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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.
(C) at the time of her being adolescent
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18 Aug 2009, 15:11
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.
(C) at the time of her being adolescent

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

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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.
(C) at the time of her being 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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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.
(C) at the time of her being 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, 16:00
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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, 16:32

(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..
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18 Aug 2009, 18:53
I will go with E as well , however i am not sure what is wrong with B
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18 Aug 2009, 18:57
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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07 May 2010, 00:05
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.
(C) at the time of her being adolescent

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06 Jul 2010, 23:36
I chose B. what is wrong with B???
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17 Jul 2010, 05:57
OA is E, by the way.
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24 Sep 2010, 13:35
still didn't get why B is incorrect? any explanations?
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24 Sep 2010, 14:51
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, 15:26
Agree with the OA E sounds the best while is not required due to Although.
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24 Sep 2010, 19:39
E

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.
(C) at the time of her being 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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12 Aug 2013, 00:29
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.
(C) at the time of her being adolescent

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