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

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16 Apr 2010, 13:11
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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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16 Apr 2010, 21:23
D?

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16 Apr 2010, 23:53
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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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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.

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29 May 2010, 11:22
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gmatisnothard wrote:
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.

kudos for pointing out the OM....
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29 May 2010, 15:58
After explanation I got, I think it needs to be C.
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30 May 2010, 04:03
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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03 Feb 2015, 12:51
gmatisnothard wrote:
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.

applying the above highlighted rule in this SC option D) Because he seemed the only candidate.

here 'only' is an adjective and not a noun so why are we using the above highlighted rule here??
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10 Feb 2016, 17:34
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