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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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31 Oct 2008, 03:11
C.

A - awkward.
B - changes meaning.
D - awkward
E - wordy

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31 Oct 2008, 04:17
Hi guys,

My two cents:

C

(A) at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept it could be, but I prefer C
(B) for the decision at its 1833 founding to accept at its 1833 founding? for me, it's wordy
(C) when it was founded in 1833 for its decision to accept
(D) in deciding at its founding in 1833 to accept it could be but I prefer C
(E) by deciding at its founding in 1833 on the acceptance of on the acceptance? I think it's wordy

OA?

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31 Oct 2008, 06:52
OA is D
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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

C has a modifier issue - Oberlin College was a renegade institution WHEN it was founded changes the intended meaning of the sentence. The college was renegade because it had decided to accept both women and men - so in a way this act of accepting men and women made it renegade - something that has been expressed quite eloquently in D - it was RENEGADE IN DECIDING --- the prepositional phrase IN DECIDING acts as an adverb modifying the adjective renegade.

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31 Oct 2008, 08:18
dwivedys wrote:
amitdgr 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

C has a modifier issue - Oberlin College was a renegade institution WHEN it was founded changes the intended meaning of the sentence. The college was renegade because it had decided to accept both women and men - so in a way this act of accepting men and women made it renegade - something that has been expressed quite eloquently in D - it was RENEGADE IN DECIDING --- the prepositional phrase IN DECIDING acts as an adverb modifying the adjective renegade.

Nice explanation .. I'll add for remaining choices ..

A) "at its 1833 founding" is illogical ... It means that the institution had many foundings
B) Same as A
E) awkward.
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31 Oct 2008, 11:05
Afterthoughts: dwivedys explanation made it clear

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18 Jan 2009, 14:20
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

I chose C, but OA is D

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18 Jan 2009, 17:09
Please post question only and not OA in the beginning.....let allow ppl to have some discussion

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18 Jan 2009, 21:01
lumone 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

I chose C, but OA is D

Note how C sounds:
when it was founded in 1833 for its decision to accept

That's why it is wrong. College was not founded for any decision.

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19 Apr 2010, 16:24
Thanks...had a lot of doubts in D
I got it now...

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02 Nov 2010, 14:22
in deciding is a proper usage?
it sounds very bad for me.
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Great explanation ... dinged it by answering C
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18 Dec 2010, 05:51
I don't understand what is wrong with C .

when it was founded in 1833 for its decision to accept

Now , In the above clause , "When it was founded" describes the time when the institution was founded and "for its decision to accept" gives the reason why it is being categorized as "renegade" institution.

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Although the clause ‘when it was founded’ denotes the timing of founding, by virtue of its intrusion between the institution being called renegade and the reason for the same, C tends to shift the focus of the renegading to founding rather than to the acceptance of both men and women. This is antithetical to the gist of the passage, which effuses a causal relationship between the acceptance of both sexes and its reputation as a renegade. This is established in D, by pushing the incidental ‘founding’ to the back burner
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01 Jan 2011, 10:05
Don't know why but I think D is more concise that's why i choose D

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IMO D. C is incorrect since it implies that the College was already a Renegate organization prior to the year in question.

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amitdgr wrote:
dwivedys wrote:
amitdgr 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

C has a modifier issue - Oberlin College was a renegade institution WHEN it was founded changes the intended meaning of the sentence. The college was renegade because it had decided to accept both women and men - so in a way this act of accepting men and women made it renegade - something that has been expressed quite eloquently in D - it was RENEGADE IN DECIDING --- the prepositional phrase IN DECIDING acts as an adverb modifying the adjective renegade.

Nice explanation .. I'll add for remaining choices ..

A) "at its 1833 founding" is illogical ... It means that the institution had many foundings
B) Same as A
E) awkward.

In choice D, the modifier "at its founding in 1833" should´t be between commas?

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