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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.

(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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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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10 Jul 2009, 08:33
OA is E.

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10 Jul 2009, 13:49
agree with E

'as' here used for "in capacity of"
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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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Re: while an adoloescent   [#permalink] 11 Jul 2009, 19:45
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