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Chief Administrative Assistant

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Directions
This question presents a sentence, part of which or all of which is underlined. Beneath the sentence, you will find five ways of phrasing the underlined part. The first of these repeats the original; the other four are different. If you think the original is best, choose the first answer; otherwise, choose one of the others.

Except for the three meetings that he held last week, the chief administrative assistant had conducted only two meetings since the beginning of his career with Waldorf Enterprises in 2012, two years after his departure from Stepping Stone Industries.

A

Except for the three meetings that he held last week

B

Except for the three meetings that he himself held last week

C

Besides three meetings being held by himself

D

Excepting the three meetings that he held last week

E

With the exception of the three meetings which he himself held