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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 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

Ugh.. this question sucked!
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29 Jul 2007, 10:22
I believe it is A.
Here the question relates to tense error. The first part needs to be in past perfect as second one is in simple past as there is time sequence relation.
The option E also have past perfect but its ending with
"in its supporting of " is unidiomatic.
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Re: SC - where once/ while once.. [#permalink]

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29 Jul 2007, 10:48
beckee529 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.
(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

Ugh.. this question sucked!

Where has been used in the sense of stating a position of the Union once upon a time -

The use of past perfect clears the chronology of events. I guess it's A.
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29 Jul 2007, 11:55
I pick C.
While seems to present a contrast.
Also C has the correct tense.
Please comment.
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29 Jul 2007, 12:06
I had picked C for the answer but the answer given is A. I got this question from the SC 1000 #925
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29 Jul 2007, 12:12
Can anyone explain why Ais correct and C is wrong.
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16 Oct 2007, 14:30
excelgmat wrote:
Can anyone explain why A is correct and C is wrong.

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

C,D and E use while which IMO is wrong because while is used to imply simultaneous happening of two events. Here, that is not the case.

A/B?
(B) says: Where once the union acquiesced to it English-speaking...... is wrong grammar.

By POE, A is the answer. It also uses the correct tense 'had' to imply that one event occurred before the other.
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Re: SC - where once/ while once.. [#permalink]

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18 Oct 2007, 18:06
beckee529 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.
(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

Initially would go for C, but I am in doubt now..

Since usage of both "where" and "while once" is correct, and past perfect is right verb tense to use here, let`s look at

"in support of X" vs "by supporting X",

acquiesced to= agreed to

A) "the union agreed to prejudices by supporting the imposition" OR
C) "the union agreed to prejudices in support of the imposition"

C does not sound right, we do not agree (or acquiesced) in support, we can agree (or acquiesced) in contract...

In A "by supporting the imposition.." is a neat subordinate clause.

C would be correct if the verb was other than "acquiesced to" f.e: "to manifest"

"While once the union had manifested the prejudices of its English-speaking members in support of the imposition..."

so I think I agree with the OA...
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18 Oct 2007, 18:58
IrinaOK wrote:
beckee529 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.
(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

Initially would go for C, but I am in doubt now..

Since usage of both "where" and "while once" is correct, and past perfect is right verb tense to use here, let`s look at

"in support of X" vs "by supporting X",

acquiesced to= agreed to

A) "the union agreed to prejudices by supporting the imposition" OR
C) "the union agreed to prejudices in support of the imposition"

C does not sound right, we do not agree (or acquiesced) in support, we can agree (or acquiesced) in contract...

In A "by supporting the imposition.." is a neat subordinate clause.

C would be correct if the verb was other than "acquiesced to" f.e: "to manifest"

"While once the union had manifested the prejudices of its English-speaking members in support of the imposition..."

so I think I agree with the OA...

Can anyone provide more information about the usage of 'while once' and 'where'? When do we use 'while' and 'where'? Can we use one instead of the other without changing the meaning? SC gurus, please clarify.
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Re: SC - where once/ while once.. [#permalink]

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18 Oct 2007, 19:34
eyunni wrote:
IrinaOK wrote:
beckee529 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.
(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

Initially would go for C, but I am in doubt now..

Since usage of both "where once" and "while once" is correct, and past perfect is right verb tense to use here, let`s look at

"in support of X" vs "by supporting X",

acquiesced to= agreed to

A) "the union agreed to prejudices by supporting the imposition" OR
C) "the union agreed to prejudices in support of the imposition"

C does not sound right, we do not agree (or acquiesced) in support, we can agree (or acquiesced) in contract...

In A "by supporting the imposition.." is a neat subordinate clause.

C would be correct if the verb was other than "acquiesced to" f.e: "to manifest"

"While once the union had manifested the prejudices of its English-speaking members in support of the imposition..."

so I think I agree with the OA...

Can anyone provide more information about the usage of 'while once' and 'where'? When do we use 'while' and 'where'? Can we use one instead of the other without changing the meaning? SC gurus, please clarify.

I apologize I meant to say that usage of both "where once" and "while once" is correct.
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07 Nov 2007, 16:24
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

In (A), do we really need 'had'? Doesn't 'after' imply that the second event was after the first?
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Re: SC - where once/ while once.. [#permalink]

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08 Nov 2007, 06:09
beckee529 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.
(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

Ugh.. this question sucked!

As far as I know "where" is only used to refer to locations.
Therefore my take is C.
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08 Nov 2007, 07:10
Answer A

B: union acquiesced to it english-speaking is awkward
C: Question is how union had acquiesced.....answer is by supporting and not in support of
D: to its is wrong... similar to B
E: in its supporting of is awkard
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