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138.Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of [#permalink]
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138.Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members by supporting the imposition of an alien tax on immigrant workers, after 1897 the United Mine Workers made a determined effort to enlist Italians and Slavs in its ranks.
(A) Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members by supporting
(B) Where once the union acquiesced to it English-speaking members’ prejudice for the support of
(C) While once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members in support of
(D) While once the union acquiesced to its English-speaking members’ prejudice in supporting
(E) While once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members in its supporting of
B) its English-speaking member's prejudice is incorrect usage. It should be
prejudices of its English-speaking members C) the union did not acquisce in support + of + ....
but it acquisced to something by supporting something else
D) has the same problem as B)
E) has a very awkward usage in its supporting of
There is also another problem here. It is a choice between while and where While - means Whereas or during the time Where - means A position in which or a place
Using while creates ambiguity because we dont know whether it is talking about a contrasting situation or about a time.
Using where does not create ambiguity because this sentence is not about a place but either about a situation or about a time. Therefore where must indicate a situation.
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