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The supply of oil being finite has become an economical and [#permalink]
18 Jul 2004, 15:47

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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

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

A. avoid being
B. finite is modifying supply (doesnt seem right)
I think the meaning is changed here. It seems as if "the supply of oil" is the consideration. the use of "is" in C and E takes care of this error and thus are better answers.

C. most parallel and my ans. ( "economical" and "political")
D. avoid being
E. likely contender, "economic" is not parallel to "political"

FA is C.

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ash
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I'm crossing the bridge.........

I can't understand why C is right and B is wrong.
Finite is modifying supply in B and that's what C does
by using "supply of oil is finite" which ofcourse is wordy.

shoonya

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for every person who doesn't try because he is
afraid of loosing , there is another person who
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I can't understand why C is right and B is wrong.
Finite is modifying supply in B and that's what C does
by using "supply of oil is finite" which ofcourse is wordy.

shoonya

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for every person who doesn't try because he is
afraid of loosing , there is another person who
keeps making mistakes and succeeds..

I can't understand why C is right and B is wrong. Finite is modifying supply in B and that's what C does by using "supply of oil is finite" which ofcourse is wordy.

shoonya

You have to look at the sentences more closely to understand the difference between B and C.

(B) The finite supply of oil has become an economical

The meaning of this sentence is that "the [finite] supply of oil" has become a consideration. Here finite is just an adjective of supply.
But in C,

(C) That the supply of oil is finite has become an economical

The consideration is that "the supply of oil IS finite". The problem they have at hand is that the oil supply is finite. The "oil supply" is not a consideration in itself.

I narrowed it down to C and E. I still feel C is better unless "economical" changes meaning of the senetence as said by Oksana.

dj, what is the OA ?

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ash
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I'm crossing the bridge.........

Economical is incorrect. Just because economical and political sound alike and both end in 'al' doe snot mean its the right choice.

Since economical is incorrect, A,B and C are out. We are now left with D and E. Of these two, Dis out because 'The supply of oil being finite...' does not sound correct to me while 'That the supply of oil is finite...' is good.

See what Erin (Testmagic) has to say (I hope he won't mind I sharing this info):

B has what I call an "illogical subject and complement":
supply... has become... consideration
"the idea that the supply of oil is finite" has become a consideration.

Economic consideration is better than economical consideration (still, I feel these 2 leads to the same meaning).