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# The supply of oil being finite has become an economical and

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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

I dont get this at all... I am wondering if the OA is wrong!

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16 Feb 2006, 17:38
Hmm... its a tricky one.

A - passive voice. Incorrect.
B - At first glance this seems to be the simplest and most concise choice. But economical at the end is not in parallel with political.
C - Incorrect. Same as in B
D - Incorrect. Passive Voice

My choice E.

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16 Feb 2006, 18:48
Agree with vipin7um, B is tempting. But E is better, since it is this idea that becomes economic and political consideration. Also, in B, the word economical is not correct.
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16 Feb 2006, 21:21
Should be "E" .

Only D & E can be correct. A, B & C are out.

"economical" => cheaper
"economic" => with respect to economy
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16 Feb 2006, 22:52
It should be E.

'oil is finite' and 'economic' are the keys here.

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17 Feb 2006, 01:17
Must be E.

we need "economic", so A,B and C are out.

D uses "being", the word almost always wrong in GMATLAND.
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17 Feb 2006, 05:50
Choose (E) and click confirm.

In D, being~ is the dead giveaway that it is wrong.
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17 Feb 2006, 06:56
I was rooting for B but after reading your responses I realized my mistake. I choose E too.
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17 Feb 2006, 07:21
willget800 wrote:
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

I dont get this at all... I am wondering if the OA is wrong! Help...

sometimes, when it is difficult to find grammatical rules, POE works perfectly. for ex: in this question.

economical is not the parall counterpart of politicals. only economic is correct adj. "being" in D makes it unattractic. so we r letf with E.
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17 Feb 2006, 07:55
Professor wrote:
willget800 wrote:
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

I dont get this at all... I am wondering if the OA is wrong! Help...

sometimes, when it is difficult to find grammatical rules, POE works perfectly. for ex: in this question.

economical is not the parall counterpart of politicals. only economic is correct adj. "being" in D makes it unattractic. so we r letf with E.

Nice explanation professor.

Econmical Vs Economic is tricky. One need to understand the meaning before chosing answer.
I also vote for E. "being" in D is wrong.
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17 Feb 2006, 09:09
OA is E..
17 Feb 2006, 09:09
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