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by showbu » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:04 pm
More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded―some of them posthumously―with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.

A. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in
B. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
C. the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, long-overdue in
D. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in long-overdue

OA: Spoiler Code E
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Re: Award

by piyush_nitt » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:21 pm
showbu wrote:More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded―some of them posthumously―with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.

A. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in
B. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
C. the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, long-overdue in
D. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in long-overdue
OA E


A. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in
B. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue - Changes the meaning
C. the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, long-overdue in
D. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
same as B
E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in long-overdue

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Re: Award

by vscid » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:31 pm
showbu wrote:More than fifty years after the Second World War, a number of African American soldiers were awarded―some of them posthumously―with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in recognition of their outstanding bravery.

A. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, and which was long overdue in
B. with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
C. the Congressional Medal of Honor, which was the nation’s highest military award, long-overdue in
D. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for long-overdue
E. the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award, in long-overdue
'awarded with the Congressional Medal of Honor' seems unidiomatic. So A and B are out.
In C, 'which was the nation's highest military award' doesn't seem to modify just Congressional Medal of Honor. Out.
In D, use of 'for long overdue'.Out.

In E, 'in long overdue recognition of' is idiomatic.
E it is.
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by raunekk » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:30 am
one more for E

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by logitech » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:51 am
Is AWARDED WITH incorrect ? Because it is used in this form in many sentences.
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by mjjking » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:45 am
IMO E.

Logitech,

I think you can use award with or without with. I was undecided as well, but "in long recognition of" makes sense. :)
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by piyush_nitt » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:26 am
logitech wrote:Is AWARDED WITH incorrect ? Because it is used in this form in many sentences.
googled it and found this article with title "Book Prizes Awarded With Nod to History "

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/20/books/20awards.html

But in this Q, idiom usage is corect but A and B doesnot make any sense.

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by mjjking » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:32 am
IMO E.

Logitech,

I think you can use award with or without with. I was undecided as well, but "in long recognition of" makes sense. :)
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by sjd00d » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:44 pm
What's wrong with C, someone said it is not clear if "which was the nation’s highest military award modifies the Medal, seems clear to me. Where am i wrong. They are talking about the award so which couldn't possibly modifying anything else.

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by maihuna » Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:24 pm
sjd00d wrote:What's wrong with C, someone said it is not clear if "which was the nation�s highest military award modifies the Medal, seems clear to me. Where am i wrong. They are talking about the award so which couldn't possibly modifying anything else.
I am also for C. Any expert to chip in and resolve please.
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by crackthetest » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:28 pm
One of the reasons why C is wrong is because it states "which was ... " does it mean the Award is no longer the nation's highest military award?

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by maihuna » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:38 am
crackthetest wrote:One of the reasons why C is wrong is because it states "which was ... " does it mean the Award is no longer the nation's highest military award?
Yep make sense.
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