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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. [#permalink]

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2. 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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Can somebody please explain why D is not hte ans.
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New post 16 Jun 2009, 11:14
Intent of protest is to show that they need to overwork because they are asked to do so.
They are not overworking on their own desire.
The above intent is referred by A and not D.
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