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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 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
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'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.
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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.
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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)
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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)
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Is this a correct usage of " where" as in the OA ?..Thanks.
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12 Dec 2017, 07:56
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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).
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18 Apr 2018, 01:07
Hii Experts,Please provide me POE Between A and C?
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18 Apr 2018, 06:00
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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.

"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.

(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
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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

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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.

(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.
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