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Re: SC: Oil Supply [#permalink] New post 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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Re: The supply of oil being finite has become an economical and [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2012, 09:07
Thank U VeritasPrepBrian... !!!

Ur explanation has enhanced my knowledge.....
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Re: The supply of oil being finite has become an economical and [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2012, 10:35
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whats wrong with B? Can someone please explain.


The word economical
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Re: The supply of oil being finite has become an economical and [#permalink] New post 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.

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Re: The supply of oil being finite has become an economical and [#permalink] New post 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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Re: The supply of oil being finite has become an economical and   [#permalink] 02 Jun 2015, 00:53

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