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Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was in fact awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1949 for his contribution.

(A) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was

(B) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; and along with the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was

(C) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was

(D) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, that of lobotomy initially was hailed as a revolutionary technique, such that Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was

(E) In contrast to its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, the initial status of lobotomy was hailed as a revolutionary technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was
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Each of these options features an introduction phrase concerning its modern-day status, and our pronoun check reveals that its means lobotomy’s: good. So lobotomy has a modern-day status, and it also had an initial status, and it would be legitimate, i.e. logical, to compare those two statuses (or, if we preferred, to compare a modern-day lobotomy to an early one or to some other procedure – perfectly valid to compare a procedure to a procedure). What would be illegitimate is what would be illogical: comparing lobotomy’s modern-day status to lobotomy itself – which is exactly the mistake answer choice (A) makes. Choice (D) arguably “tries” to remedy this problem by comparing status to that (where that is a pronoun representing status), but it soon runs up against another problem, as it winds up saying then that the status was hailed as a revolutionary technique – illogical in a new way, since a status could never be a revolutionary technique; it’s lobotomy that’s the technique. Choice (E) commits the same error. By employing the Despite... construction, choices (B) and (C) deftly avoid the comparison quagmire, but (B) later bombs with its improper use of a semicolon and its implication that lobotomy itself won the Nobel Prize (would make for a lame acceptance speech). (C) it is – proper semicolon usage and no comparison blunders.
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17 Sep 2012, 10:13
Answer is (E) . The sentence seeks to draw a comparison between the past and present bio-ethical status of Lobotomy.

(A) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was

(B) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; and along with the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was

(C) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was

(D) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, that of lobotomy initially was hailed as a revolutionary technique, such that Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was

(E) In contrast to its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, the initial status of lobotomy was hailed as a revolutionary technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was
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17 Sep 2012, 10:16

Proper split in thought with the semi colon and the phrasing sounds better. Proper past and present agreement.
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17 Sep 2012, 10:19

Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was in fact awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1949 for his contribution.

(A) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was - status is compared to lobotomy

(B) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; and along with the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was - status compared to lobotomy; and is followed after ;

(C) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was status compared to lobotomy

(D) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, that of lobotomy initially was hailed as a revolutionary technique, such that Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was that of lobotomy is awkward; such that is imprecise

(E) In contrast to its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, the initial status of lobotomy was hailed as a revolutionary technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was status is compared correctly to status ; Subject correctly introduced after ;
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17 Sep 2012, 10:25

The modern and initial status of lobotomy is correctly compared in this response. Also grammar and wording are also proper for this answer.
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17 Sep 2012, 10:26
OA is E.
Unlike X,Y :In this construction,X and Y should be parallel.
A---Eliminated.Because it compares "modern-day status " to "lobotomy"
B---Semicolon followed by and.2 independent clauses have to be connected with either a semicolon or a comma followed by 'and'.This results in sentence fragment.
C---Incorrect comparison.
D---"such that" is not needed.Modern-day status and initial status should be compared.This option uses an incorrect comparison

So,we are left with E.
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Forum dint allow me to post because of link in original message and because i had less than 5 posts and i got late in responding..
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The modern and initial status of lobotomy is correctly compared in this response. Also grammar and wording are also proper for this answer.

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17 Sep 2012, 10:27
IMO C.
A-wrong comparison between the status of lobotomy and the lobotomy itself.
B-I see multiple issues which contradict each other. ine is wrong usage of AND after the semicolon with singular verb WAS.
C-correct
D-seems awkward.Also, wrong idiom such...that.... The correct ones are so..that or such X as Y...
E-This says that the intial status of lobotomy was hailed as revolutionay technique but logically lobotomy is the technique not its status
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17 Sep 2012, 10:28
I would say answer is E because:

(A) no correct use of "so much"

(B) lobotomy is compared to its status (that's not accurate)

(C) Again, lobotomy is compared to its status (that's not accurate)

(D) " initially was hailed" is wrong (wrong location of adjective)

(E) In contrast to its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, the initial status of lobotomy was hailed as a revolutionary technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was THIS IS CORRECT
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17 Sep 2012, 10:30

A- compares status to lobotomy
B - has unnecessary ;and along
C - Correct. Concise and makes sense.
D - that of - not parallel to status
E - Satus cannot be hailed as revolutionary
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17 Sep 2012, 10:35
C is Correct IMO

Reason

Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was in fact awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1949 for his contribution.

(A) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was Lobotomy is falsely compared to its modern day staus

(B) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; and along with the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was and along with does not make sense because lobotomy did not win the nobel prize

(C) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was CORRECT. Lobotomy is correctly modified by "hailed as a revolutionary....."

(D) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, that of lobotomy initially was hailed as a revolutionary technique, such that Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, wasthat (status) of lobotomy is incorrectly modified by "hailed as a revolutionary technique

(E) In contrast to its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, the initial status of lobotomy was hailed as a revolutionary technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was that (status) of lobotomy is incorrectly modified by "hailed as a revolutionary technique
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17 Sep 2012, 10:51

Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was in fact awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1949 for his contribution.

(A) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was
- "unlike is wrongly used here. We need a contrast here.
(B) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; and along with the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was - The use of semicolon and then the use of "and"

(C) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was - Correct

(D) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, that of lobotomy initially was hailed as a revolutionary technique, such that Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was
- the comparison error "that of lobotomy"
(E) In contrast to its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, the initial status of lobotomy was hailed as a revolutionary technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was - Comparison error - the use of "the initial status of lobotomy"
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Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was in fact awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1949 for his contribution.

(A) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was--> wrong comparison between status and lobotomy .

(B) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; and along with the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was--> incorrect use of along with.

(C) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was --> the phrase starting with despite correctly modifies lobotomy.The sentence does not have any grammatical error. Bingo .Correct answer.

(D) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, that of lobotomy initially was hailed as a revolutionary technique, such that Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was--> verbose construction .

(E) In contrast to its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, the initial status of lobotomy was hailed as a revolutionary technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was-->There is a change in meaning of the sentence .The initial status was hailed as a revolutionary technique does not make sense,it was lobotomy which was hailed as a revolutionary technique .
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(A) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was

A is out since status is compared to lobotomy

(B) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; and along with the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was

(;) is never used with "and " . B is out. plus status is compared to lobotomy and all text is without a sense(e.g. along with Egas ).

(C) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was
status is compared to lobotomy plus the meaning of the text is shifted
so C is out

(D) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, that of lobotomy initially was hailed as a revolutionary technique, such that Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was

modern status should be compared with initial status, not with that of lobotomy initially...
technique, such that Egas is awful.As if poor Egas is a technique. so D is out

(E) In contrast to its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, the initial status of lobotomy was hailed as a revolutionary technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was
the comparison of modern status with initial one is ok.
the rest of the text is also perfect
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Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was[/u] in fact awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1949 for his contribution.
(A) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique so much that the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was (Unlike status...., technique. Incorrect comparison)
(B) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; and along with the Portuguese neurologist Egas Moniz who introduced the procedure was (Unlike status...., technique. Incorrect comparison)
(C) Despite its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, lobotomy was initially hailed as a revolutionary therapeutic technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was (Unlike status...., technique. Incorrect comparison)
(D) Unlike its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, that of lobotomy initially was hailed as a revolutionary technique, such that Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was
(E) In contrast to its modern-day status as bioethically impermissible, the initial status of lobotomy was hailed as a revolutionary technique; Egas Moniz, the Portuguese neurologist who introduced the procedure, was (status...., another status. correct comparison, given proper contrast between modern day status and initial status is also reflected)
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17 Sep 2012, 19:18
so i think the answer is C, because errors are meaning, so much that ( wrog idiom usage)
C reveals intended meaning of the original sentence and (;) is used in a correct way
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18 Sep 2012, 08:30
Ladies and Gentlemen - we have a winner! Congratulations!!!

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According to the rules, the first person to provide the correct answer with an explanation why wins.
I feel this explanation is a bit on the spartan side, but it works.
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According to the rules, the first person to provide the correct answer with an explanation why wins.
I feel this explanation is a bit on the spartan side, but it works.

Thank you, bb! I realized when I was writing it that it was extremely succinct and I stand behind my belief that I did so because I was afraid of someone answering before me.
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