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"Being" is the present-tense form of the verb "to be"; you'd use it when something is currently (but not always) happening:
My daughter is being a brat. ---> That's correct; she's not ALWAYS a brat, but is just being that way right now.
Being female, my daughter... ---> That's not correct. She's not temporarily "being" female - she just "is" female. As a female, my daughter... ----> That's correct, a way of restating the previous modifier to make logical sense.
I selected the wrong one again ... D _________________
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The supply of oil being finite has become an economical and political consideration of the first magnitude for all modern industrial nations.
(A) The supply of oil being finite has become an economical (B) The finite supply of oil has become an economical (C) That the supply of oil is finite has become an economical (D) The supply of oil being finite has become an economic (E) That the supply of oil is finite has become an economic
My ans: D
Reasoning: The correct phrase would be 'economic and political consideration'. Eliminates A, B, C. I find E to be rather complex, whereas D expresses the same idea in a lucid way.
RULE: economic is for issues related to the ECONOMY/SOCIETY economical is for financial management / "personal finance" related issues (eg my car is economical)
thus eliminate A,B,C...voted for D, but believe E is better....not sure exactly on which rule i base it.....more than happy to accept objections on my rule
Hi, I still not sure about D vs. E. 1) In E I see the problem, that it changes a meaning, according what has become, supply or that the supply is finite. D has original meaning.
D The supply of oil being finite has become an economic E That the supply of oil is finitehas become an economic
2) Will it be right if we add commas? The supply of oil, being finite, has become an economic
Again, with all the new replies after the explanation at the very top, I am getting confused. Is the correct answer E? I thought that was the correctr answer, but then everyone jumped up and said D again. Hm>
It was a Tie between D and E but i read that being can be chose only when there is no other correct option so chose E and it seems to be correct....Prob I am lucky here. but I appreciate ppl who have posted to make me understand _________________
IT is the finiteness of the oil supply that has become a economic and political consideration. So the best way to construct the sentence to convey that message is by using the construction in E. _________________
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Hmm..E Reading the answer options vertically we realize that "economic i.e. monetary" is the word we should be looking for rather than "economical i.e. efficient". Therefore that brings down the ans option to D & E.
Now between D & E, it is preferable that we be wary of "being" (Source - MGMAT SC) in a sentence unless the sentence with "being" is the only grammatically correct one.
Therefore the preference of E over D.
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Thanks for this one. If not, D seems an equally good fit. _________________
<noun> has become a consideration. To represent a noun in a phrase the best way is to use a "that" phrase. If we do not use "that" we don't know what has become a consideration - is it the supply of oil/being finite/supply of oil being finite
Re: The supply of oil being finite has become an economical and [#permalink]
06 Dec 2011, 08:50
Thanks for the explanations. I first selected B. But after reading the forum I realized the mistake I did in B. Economical is not the right word here. Choosing economic over economical options come D and E. E seems more direct than D so E is correct.
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