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27 Dec 2011, 18:01
fanatico wrote:
E

Between D and E I used below logic:

<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

Does anyone know where Fanatico got this information from? I would like to look into this so that I can better understand why we use "That" to start the sentence off. I originally chose D and was skeptical about E at first due to it sounding awkward with "that."
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23 Feb 2012, 09:07
Thank U VeritasPrepBrian... !!!

Ur explanation has enhanced my knowledge.....
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23 Feb 2012, 10:35
BDSunDevil wrote:
whats wrong with B? Can someone please explain.

The word economical
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01 Jun 2015, 21:21
VeritasPrepBrian wrote:
Hey everyone,

Looks like this thread is a real blast from the past - 4 years old! Like the World Cup, though, I think it makes sense to bring it back up every even-numbered-but-not-divisible-by-4th year!

To add to the "be wary of the word 'being'" mentality, let me show you why it's not a great word choice here (and how it fits into the well-known GMAT error hierarchy):

"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.

Now, as far as this question, the difference between D and E is that D says:

The supply of oil being finite...

and E says:

That the supply of oil is finite

Is the finite supply a temporary thing? No - "finite" is a permanent condition; if it were to become "infinite" than the original classification of "finite" is completely wrong. "Finite" is an essence thing...it either is or it isn't, but that won't change (much like using "ser" instead of "estar" in Spanish - "ser" is a permanent, essence-based condition; "estar", with its potential for change, is the "being" form of "to be").

So D is DEFINITELY wrong - not because "being" is awkward or less preferred...because it's in an illogical, incorrect verb tense here. That's why E is correct.

HI,

Could you please explain when we can use being. I have seen most of the time it is wrong in GMAT.

It would be really great help if you can provide your comments on this.

Thanks
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02 Jun 2015, 00:53
VeritasPrepBrian wrote:
Hey everyone,

Looks like this thread is a real blast from the past - 4 years old! Like the World Cup, though, I think it makes sense to bring it back up every even-numbered-but-not-divisible-by-4th year!

To add to the "be wary of the word 'being'" mentality, let me show you why it's not a great word choice here (and how it fits into the well-known GMAT error hierarchy):

"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.

Now, as far as this question, the difference between D and E is that D says:

The supply of oil being finite...

and E says:

That the supply of oil is finite

Is the finite supply a temporary thing? No - "finite" is a permanent condition; if it were to become "infinite" than the original classification of "finite" is completely wrong. "Finite" is an essence thing...it either is or it isn't, but that won't change (much like using "ser" instead of "estar" in Spanish - "ser" is a permanent, essence-based condition; "estar", with its potential for change, is the "being" form of "to be").

So D is DEFINITELY wrong - not because "being" is awkward or less preferred...because it's in an illogical, incorrect verb tense here. That's why E is correct.

Thanks for the explanation man was really confused wd this one!!
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12 Jul 2015, 00:57
A,B,C eliminated for the word economical.

D v/s E

D uses a passive voice due to inclusion of the word being. Hence, eliminate D..

E wins
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12 Jul 2015, 01:06
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VeritasPrepBrian wrote:
Hey everyone,

Looks like this thread is a real blast from the past - 4 years old! Like the World Cup, though, I think it makes sense to bring it back up every even-numbered-but-not-divisible-by-4th year!

To add to the "be wary of the word 'being'" mentality, let me show you why it's not a great word choice here (and how it fits into the well-known GMAT error hierarchy):

"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.

Now, as far as this question, the difference between D and E is that D says:

The supply of oil being finite...

and E says:

That the supply of oil is finite

Is the finite supply a temporary thing? No - "finite" is a permanent condition; if it were to become "infinite" than the original classification of "finite" is completely wrong. "Finite" is an essence thing...it either is or it isn't, but that won't change (much like using "ser" instead of "estar" in Spanish - "ser" is a permanent, essence-based condition; "estar", with its potential for change, is the "being" form of "to be").

So D is DEFINITELY wrong - not because "being" is awkward or less preferred...because it's in an illogical, incorrect verb tense here. That's why E is correct.

HI,

Could you please explain when we can use being. I have seen most of the time it is wrong in GMAT.

It would be really great help if you can provide your comments on this.

Thanks

If I may, the difference between Active voice and Passive voice is of utmost importance. As I learnt from Grammar Girl(the blog),

We won the game - Active. The game was won by us - passive

he kicked me - active. I was kicked by him - passive.

In fact, the examples given by grammar girl are great. I'll modify that a bit. Imagine you are to convey your love to someone. Would you say "I love you" or would say "You are loved by me"?

Hence, when it comes to selecting between active and passive voices, always go with active voice. Search for "active passive grammar girl". A good explanation should be seen by you (passive ).

As further explained by the Grammar Girl quickanddirtytips[dot]com[slash]education[slash]grammar[slash]active-voice-versus-passive-voice?page=1

Another important point is that passive sentences aren't incorrect; it’s just that they often aren't the best way to phrase your thoughts. Sometimes passive voice is awkward and other times it’s vague. Also, passive voice is usually wordy, so you can tighten your writing if you replace passive sentences with active sentence.
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A, B, and C are out because "economical" is the wrong word - it means affordable.

(D) The supply of oil being finite has become an economic...

D is out because "being" is used inappropriately. It's neither a noun nor in the passive progressive tense doing something, e.g. "We are being treated to dinner, because we helped to paint the house."
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26 Apr 2016, 17:17
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

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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.

clearly between D and E.
economical = cheap, so right away we can eliminate A, B, and C.
the supply has become an economic and politic...??? no! the FACT that the supply is finite has become x and y.
so E is better worded.

E it is.
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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
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24 May 2016, 09:53
Economical is different from Economic. A,B,C eliminated.

Being is not a suggested option on the GMAT. Hence, E
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21 Jun 2016, 18:23
(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

eliminate :- A,B,C using economical
E preferred over D(has Being)
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