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The nurses went on strike to protest their being overworked.

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The nurses went on strike to protest their being overworked.

(A) their being overworked
(B) themselves being overworked
(C) themselves as overworked
(D) their overworking
(E) overworking themselves
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2006, 23:14
By POE, I find A as the correct option.

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Re: SC: Nurses [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2006, 23:20
ps_dahiya wrote:
The nurses went on strike to protest their being overworked.

(A) their being overworked
(B) themselves being overworked
(C) themselves as overworked
(D) their overworking
(E) overworking themselves


With too much hesitation (because of 'being'), i need to select A.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2006, 01:26
should be A

B and C says the X protests themselves
D and E have wrong use of gerunds... "overworking" could be replaced with a noun, because in both cases the X protests the fact of overwork, but the action
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2006, 05:47
B and c changes the meaning

A looks better.

Went on ... action continously happened in the past is described as being overworked.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2006, 07:23
So this brings up an interesting question. Can we list and qualify the use cases in which it is ok to use 'being'??
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2006, 14:39
A.

The nurses did not overwork themselves, they were overworked by some higher authority. Eliminates D, E
B, C out 'to protest themselves' is clearly wrong.

A by POE, though its a terrible sentence too. Needs against. Oh well, choose the one that stinks the least :)
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2006, 20:17
First glance..... and A
No other option seems better.... another fine example where "being" has to be used.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2006, 20:23
and the OA is A.
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