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    in adolescence

    Although she had signed a pledge of abstinence while in adolescence, Frances Willard was 35 years old before she chose to become a temperance activist.

    what's wrong with the "while in adolescence" in the sentence?

    thanks

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    Re: in adolescence

    It is not ungrammatical, but it could be judged as unclear. I would prefer to say, "...of abstinence as an adolescent..."

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    Re: in adolescence

    thanks

    that's exactly what i don't understand. Why isn't it clear?

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    Re: in adolescence

    It could be seen to tie abstinence and adolescence together, as the plege was a pledge to abstain during her adolescence, as opposed to adolescence being the time in her life when she signed the pledge.

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