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As a result of medical advances, many people that might at one time have died as children of such infections as diphtheria, pneumonia, or rheumatic fever now live well into old age.

(A) that might at one time have died as children

(B) who might once have died in childhood

(C) that as children might once have died

(D) who in childhood might have at one time died

(E) who, when they were children, might at one time have died
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28 Jul 2008, 11:56
B is my guess, but this one is tough.

I think you need "who" and D and E are too wordy for my liking.
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28 Jul 2008, 12:07
saravalli wrote:
As a result of medical advances, many people that might at one time have died as children of such infections as diphtheria, pneumonia, or rheumatic fever now live well into old age.

(A) that might at one time have died as children

(B) who might once have died in childhood

(C) that as children might once have died

(D) who in childhood might have at one time died

(E) who, when they were children, might at one time have died

"who" is better pronoun than that to refer people
A, C out.

between B,D,E
once have died looks good ..
one time died, two time died... thre time died... ??? akward..
chilhood ... old age.. (proper comparision ..)
B looks better.
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28 Jul 2008, 13:37

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Idiom: childhood is preferred over “as children”

Eliminate: A, C and E

Between B and D:

At one time – wordy where as once concise

“That” modifies things where as “who” modifies people.

So eliminate A and C

Between B, D and E

E – “When they were children” wordy – “childhood” is preferred
D - “one time” wordy – “once” preferred
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28 Jul 2008, 13:41
We need parallel to now live well into old age.. which is satisfied by who might once have died in childhood
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30 Jul 2008, 18:57
B for me too. Rest of the choices look whacky.
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31 Jul 2008, 00:07
(A) that might at one time have died as children
= out because “who” is better than “that”. At one time is wordy.

(B) who might once have died in childhood

(C) that as children might once have died
= out because “that as children” is wrong.

(D) who in childhood might have at one time died
= out because “in childhood” should better be place next to “died”

(E) who, when they were children, might at one time have died
= I guess E is out, because the structure is strange.

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