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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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02 Mar 2009, 01:34
The supply of oil being finite has become an economical and political consideration of the first magnitude for all modern industrial nations.

Explanation:
It’s an issue (that oil is finite) that is discussed above in the excerpt. So, we cannot use economical (thrifty use of resources); we have to use economic (relating to an economy).
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(A) The supply of oil being finite has become an economical ---> Wrong usage (economical)
(B) The finite supply of oil has become an economical ---> Wrong usage (economical)
(C) That the supply of oil is finite has become an economical ---> Wrong usage (economical)
(D) The supply of oil being finite has become an economic ---> Correct use of word economical. But the word ‘being’ is usually avoided.
(E) That the supply of oil is finite has become an economic ---> Correct use of word economical. Corrects all the errors present above.
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My choice is E.

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02 Mar 2009, 04:17
Agree. Also, "economical" is almost never a word that one would use.
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07 Mar 2009, 08:21
aras82 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

Hi mates,

IMO B

A and D out because of "being"
B Hold
C and E out, I don't think it's possible to begin a sentence with "that"

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07 Mar 2009, 11:43
aras82 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

E. Economical is not correct. So A/B/C are out.
E is better than D that changes meaning.
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