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# at its 1833 founding

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Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept both men and women as students.
(A) at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept
(B) for the decision at its 1833 founding to accept
(C) when it was founded in 1833 for its decision to accept
(D) in deciding at its founding in 1833 to accept
(E) by deciding at its founding in 1833 on the acceptance of

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09 Dec 2008, 09:30
A

whats the OA
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09 Dec 2008, 10:01
lgon wrote:
Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept both men and women as students.

(A) at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept
(B) for the decision at its 1833 founding to accept
(C) when it was founded in 1833 for its decision to accept
(D) in deciding at its founding in 1833 to accept
(E) by deciding at its founding in 1833 on the acceptance of

This is always difficult one.

The logic is "Oberlin College was a renegade institution for doing some unusal work i.e. its decision to accept both men and women as students.

Oberlin College became a renegade institution at the moment when it decided to accept both men and women as students not after it decieded to do so.

To that sense, A/B/C/E all change the meaning. D is only logical.
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09 Dec 2008, 18:37
D for correct placement of words which clearly conveys the message that college was a rebel for its decision of including both boys and girls in its founding in 1833
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15 Dec 2008, 08:17
Thanks OA is D.
Nice explanation. Kudos +1 to you.
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lgon wrote:
Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept both men and women as students.

(A) at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept
(B) for the decision at its 1833 founding to accept
(C) when it was founded in 1833 for its decision to accept
(D) in deciding at its founding in 1833 to accept
(E) by deciding at its founding in 1833 on the acceptance of

This is always difficult one.

The logic is "Oberlin College was a renegade institution for doing some unusal work i.e. its decision to accept both men and women as students.

Oberlin College became a renegade institution at the moment when it decided to accept both men and women as students not after it decieded to do so.

To that sense, A/B/C/E all change the meaning. D is only logical.

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