well i know being on GMAT is almost always wornd, still i would go with E
I would also go for E.
One in a hundred cases "being" can also be the correct answer in GMAT.
In this case, use of being is incorrect.
We are emphasizing Noun and here being is not needed."Herself" alone will suffice.
Yes, there are cases in which usage is "being" is correct in GMAT.
Cooperative apartment houses have the peculiar distinction of being dwellings that must also operate as businesses
(A) of being dwellings that must also operate as businesses
(B) of dwellings that must also operate like business
(C) that they are dwellings that must operate like business
(D) that, as dwellings, they must also operate like businesses
(E) to be a dwelling that must also operate as a business
Here, we can not just arrive at conclusion that the options with "being" would be wrong.
This SC is testing idiom "distinction of being".
So A is correct.