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121. 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
Is the use of might at one time not correct when compared to Might once???
Please explain ur answer.
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Re: SC 121 1000-SC [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2009, 06:05
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121. 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
Is the use of might at one time not correct when compared to Might once???
Please explain ur answer.


Answer B

"might at one time" and "might once" both are correct. But "once" is precise as compared to "at one time". So, "once" is preferred.

"who" should be used to refer to people.

"in childhood" is parallel to "into old age".
"when they are children" is not parallel to "into old age".

sequence:
part I of sentence --> once - have died - in childhood
part II of sentence --> now - live - into old age
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Re: SC 121 1000-SC [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2010, 21:26
B sounds right here. Who should be used to refer to people and 'B' fits the sentence better!
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Re: SC 121 1000-SC [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2010, 00:18
I will go with B, "who" to be referred to people, rejected D because its wordy and E because use of when is awkward
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Re: SC 121 1000-SC [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2010, 20:31
IMO B...
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Re: SC 121 1000-SC [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2010, 09:00
B for me. that sounded easy.. for people we need to use who. B is concise.
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Re: SC 121 1000-SC [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2011, 08:46
B---- who relative pronoun use for people....B is concise and clear
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Re: As a result of medical advances, many people that might at [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2012, 23:47
Someone please explain why answer D. is wrong? THank you very much.
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Re: As a result of medical advances, many people that might at [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2013, 00:17
on gmat, "that" relative pronoun is not permited to refer to persons, "who" is permited. this is different from general grammar.

but I do not understand the difference between "once" and "at a time" in this question, pls help
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