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16 Aug 2004, 17:03
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Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members by supporting the imposition of an alien tax on immigrant workers, after 1897 the United Mine Workers made a determined effort to enlist Italians and Slavs in its ranks.
(A) Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members by supporting
(B) Where once the union acquiesced to it English-speaking membersâ€™ prejudice for the support of
(C) While once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members in support of
(D) While once the union acquiesced to its English-speaking membersâ€™ prejudice in supporting
(E) While once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members in its supporting of
Needs past perfect here. (A) is my choice. Use of 'while' just doesn't make sense to me.
Ya I got it!
While refers to something taking place in the same time. In this sentence While doesnt make sense indeed! This is the first time I see the expression "Where once" .. sounds strange!
Notice the time shift in the stem: "Where once the union had acquiesced ... after 1897 ..." As you can see, there are two different time periods. C,D and E, "while once" denotes two things happening at the same time and are clearly out.
B is out because it makes it that the prejudice belongs to the members
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