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

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

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11 Mar 2006, 09:28
We need the past participle form to indicate what happened in the past before 1897. Also, the sentence should start with 'While'.

Which leaves us with C and E. The correct phrase is 'in support of' hence C.

- Vipin

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12 Mar 2006, 09:38
A it is.

While is wrong here. Only Where is applicable. And also past participle.

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12 Mar 2006, 10:19
M8 wrote:
A it is.

While is wrong here. Only Where is applicable. And also past participle.

Can someone explain why "while" is wrong here

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12 Mar 2006, 11:01
gmat_crack wrote:
M8 wrote:
A it is.

While is wrong here. Only Where is applicable. And also past participle.

Can someone explain why "while" is wrong here

While can be used when two actions occur simultaneously.

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13 Mar 2006, 12:28
OA is A

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20 Jun 2007, 08:48
M8 wrote:
gmat_crack wrote:
M8 wrote:
A it is.

While is wrong here. Only Where is applicable. And also past participle.

Can someone explain why "while" is wrong here

While can be used when two actions occur simultaneously.

Is while ever used to show contrast? While X...Y

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