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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.
(A) while being an adolescent
(B) while in adolescence
(C) at the time of her being adolescent
(D) as being in adolescence
(E) as an adolescent
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26 Jan 2009, 22:19
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
(E) as an adolescent Correct
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26 Jan 2009, 22:24
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.
(A) while being an adolescent
(B) while in adolescence
(C) at the time of her being adolescent
(D) as being in adolescence
(E) as an 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, 22:29
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.
(A) while being an adolescent
(B) while in adolescence
(C) at the time of her being adolescent
(D) as being in adolescence
(E) as an 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, 22:31
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.
(A) while being an adolescent
(B) while in adolescence
(C) at the time of her being adolescent
(D) as being in adolescence
(E) as an 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, 01:50
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, 15:59
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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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, 21:10
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?
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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, 23:10
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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