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# Frances Willard

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22 Jul 2006, 19:57
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

C - at the time of her being adolescent

D - as being in adolescence

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22 Jul 2006, 20:02
Clear E, here is why

in most of the time "being" is redundant... this case is one of those

"while" in A and B... means that she was continuously signing it during her adolescent time... I think she might of had better things to do than just signing the stupid thing
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22 Jul 2006, 20:15
Simply E ..
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22 Jul 2006, 20:27
Straight E.

as an actor, as an engineer, as a <noun>..... this is correct always....
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22 Jul 2006, 22:12
Straight E.
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22 Jul 2006, 22:29
Instant (E). being~ goes against the laws of GMATSCs.

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23 Jul 2006, 08:56
seems to meE ..tx for the exp dahya u really rock on SC
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23 Jul 2006, 09:01
there is someone that can provide a case where being is not redundant in SC and instead is a correct answear choice inSC......
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23 Jul 2006, 09:24
parmender, u2lover don't you guys think that "as an adolescent" means acting as an adolescent?

i'm having hard time with these short SC questions.
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23 Jul 2006, 10:19
shoonya wrote:
parmender, u2lover don't you guys think that "as an adolescent" means acting as an adolescent?

i'm having hard time with these short SC questions.

not at all... I read it as "she was an adolescent, when she signed the paper"

if it explicitly said "acting as an adolescent" it would have a whole new meaning.
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23 Jul 2006, 13:53
E, pretty straight this one...
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23 Jul 2006, 19:41
thanks guys, OA is E.
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23 Jul 2006, 19:47
Easy E.
eliminate 'being' choices and only E stands.
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24 Jul 2006, 01:19
Clear winner E.
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