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# Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its

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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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23 Dec 2003, 11:30
it is D.
but it is pretty difficult for me to explain. anyhow..
" the institute was a renegde in deciding over something..." " in deciding" is the correct idiom here.
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23 Dec 2003, 11:36
Answer is D. Thanks guys for your comments. As usual with idioms explanations are not easy (or not possible at all )
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23 Dec 2003, 11:45
MartinMag wrote:
Answer is D. Thanks guys for your comments. As usual with idioms explanations are not easy (or not possible at all )

I too need some good comments over this one..will someone write a few words about it or try to find some good info on the net? I didn't get much info, anyway.
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23 Dec 2003, 12:38
MartinMag wrote:
Geethu wrote:
What is wrong with C ?

I wish I knew.. that was my choice

this sentence is not clear. consider,
"...founded in 1833 for its decision to accept " yikes, founded in for its decision ??? doesn't make sense
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24 Dec 2003, 13:09
dj wrote:
MartinMag wrote:
Geethu wrote:
What is wrong with C ?

I wish I knew.. that was my choice

this sentence is not clear. consider,
"...founded in 1833 for its decision to accept " yikes, founded in for its decision ??? doesn't make sense

I don't like it any better than you, but this is a question from a paper based GMAT... so we could find something like this on test day..
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02 Jul 2011, 20:00
+1 D

We need "in 1883". A and B out.
C: Misplaced modifier.
E: wrong idiom. The correct idiom is "decide to"
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02 Jul 2011, 21:04
+1 for D. Though it looks awkward, it is the only one that cannot be eliminated

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