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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


Please give ur explanation fr option B.

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New post 09 Jul 2009, 13:12
I think the answer is E.

As far as option B goes, I think maybe the idiom is "during adolescence" or just "in adolescence"? Everything else just sounds blatantly wrong.

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New post 10 Jul 2009, 08:33
OA is E.

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New post 10 Jul 2009, 13:49
agree with E

'as' here used for "in capacity of"
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New post 11 Jul 2009, 19:45
I understand OA is E , However adolescence and abstinence are noun and in parallel. Also being is always wrong in GMAT!!!???

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