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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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Re: Sentence Correction : Having doubt in OA , Please discuss [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2009, 05:27
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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

OA: B


Eliminate all answers starting with "that" (should be "people who") and choose the most concious and not wordy answer - it is B.
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Re: Sentence Correction : Having doubt in OA , Please discuss [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2009, 05:57
Why not D ?

If we choose B, it says 'who might once have died in childhood of such infections as diphtheria, pneumonia ....

Shouldn't the underlined part end with 'died' so that it is 'died of such infections' .
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Re: Sentence Correction : Having doubt in OA , Please discuss [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2009, 06:57
B is better constructed sentence than D. There is no confusion for OA here
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