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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 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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06 Jul 2007, 11:09
A is the correct answer. Where is correct and while is not.

Down to A and B.

A is correct due to use of had. The action occurred in the past an continued in the past.

One easier way to do these long sentences is to flip the sentence. Start with After 1897...!
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06 Jul 2007, 19:57
"Where" is used to refer a place, "When" used for time (like 1994) and by that logic "While" is the better sub-ordinating conjunction here.

Also "in Support of" rings bell in my ear..

So C

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Re: SC1000 - 925 - Union Prejudices [#permalink]

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06 Jul 2007, 23:36
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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 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

Had a tought time with this one b/c While and Where sounds extremely akward to me. I've never seen or heard the two words used in this manner. Basically I just did away with them and looked for other clues. Narrowed the choices down to A, C, and E b/c "had acquiesced" makes more sense as it was an action before the action listed at the end of the sentence.

Then narrowed down to A and C. (E-"in its supporting of" is wordy and redundant."

A by supporting vs C in support of.

C is the better choice.

Now about where and while... if someone can post an explanation on those, that would be awsome b/c they sound very strange in these sentences.

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07 Jul 2007, 10:02
The OA is A.
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Re: SC1000 - 925 - Union Prejudices [#permalink]

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07 Jun 2011, 11:05
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Tricky question...
While is used when two events happen simultaneously... But in this sentence, we have 2 events happening at a different time frame in the past... this eliminates C,D and E...
Between A and B...B does not use past perfect tense. Past perfect tense is required because the union supporting the tax is an earlier event than the other event mentioned in the sentence....
Left with A...

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Re: SC1000 - 925 - Union Prejudices [#permalink]

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07 Jun 2011, 11:18
nimrod wrote:
Tricky question...
While is used when two events happen simultaneously... But in this sentence, we have 2 events happening at a different time frame in the past... this eliminates C,D and E...
Between A and B...B does not use past perfect tense. Past perfect tense is required because the union supporting the tax is an earlier event than the other event mentioned in the sentence....
Left with A...

Also "by supporting" conveys the intended meaning.

in support of- means only the English speakers were in support of the tax.
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Re: SC1000 - 925 - Union Prejudices [#permalink]

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nimrod wrote:
Tricky question...
While is used when two events happen simultaneously... But in this sentence, we have 2 events happening at a different time frame in the past... this eliminates C,D and E...
Between A and B...B does not use past perfect tense. Past perfect tense is required because the union supporting the tax is an earlier event than the other event mentioned in the sentence....
Left with A...

Also "by supporting" conveys the intended meaning.

in support of- means only the English speakers were in support of the tax.

Hi Fluke,
Can you explain why 'Where' is right? AFAIK 'where' is used for location, 'when' for 'time'
dont you think the sentence the sentence should have started with 'Where as' and not 'where'?

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Re: SC1000 - 925 - Union Prejudices [#permalink]

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07 Jun 2011, 12:56
sudhir18n wrote:
fluke wrote:
nimrod wrote:
Tricky question...
While is used when two events happen simultaneously... But in this sentence, we have 2 events happening at a different time frame in the past... this eliminates C,D and E...
Between A and B...B does not use past perfect tense. Past perfect tense is required because the union supporting the tax is an earlier event than the other event mentioned in the sentence....
Left with A...

Also "by supporting" conveys the intended meaning.

in support of- means only the English speakers were in support of the tax.

Hi Fluke,
Can you explain why 'Where' is right? AFAIK 'where' is used for location, 'when' for 'time'
dont you think the sentence the sentence should have started with 'Where as' and not 'where'?

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thanks sudhir18n. "where" is indeed used for places. Taking a closer look, I think "C" makes more sense.
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