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# Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its

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Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members by supporting the imposition of an alien tax on immigrant workers, after 1897 the United Mine Workers made a determined effort to enlist Italians and Slavs in its ranks.
(A) Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members by supporting
(B) Where once the union acquiesced to it English-speaking membersâ€™ prejudice for the support of
(C) While once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members in support of
(D) While once the union acquiesced to its English-speaking membersâ€™ prejudice in supporting
(E) While once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members in its supporting of

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29 Sep 2004, 21:01
C.

"While once" sounds good - both giving a time sense. AB out.
has is needed since the other verb is pst (made). D out.
'Support of' sounds better.

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29 Sep 2004, 21:11
One more vote for 'C'

'Where' cannot be used to indicate something as against other. had it been 'Where as' choice 'A' would have been correct.
This rules out A and B.

Out of C,D,and E, D is again ruled out because of missing 'had'

In choice 'E' the usage ".....in its supporting of.." is incorrect.

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30 Sep 2004, 11:59
This one is testing time. Since the later part has time I think "while" is perfect here.

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30 Sep 2004, 20:34
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C, D and E use "while" which denotes an event happening at the same time as another. This is not the case since "after 1897" implies that there are two distinct events happening at different times
B) does change the meaning of the sentence by saying that the "imposition of an alien tax" was the reason why the union acknowledged the prejudice of its english-speaking members. This does not make sense to me. Moreover, this may be a typo, "it" should have been "its" members

"where once" means something that used to be done in a certain way in the past is now done differently as conveyed by the second half of the sentence
"while" denotes either a contrast or simultaneity in two events
"once", combined with "while", means a transition from a past state to a new one
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01 Oct 2004, 09:28
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Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members by supporting the imposition of an alien tax on immigrant workers, after 1897 the United Mine Workers made a determined effort to enlist Italians and Slavs in its ranks.
(A) Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members by supporting
(B) Where once the union acquiesced to it English-speaking membersâ€™ prejudice for the support of
(C) While once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members in support of
(D) While once the union acquiesced to its English-speaking membersâ€™ prejudice in supporting
(E) While once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members in its supporting of

C. I always have come across where to be used only for location based references. So, I will go with C....if I am wrong then I will have to buy Paul's argument.
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In addition to what I previously explained:
From Webster online dictionary: "where" can mean a "case, situation, or respect in which"
Ex: outstanding where endurance is called for--> he is outstanding with respect to endurance
Ex: has reached the size where traffic is a problem
In the above two examples, there is no location involved. Yet, the two uses of "where" refer to what follows it.
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01 Oct 2004, 14:19
I am guessing it is A since there is a time comparison. What is the OA?

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01 Oct 2004, 21:12
Paul wrote:
In addition to what I previously explained:
From Webster online dictionary: "where" can mean a "case, situation, or respect in which"
Ex: outstanding where endurance is called for--> he is outstanding with respect to endurance
Ex: has reached the size where traffic is a problem
In the above two examples, there is no location involved. Yet, the two uses of "where" refer to what follows it.
I guess implicit locations may have been referred here.

Ex: outstanding where endurance is called for--> he is outstanding with respect to endurance
==> considering multiple virtual zones where in some places strength is called for, some places endurance is called for, in some places management is called for - this guy is good in the place where endurance is called for.

Ex: has reached the size where traffic is a problem
==> in a graph of population growth, the indicator has reached the size (place) where traffic is a majr problem.

Not sure, but I could see some reference here:
While once it was a religious system that oppressed, and religious systems may still do so, now huge and complicated systems of economics, communications and ideologies collude to stifle the individual and communal integrity of human beings and the natural world. (http://www.learnatest.com/download/1576854000.pdf)

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03 Oct 2004, 00:47
and i thought it was an E . what's the OA
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03 Oct 2004, 08:55
OA is B

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03 Oct 2004, 12:17
It seems that the pb between A & B was tense.

I am quite puzzled as past prefect sounds better than simple past here ... Any opinion ?

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03 Oct 2004, 13:10
jxx wrote:
OA is B

It could be B only if the typo "its English speaking members" is corrected
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