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121. As a result of medical advances, many people that might at one time have died as children of such infections as diphtheria, pneumonia, or rheumatic fever now live well into old age.
(A) that might at one time have died as children
(B) who might once have died in childhood
(C) that as children might once have died
(D) who in childhood might have at one time died
(E) who, when they were children, might at one time have died
Is the use of might at one time not correct when compared to Might once???
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121. As a result of medical advances, many people that might at one time have died as children of such infections as diphtheria, pneumonia, or rheumatic fever now live well into old age.
(A) that might at one time have died as children
(B) who might once have died in childhood
(C) that as children might once have died
(D) who in childhood might have at one time died
(E) who, when they were children, might at one time have died
Is the use of might at one time not correct when compared to Might once???

"might at one time" and "might once" both are correct. But "once" is precise as compared to "at one time". So, "once" is preferred.

"who" should be used to refer to people.

"in childhood" is parallel to "into old age".
"when they are children" is not parallel to "into old age".

sequence:
part I of sentence --> once - have died - in childhood
part II of sentence --> now - live - into old age
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27 Jul 2010, 22:26
B sounds right here. Who should be used to refer to people and 'B' fits the sentence better!
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28 Jul 2010, 01:18
I will go with B, "who" to be referred to people, rejected D because its wordy and E because use of when is awkward
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28 Jul 2010, 21:31
IMO B...
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23 Dec 2010, 10:00
B for me. that sounded easy.. for people we need to use who. B is concise.
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07 Jan 2011, 09:46
B---- who relative pronoun use for people....B is concise and clear
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31 Jul 2012, 00:47
Someone please explain why answer D. is wrong? THank you very much.
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11 Jan 2013, 01:17
on gmat, "that" relative pronoun is not permited to refer to persons, "who" is permited. this is different from general grammar.

but I do not understand the difference between "once" and "at a time" in this question, pls help
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