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The women of the Onondaga tribe were in charge of their families

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The women of the Onondaga tribe were in charge of their families and of dividing the labor whereas the men hunt for fish and meat.

A whereas the men hunt for

B whereas the men hunted for

C while the men hunt for

D while the men hunt

E whereas the men hunt
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GMATNinja-how can B be the answer? Hunted for fish and meat?
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[quote="Tridhipal"]The women of the Onondaga tribe were in charge of their families and of dividing the labor whereas the men hunt for fish and meat.

A whereas the men hunt for The hole clause is in the past, so the verb "hunt" should be in the past - hunted

B whereas the men hunted for
CORRECT

C while the men hunt for Same as A

D while the men hunt Same as A and the correct idiom is "to hunt for"

E whereas the men hunt Same as D

I don't see any diference between in "whereas/ while" in this question, anyone can shed some light in this issue?

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GuilhermeAzevedo wrote:
Tridhipal wrote:
The women of the Onondaga tribe were in charge of their families and of dividing the labor whereas the men hunt for fish and meat.

A whereas the men hunt for The hole clause is in the past, so the verb "hunt" should be in the past - hunted

B whereas the men hunted for
CORRECT

C while the men hunt for Same as A

D while the men hunt Same as A and the correct idiom is "to hunt for"

E whereas the men hunt Same as D

I don't see any diference between in "whereas/ while" in this question, anyone can shed some light in this issue?

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Let me try...
Whereas is used to comapre actions generally as we use like to comapre noun...

So in option action of men and women of a particular tribe is comapred so its better to use whereas than while....

But if anyone can throw some light when to use while is appreciable...

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Option B
"The women of the Onondaga tribe were in charge" => Usage of past tense. So answer should have "hunted" and option B is the only option that has it.

Throwing some light on while/whereas:

Whereas means the same as while in sentences expressing contrasts.
It does not mean the same as while when while refers to time.

Example 1: The south has a hot, dry climate, whereas/while the north has a milder, wetter climate.

Example 2: The secretary took care of my appointments while I was away from the office.

So while can be used in either of the situation whereas whereas can be used only to contrast just like i did while writing this sentence.
In this question either while or whereas is correct.
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While refers to an action that had been happening in the background.

For eg: I talked to him while she was busy reading.

The above sentence means that both the guy talking and the girl reading were happening in parallel.
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GuilhermeAzevedo wrote:
Tridhipal wrote:
The women of the Onondaga tribe were in charge of their families and of dividing the labor whereas the men hunt for fish and meat.

A whereas the men hunt for The hole clause is in the past, so the verb "hunt" should be in the past - hunted

B whereas the men hunted for
CORRECT

C while the men hunt for Same as A

D while the men hunt Same as A and the correct idiom is "to hunt for"

E whereas the men hunt Same as D

I don't see any diference between in "whereas/ while" in this question, anyone can shed some light in this issue?

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Hi..

Here the question is testing on the tenses.

The sentence begins in the Past tense with the phrase The women of the Onondaga tribe were. By default, this sentence should remain in the Past tense hunted.

Note that whereas and while (used in some of the answer choices) are interchangeable as they are both opposition words.
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GMATNinja-how can B be the answer? Hunted for fish and meat?
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Hi,

according to me,
first we need to have a contrast marker so whereas and while make sense here. The real catch is the contrast marker comparison.
The women(noun) of the Onondaga tribe were(past-verb) in charge of their families and of dividing the labor: noun+verb+prepositional phrase(A and B)

whereas the men(noun) hunted(past verb) for fish and meat: noun+verb+prepositional phrase(A and B)

so B is the answer.
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