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Once the economic and social usefulness of the motor car was [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2006, 00:37
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Once the economic and social usefulness of the motor car was demonstrated and with its superiority to the horse being proved, much of the early hostility to it in rural regions disappeared.

(A) and with its superiority to the horse being
(B) and its superiority over the horse had been
(C) and its superiority to the horse
(D) its superiority over the horse
(E) with its superiority to the horse having been
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Re: SC - Motor Car [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2006, 01:25
C.

Superior to... idiom
Once A and B done C .....happen


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Once the economic and social usefulness of the motor car was demonstrated and with its superiority to the horse being proved, much of the early hostility to it in rural regions disappeared.

(A) and with its superiority to the horse being
(B) and its superiority over the horse had been
(C) and its superiority to the horse
(D) its superiority over the horse
(E) with its superiority to the horse having been
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2006, 06:39
Looks like that subjunctive mood.

Choose (C) and click confirm.
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Re: SC - Motor Car [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2006, 06:45
GMATT73 wrote:
Looks like that subjunctive mood.

its not a subjunctive mood but an idiomatic expression.
"superior to" is better than "superior over"...

C should be correct.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2006, 11:59
C looks good,

but i think C should have a "was", because the first clause is passive "was demostrated" so for ||ism second clause should also have "was proved".... :?: :?:
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2006, 23:51
Good Job guys. OA is C.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2006, 18:44
C. and is required..simple past tense is good enough.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2006, 19:30
its superiority "over" the horse...

Would go with C
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2006, 21:34
hahahahaha, Vivek, I love your new avatar!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2006, 21:41
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hahahahaha, Vivek, I love your new avatar!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


ha ha ha ha, that's reality! :lol: (still trying to laught ;))
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Re: Once the economic and social usefulness of the motor car was [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2013, 13:23
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Hi akijuneja.
I'm glad to help.

Once the economic and social usefulness of the motor car was demonstrated and with its superiority to the horse being proved, much of the early hostility to it in rural regions disappeared.

(A) and with its superiority to the horse being
Wrong.
-" and with" does not make sense.
- "being" is not main verb, thus the clause "with its superiority to the horse being proved" is not complete and fragmented.

(B) and its superiority over the horse had been
Wrong.
- "superiority over" is not correct idiom. The correct one is "superiority to"
- Past perfect "had been" is not necessary.

(C) and its superiority to the horse
Correct.
- "and" is parallel marker. The two clauses before and after "and" are parallel.
- "superiority TO" is correct idiom.
- "Prove" is intransitive verb which does not require any further elements to make its meaning complete. Thus, we don't need passive voice "was proved" here.
For example: the new drug proved effective

(D) its superiority over the horse
Wrong.
- "superiority over" is not correct idiom. The correct one is "superiority to"
- we need "and" to separate two clauses. Without "and" the sentence is nonsensical.

(E) with its superiority to the horse having been
Wrong.
- "with" is not correct. The correct conjunction word is "and".
- "having been proved" is WRONG grammar. (If you think about present perfect continuous in passive voice, the correct form is: have/has + being + Past participle)

Hope it helps.
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Re: [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2013, 21:07
cool_jonny009 wrote:
C looks good,

but i think C should have a "was", because the first clause is passive "was demostrated" so for ||ism second clause should also have "was proved".... :?: :?:

in this context "Prove" can not be used in passive!
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Re: Once the economic and social usefulness of the motor car was [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2014, 04:52
Once the economic and social usefulness of the motor car was demonstrated and with its superiority to the horse being proved, much of the early hostility to it in rural regions disappeared.

(A) and with its superiority to the horse being - incorrectly and unnecessarily placed
(B) and its superiority over the horse had been - wrong idiomatic usage
(C) and its superiority to the horse - Correct choice
(D) its superiority over the horse - wrong idiomatic usage
(E) with its superiority to the horse having been - "with" incorrectly used and "having been" unparallel usage of tense
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