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94. 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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18 Aug 2009, 14:11
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94. 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

it is between B and E.. eventhough E doesn't have any grammer mistakes,B sounds better than E does.

B
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18 Aug 2009, 14:28
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94. 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

it is between B and E.. eventhough E doesn't have any grammer mistakes,B sounds better than E does.

B

I´m afraid that´s not correct
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noboru wrote:
94. 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

it is between B and E.. eventhough E doesn't have any grammer mistakes,B sounds better than E does.

B

I´m afraid that´s not correct

oops ... 'being' can be used with persons .. so A is good ..
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18 Aug 2009, 15:00
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I´m afraid that´s not correct

oops ... 'being' can be used with persons .. so A is good ..[/quote]

try again dude
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18 Aug 2009, 15:32
E, as an adolescent...correct usage

(A) while being an adolescent -being an adolescent....wordy
(B) while in adolescence - while is really not needed here...
(C) at the time of her being adolescent -wordy
(D) as being in adolescence -wordy as well..
(E) as an adolescent
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18 Aug 2009, 17:53
I will go with E as well , however i am not sure what is wrong with B
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18 Aug 2009, 17:57
This is purely based on idioms...

The only version that is correct is "as an adolescent"...so E is the correct answer.
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This is purely based on idioms...

The only version that is correct is "as an adolescent"...so E is the correct answer.

But "as" should not introduce a clause?
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sdrandom1 wrote:
This is purely based on idioms...

The only version that is correct is "as an adolescent"...so E is the correct answer.

But "as" should not introduce a clause?

here 'as' is used for "in the capacity of"
here, no comparison is made with the usage of 'as'.
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06 May 2010, 23:05
Hi all,

If a sentence starts with Although then WHILE is not required in the same sentence part. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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94. 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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06 Jul 2010, 22:36
I chose B. what is wrong with B???
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17 Jul 2010, 04:57
OA is E, by the way.
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24 Sep 2010, 12:35
still didn't get why B is incorrect? any explanations?
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24 Sep 2010, 13:51
My choice was E.
Sounds more appropriate than B, but I dont have a clear explanation for the reason. Experts any advice?
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24 Sep 2010, 14:26
Agree with the OA E sounds the best while is not required due to Although.
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24 Sep 2010, 18:39
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MGMAT SC guide has a very similar question with in childhood vs. as a child
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94. 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 am going with the option E here. "as" here used as preposition here. for example " as a child, i thought i could fly". so E wins
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11 Aug 2013, 23:29
ykaiim wrote:
Hi all,

If a sentence starts with Although then WHILE is not required in the same sentence part. Please correct me if I am wrong.

noboru wrote:
94. 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

Can someone throw some light on the although and while relation mentioned in the above post?
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