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# Although she had signed a pledge of abstinence while being

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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.
(C) at the time of her being adolescent
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26 Jan 2009, 21:19
E.

(A) while being an adolescent - "being" wrong
(B) while in adolescence - it is better to avoid "While". Further, She signed as an adolescent has clairty
(C) at the time of her being adolescent - "being" wrong
(D) as being in adolescence - "being" wrong
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26 Jan 2009, 21:24
x2suresh wrote:
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.
(C) at the time of her being adolescent

I'll go with B

A is wrong because " while" and "being" make the sentence wordy. You don't need both to convey the meaning
C and D are wrong again because they both are wordy
E changes the meaning of the sentence. It is 'in' adolescence that she signed but not 'as' an adolescent.

B conveys the meaning in the most concise form

What is OA?

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26 Jan 2009, 21:29
unplugged wrote:
x2suresh wrote:
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.
(C) at the time of her being adolescent

I'll go with B

A is wrong because " while" and "being" make the sentence wordy. You don't need both to convey the meaning
C and D are wrong again because they both are wordy
E changes the meaning of the sentence. It is 'in' adolescence that she signed but not 'as' an adolescent.

B conveys the meaning in the most concise form

What is OA?

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I chose B too..
But OA is E.
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26 Jan 2009, 21:31
x2suresh wrote:
unplugged wrote:
x2suresh wrote:
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.
(C) at the time of her being adolescent

I'll go with B

A is wrong because " while" and "being" make the sentence wordy. You don't need both to convey the meaning
C and D are wrong again because they both are wordy
E changes the meaning of the sentence. It is 'in' adolescence that she signed but not 'as' an adolescent.

B conveys the meaning in the most concise form

What is OA?

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I chose B too..
But OA is E.

I got it now..

she had signed .. (pastense)... while she was in adolescence.. (second part must be in past tesne right?)

Then only E remains.

Any other catch?
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27 Jan 2009, 00:50
I think, the meaning of B and E is the same. But, since E is more concise, this is the OA.
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27 Jan 2009, 14:59
I'll go with B

A is wrong because " while" and "being" make the sentence wordy. You don't need both to convey the meaning
C and D are wrong again because they both are wordy
E changes the meaning of the sentence. It is 'in' adolescence that she signed but not 'as' an adolescent.

B conveys the meaning in the most concise form

What is OA?

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Unplugged[/quote]

I understand what you meant when you said that in E there is a change in meaning. When you sign something as an adolescent, it can be understood that you signed something as an adolescent would sign (carelessly, for example).

I chose E, but I hadn't seen it that way...
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27 Jan 2009, 20:10
OA has already been posted as E
I'll go with B

A is wrong because " while" and "being" make the sentence wordy. You don't need both to convey the meaning
C and D are wrong again because they both are wordy
E changes the meaning of the sentence. It is 'in' adolescence that she signed but not 'as' an adolescent.

B conveys the meaning in the most concise form

What is OA?
Cheers,
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I understand what you meant when you said that in E there is a change in meaning. When you sign something as an adolescent, it can be understood that you signed something as an adolescent would sign (carelessly, for example).

I chose E, but I hadn't seen it that way...[/quote]
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28 Jan 2009, 22:10
as an adolescent, I did xyz

as an adult, I started drinking alcohol

I just dont see how while in adolescence even comes close.
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