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Possessive Gerunds [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2007, 20:09
The nurses went on strike to protest their being overworked
(A) their being overworked
(D) their overworking


Why is D wrong?
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2007, 20:18
nevermind. figured it out.


being is acceptable because an action is being done on the subject.

Danny was imprisoned for 10 years before being exonerated and freed.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2007, 20:21
Is "being" ever correct in GMAT?

I always see it as always wrong.
Anyone can give OG or GMATprep example of "being" in a correct answer?
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2007, 20:26
bkk145 wrote:
Is "being" ever correct in GMAT?

I always see it as always wrong.
Anyone can give OG or GMATprep example of "being" in a correct answer?


i agree, "being" is a bait used by GMAC
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2007, 20:28
being is almost always wrong. but 700+ scorers need to know the exceptions.

the sentence above is an exception.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2007, 20:29
bmwhype2 wrote:
being is almost always wrong. but 700+ scorers need to know the exceptions.

the sentence above is an exception.


If you are right, then I am not 700+ scorer...yet :)
Can you please explain the use of "being" or give a link?
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2007, 20:41
use the search button. :lol:
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