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5 Oberlin college was a renegade institution both men abd

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5 Oberlin college was a renegade institution both men abd [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2003, 04:51
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Oberlin college was a renegade institution[at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept] both men abd women students.

a] at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept
b] for the decision at its 1833 founding to accept
c] when it was founded in 1833 for its decision to accept
d] in decising at its founding in 1833 to accept
e] by deciding at its founding in 1833 on the acceptance of
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SC [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2003, 06:56
Here I caught u :-D
The answer is A
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2003, 07:14
Wow, tough one...would anybody like to discuss, after all that is how we will learn to get this correct on the real exam.

I'll start.

I knew the word "for" had to be used, as they were called renegade "for" their decision, or "for" deciding. So that brings us to A,B, and C.

I didn't like B, because it uses "the" decision, rather than "its" decision. After all, it was the school that made the decision, so we need an "its" to link that ownership. Now we have A and C.

In A, I personally didn't like the use of "at its 1833 founding". Although now that I read it, that seems to be active, while choice C is passive - and active is preferred when all else is equal.

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2003, 07:19
i had voted for C too, but i quote akamai here:

"I believe the answer to this is D.

Oberlin was not a renegade as a result of its decision, but was a renegade by the very action of its decision.

"Bill was certainly impolite in deciding to skip the dinner to be held in honor of his mentor".

In addition, c implies that Oberlin was founded "for its decision"."

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WRONG ANSWER [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2003, 07:23
I'm sorry the right answer is D AND so that makes Javapro right
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ok.. :roll:
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Re: SC EXPLANATIONS THREAD 5 [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2003, 06:16
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Oberlin college was a renegade institution[at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept] both men abd women students.

a] at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept
b] for the decision at its 1833 founding to accept
c] when it was founded in 1833 for its decision to accept
d] in decising at its founding in 1833 to accept
e] by deciding at its founding in 1833 on the acceptance of


For a long time I choose C
Now I choose A :lol:
C sound very clear but wordy
I ask myself what can be changed to make A better. Nothing.
A and C convey the same meaning? yep.
SO A is better.
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