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Q: Appearing to be the only candidate whose views would be

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Q: Appearing to be the only candidate whose views would be [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2010, 12:11
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Q: Appearing to be the only candidate whose views would be acceptable to its membership, the Youth Canorous finally endorsed Gorge for city council.
A) Appearing to be
B) Seeming to be
C) Because he appeared to be
D) Because he seemed
E) Being
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Re: the only candidate [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2010, 20:23
D?

Can some one please explain.
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Re: the only candidate [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2010, 22:53
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D is correct !

"Why did the Youth Canorous finally endorse Gorge for city council? " --> Because he seemed the only candidate whose views would be acceptable.

Because he appeared to be - wordy.. always try and avoid the use of to be/ being
Being - not preferred in GMAT
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Re: the only candidate [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2010, 01:13
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Appearing to be the only candidate whose views would be acceptable to its membership, the Youth Canorous finally endorsed Gorge for city council.
A) Appearing to be
B) Seeming to be
C) Because he appeared to be
D) Because he seemed
E) Being

Some thoughts:
1. Opening modifier (OM):
OM modifies the subject after comma. The Youth Canorous can not become candidate. So, A, B, and E are out.
2. Before NOUN and Participle, we should use to be:
He seemed to be a hawker.
He seemed a hawker. {Not correct}
=> This eliminates D.

Answer: C
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Re: the only candidate [#permalink] New post 29 May 2010, 10:22
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Appearing to be the only candidate whose views would be acceptable to its membership, the Youth Canorous finally endorsed Gorge for city council.
A) Appearing to be
B) Seeming to be
C) Because he appeared to be
D) Because he seemed
E) Being

Some thoughts:
1. Opening modifier (OM):
OM modifies the subject after comma. The Youth Canorous can not become candidate. So, A, B, and E are out.
2. Before NOUN and Participle, we should use to be:
He seemed to be a hawker.
He seemed a hawker. {Not correct}
=> This eliminates D.

Answer: C

I liked your explanation....
kudos for pointing out the OM....
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Re: the only candidate [#permalink] New post 29 May 2010, 14:58
After explanation I got, I think it needs to be C.
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Re: the only candidate [#permalink] New post 30 May 2010, 03:03
Although, i got this one wrong but this was not a very difficult question if one could catch the OM thing pointed out by gmatisnothard.

That was a good point.
I had chosen E --> Being is not always wrong on GMAT, but here it definitely is.

OA has to be from C/D..



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