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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

Can someone please explain? I don't agree with the OA
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27 Oct 2009, 20:23
Casinoking 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

Can someone please explain? I don't agree with the OA

The action acquiesced happened before workers made a determined effort. So the sentence needs past perfect tense. Eliminate B and D. By supporting is more concise than in support of and in its supporting of. I think I would go with A.
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27 Oct 2009, 21:49
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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

Can someone please explain? I don't agree with the OA

The action acquiesced happened before workers made a determined effort. So the sentence needs past perfect tense. Eliminate B and D. By supporting is more concise than in support of and in its supporting of. I think I would go with A.

What is wrong with "C". I think "while" should be used instead of "where". What does "where" mean in this sentence?..Thanks in advance
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28 Oct 2009, 07:49
IMO A

meaning of the sentence is distorted by all other options.

union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members by supporting

OA pls...
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29 Oct 2009, 10:02
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IMO A

meaning of the sentence is distorted by all other options.

union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members by supporting

OA pls...

OA is "A"
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30 Oct 2009, 05:18
A is the smartest option. I'll go with it
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missed really .I didn't know tense problem
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20 Jan 2011, 10:52
went with C. but thanks for the explanation. Didnt want to use Where but now it does make sense
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20 Jan 2011, 20:46
The question is whether ‘while’ is used as a time - marker or as a contrast - marker. IMO, ‘while’ is used as a contrast - marker in the context, meaning ‘whereas’. Of course in A, the word ‘where’ may be used literarily to mark contrast, but that usage is still vulnerable to criticism of ambiguity.

But the clincher in A is the use of the dynamic phrase, ‘by supporting’, a subtly superior expression compared to the use of ‘in support of’ in C; the acquiescence itself results by supporting rather than in the support.

Of course, this is skating on too thin ice. All the same, we have to accept A as the choice.
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11 Mar 2012, 19:39
Hi All,

could someone please explain the use of where in the beginning of sentence compared to while and why is that wrong here?

I thought of C

Thanks,

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19 Mar 2012, 12:02
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Hi All,

could someone please explain the use of where in the beginning of sentence compared to while and why is that wrong here?

I thought of C

Thanks,

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same question, please explain
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raviram80 wrote:
Hi All,

could someone please explain the use of where in the beginning of sentence compared to while and why is that wrong here?

I thought of C

Thanks,

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(C) While once the union had acquiesced to the prejudices of its English-speaking members in support of bold part is the problem..try to read in the context of the whole sentence and compare with option A.You should get better clarity...
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27 Jul 2016, 00:22
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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

Can someone please explain? I don't agree with the OA

A can't be the answer!!

The GMAT has categorically stated that where can only point to a noun-place. It can't point to a metaphorical case, arrangement, point of time. A can't be the answer!!!
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