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Although she had signed a pledge of abstinence while being an adolescent, Frances Willard was 35 years old before she chose to become a temperance activist.
(A) while being an adolescent
(B) while in adolescence
(C) at the time of her being adolescent
(D) as being in adolescence
(E) as an adolescent

I shortlisted Choice B & E. Correct Answer is E

I signed the agreement as a Management Representative of the company I was aware of what i was doing.
I slapped him while got drunk Probably i was not aware of what i was doing

I think the question is not expecting the meaning expressed by choice E.
Pls help correct my concept.
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Choice (B) while in adolescence - is wrong due to ambiguity in tense. The construct "while in adolescence" is can mean "while she was in her adolescence" or "while she is in her adolescence" and does the tense error.

If the choice had wordings as "while she was in her adolescence", it would have been grammatically correct.

Choice (E) as an adolescent - is concise and appropriate in this context.
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Re: Although she had signed a pledge of abstinence while being [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2013, 16:51
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Choice (B) while in adolescence - is wrong due to ambiguity in tense. The construct "while in adolescence" is can mean "while she was in her adolescence" or "while she is in her adolescence" and does the tense error.

If the choice had wordings as "while she was in her adolescence", it would have been grammatically correct.

Choice (E) as an adolescent - is concise and appropriate in this context.


Hi Parapon,
i have a doubt here...

Actually as should be followed by clause right?
But doesn't this sentence violate that rule?
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When "As" is used as comparison marker in comparing clauses, then yes it needs to be followed by a clause.
However "as" here means "in the role of" or "in the stage of being" and doesn't require the clause.

e.g.
Correct: As a child, I delivered newspapers (= in the stage of being)
Correct: As a president of the company, she works hard. (= in the role of)
Correct: My first job was an apprenticeship AS a sketch artist.

There are common errors around such use:
Wrong: While being a child, I delivered newspapers.
Wrong: As being a child, I delivered newspapers.
Wrong: While in childhood, I delivered newspapers
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