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# As being in childhood, Albert Einstein was reportedly told

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As being in childhood, Albert Einstein was reportedly told that his intelligence was minimal and that he ought not to entertain ambitions of attending university.

A. As being in childhood
B. While in childhood
C. As a child
D. At the time of his being a child
E. While being a child

Please point out between B and C with reasoning...
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24 Jul 2009, 06:47
trainspotting wrote:
As being in childhood, Albert Einstein was reportedly told that his intelligence was minimal and that he ought not to entertain ambitions of attending university.

A. As being in childhood
B. While in childhood
C. As a child
D. At the time of his being a child
E. While being a child

Please point out between B and C with reasoning...

between B and C, C is correct. in B, 'while' is in appropriate since there are no two parallel actions are happening.
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11 Aug 2017, 09:05
Please help me with this question. Why we didn't go with option B. Do we have any specific rule for while and as? I tried finding out the same but didn't the apt one.
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