not sure... i have some problems with "in this month" because for me it refers to a month 25 years ago but it is about the recent month... OA??

edit: at least on google my choice seems to be correct
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09 Sep 2007, 11:22
johnycute wrote:
Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the setting for an unprecedented episode of American diplomacy—and entered the lexicon as a near synonym for high-level peacemaking—when Jimmy Carter, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar El-Sadat gathered there for a tense and grueling 13 days.

A. Twenty-five years ago in this month,
B. Twenty-five years ago this month,
C. In this month, twenty-five years previously,
D. In this month, twenty-five years previous,
E. It was twenty-five years ago to this month,

I'll go for A, but I am not sure. The reason is that if I change "this month" to August, for example,I get
A: Twenty-five years ago in August
B: Twenty-five years ago August

B doesn't sound right. Please post OA
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09 Sep 2007, 23:30
OA is B.
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09 Sep 2007, 23:32
also initially picked B. in this month sounds redundant to me
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10 Sep 2007, 01:01
B sounds more familier to my ears.

25 years ago - this month - indicates the same month but 25 years back.
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10 Sep 2007, 04:01
'B' is grammetically correct and concise so B wins over A.
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10 Sep 2007, 04:25
A would have been correct if the str. was:
Twenty-five years ago, in this month,...

johnycute wrote:
OA is B.
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10 Sep 2007, 06:06
Twenty-five years ago in this month, Camp David became the setting for an unprecedented episode of American diplomacy—and entered the lexicon as a near synonym for high-level peacemaking—when Jimmy Carter, Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar El-Sadat gathered there for a tense and grueling 13 days.

A. Twenty-five years ago in this month,
B. Twenty-five years ago this month,
C. In this month, twenty-five years previously,
D. In this month, twenty-five years previous,
E. It was twenty-five years ago to this month,

I will go with B too
10 Sep 2007, 06:06
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