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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

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20 Sep 2007, 08:24
GK_Gmat 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

I vote for 'A'
Where is correct here ..since ...it refers to the place ..where that happened ....

and we need to use 'Had" since we are talking about event before 1897
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20 Sep 2007, 08:27
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GK_Gmat 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

I vote for 'A'
Where is correct here ..since ...it refers to the place ..where that happened ....

and we need to use 'Had" since we are talking about event before 1897

From the latter half of the sentence ("after 1897"), I infer that 'where' is referring to 'time' in the original sentence. No? I thought only 'when' can refer to 'time' in the GMAT.
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20 Sep 2007, 08:41
GK_Gmat wrote:
Sachu wrote:
GK_Gmat 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

I vote for 'A'
Where is correct here ..since ...it refers to the place ..where that happened ....

and we need to use 'Had" since we are talking about event before 1897

From the latter half of the sentence ("after 1897"), I infer that 'where' is referring to 'time' in the original sentence. No? I thought only 'when' can refer to 'time' in the GMAT.

Yes ...see we have "Once" in the first part of the sentence which refers to the time ....

now probably u are thinking that ..we need when here instead of where ...but if we put ...when in front of once ....the sentence would be

"when once ...." .......which i dont think is correct ...
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Re: SC: Where only refers to 'a place' in GMAT? [#permalink]

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21 Sep 2007, 08:12
Sachu wrote:
GK_Gmat wrote:
Sachu wrote:
GK_Gmat 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

I vote for 'A'
Where is correct here ..since ...it refers to the place ..where that happened ....

and we need to use 'Had" since we are talking about event before 1897

From the latter half of the sentence ("after 1897"), I infer that 'where' is referring to 'time' in the original sentence. No? I thought only 'when' can refer to 'time' in the GMAT.

Yes ...see we have "Once" in the first part of the sentence which refers to the time ....

now probably u are thinking that ..we need when here instead of where ...but if we put ...when in front of once ....the sentence would be

"when once ...." .......which i dont think is correct ...

Hey, thanks for the expl.; you have the right answer (A).

I'm still a bit unclear about it though because using your example above, using 'where once...' doesn't make sense either (since where is not referring to a place in this case).... ??
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Re: SC: Where only refers to 'a place' in GMAT? [#permalink]

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21 Sep 2007, 09:42
GK_Gmat wrote:
Sachu wrote:
GK_Gmat wrote:
Sachu wrote:
GK_Gmat 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

I vote for 'A'
Where is correct here ..since ...it refers to the place ..where that happened ....

and we need to use 'Had" since we are talking about event before 1897

From the latter half of the sentence ("after 1897"), I infer that 'where' is referring to 'time' in the original sentence. No? I thought only 'when' can refer to 'time' in the GMAT.

Yes ...see we have "Once" in the first part of the sentence which refers to the time ....

now probably u are thinking that ..we need when here instead of where ...but if we put ...when in front of once ....the sentence would be

"when once ...." .......which i dont think is correct ...

Hey, thanks for the expl.; you have the right answer (A).

I'm still a bit unclear about it though because using your example above, using 'where once...' doesn't make sense either (since where is not referring to a place in this case).... ??

This is an unusual construction. Where is typically used to indicate a position.

However, where is an adverb and in this capacity it can modify another adverb ONCE.

So, where once implies loosely the equivalent of "Even though"
Re: SC: Where only refers to 'a place' in GMAT?   [#permalink] 21 Sep 2007, 09:42
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