GMAT Changed on April 16th - Read about the latest changes here

It is currently 23 Apr 2018, 14:22

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 25 Aug 2011
Posts: 184
Location: India
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V40
WE: Operations (Insurance)
Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Mar 2012, 21:24
3
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  95% (hard)

Question Stats:

30% (01:02) correct 70% (01:11) wrong based on 220 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

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 members’ 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 members’ prejudice in supporting
(E) While once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members in its supporting of

IMO - where can be used only to modify a noun place and not a situation.Why is A right? C should be right.Any thoughts
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 01 Mar 2012
Posts: 1
Re: alien tax on immigrant workers [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Mar 2012, 00:10
1
This post received
KUDOS
'Where' in this case refers to a 'place in time' i.e. 'Whereas in the past the union had...'-would be the longer construction of this sentence. That's the reason where can be used in this sentence and is correct.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Jun 2012
Posts: 138
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Oct 2013, 09:52
Hi Experts,
Can someone explain this sentence please? Usage of "Where" in this case doesnt seem to be consistent with explanation in most of the books.
_________________

Please give Kudos if you like the post

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 Aug 2013
Posts: 72
Re: Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Oct 2013, 22:46
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
summer101 wrote:
Hi Experts,
Can someone explain this sentence please? Usage of "Where" in this case doesnt seem to be consistent with explanation in most of the books.


Since Where is followed by Once, it can indicate a particular point in time.

While means when something was happening at the same time.

Title of a poem by H.P. Lovecraft --> "In a Sequester’d Providence Churchyard Where Once Poe Walk’d"

(meaning at one point in the past)
_________________

Kudos would be appreciated -:) !

http://www.EnglishForEveryone.in

http://www.facebook.com/KnowYourEnglish

GMAT Prep : Critical Reasoning Decoded

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 Aug 2013
Posts: 72
Re: Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Oct 2013, 22:50
summer101 wrote:
Hi Experts,
Can someone explain this sentence please? Usage of "Where" in this case doesnt seem to be consistent with explanation in most of the books.


Since Where is followed by Once, it can indicate a particular point in time.

While means when something was happening at the same time.

Title of a poem by H.P. Lovecraft --> "In a Sequester’d Providence Churchyard Where Once Poe Walk’d"

(meaning at one point in the past)
_________________

Kudos would be appreciated -:) !

http://www.EnglishForEveryone.in

http://www.facebook.com/KnowYourEnglish

GMAT Prep : Critical Reasoning Decoded

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 26 Sep 2016
Posts: 67
Re: Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Dec 2017, 08:50
Is this a correct usage of " where" as in the OA ?..Thanks.
Expert Post
Verbal Expert
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3225
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Dec 2017, 07:56
deucebigalow wrote:
Is this a correct usage of " where" as in the OA ?..Thanks.


No, it is not - "where" MUST refer to a place.

The correct usage is "while" - note that here "while" would depict contrast (not time reference).
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 11 Mar 2017
Posts: 47
Location: India
Schools: SMU '19, LBS
GMAT 1: 670 Q48 V33
GPA: 3.3
Re: Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Apr 2018, 01:07
Hii Experts,Please provide me POE Between A and C?
Director
Director
User avatar
P
Status: It's near - I can see.
Joined: 13 Apr 2013
Posts: 736
Location: India
Concentration: International Business, Operations
GMAT 1: 480 Q38 V22
GPA: 3.01
WE: Engineering (Consulting)
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Apr 2018, 06:00
devinawilliam83 wrote:
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.


"Where" should only refer to a place IMO. So A and B are out.

E is awkward. From C and D, C looks good, but IMO we don't require "had" as we have a specified time "1897"

D is passive.

I would like to have some expert view. VeritasPrepKarishma , Please help.

(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 members’ 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 members’ prejudice in supporting

(E) While once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members in its supporting of
_________________

"Success is not as glamorous as people tell you. It's a lot of hours spent in the darkness."

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 09 Jun 2016
Posts: 14
Re: Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Apr 2018, 09:38
Hi Sayantanc2k I agree that while should be used but I don't understand why D cannot be the answer. I read in several questions that when Before/ after kind of words are used we should not use Had rather we should utilize simple past tense.. kindly confirm your approach for this question

Sent from my SM-G935F using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
User avatar
P
Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Posts: 8030
Location: Pune, India
Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Apr 2018, 20:46
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
QZ wrote:
devinawilliam83 wrote:
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.


"Where" should only refer to a place IMO. So A and B are out.

E is awkward. From C and D, C looks good, but IMO we don't require "had" as we have a specified time "1897"

D is passive.

I would like to have some expert view. VeritasPrepKarishma , Please help.

(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 members’ 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 members’ prejudice in supporting

(E) While once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members in its supporting of


Though often used to indicate a place, it is not necessary that "where" must refer to a place only. e.g. Where do you stand on this question? (talks about position or circumstance)
A better way to contrast would be "whereas" but we don't have that option.

Where once the union had acquiesced... by supporting the imposition of ...
While once the union had acquiesced ... in support of the imposition of ...

One can acquiesce by supporting the plan.. - correct
or one can acquiesce in the plan... - correct

"acquiesce in support of the plan" is not logical. Hence (C) is not correct.

Of the given options, answer would be (A)

P.S. - When you talk about two distinct past periods/points in time, you use past perfect. If the exact sequence before/after/dates etc are mentioned, you MAY skip the use of past perfect but its use is not incorrect.
_________________

Karishma
Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor
My Blog

Get started with Veritas Prep GMAT On Demand for $199

Veritas Prep Reviews

Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its   [#permalink] 18 Apr 2018, 20:46
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Where once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.