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Appearing to be the only candidate whose views would be acceptable to its membership, the Youth Canorous finally endorsed George for city council.
A. Appearing to be
B. Seeming to be
C. Because he appeared to be
D. Because he seemed
E. Being

Dear all, I'm a newbie to this forum, and I'm having trouble understanding the above question. Could anyone help to explain why the answer is C. rather than E.? thanks alot for your help.
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22 Apr 2011, 03:57
A, B and E are out bcoz the modifiers, appearing to be, seeming to be and being ..are incorrectly modifying youth Canorous and not George.
C and D .. D has an idiom error.. Seem/(ed) to be is coorect.

Hence C.
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22 Apr 2011, 07:23
Thanks alot Hence

And I actually have another SC question that's bothering me, how come the correct answer A. below, ....help the listener determine... (the verb determine doesn't have s at the end--determines? isn't the listener a singular noun)
thanks for your help again~

In human hearing, subtle differences in how the two ears hear a given sound help the listener determine the qualities of that sound.
A. in how the two ears hear a given sound help the listener determine
B. in the two ears hearing a given sound help the listener in determining
C. in how a sound is heard by the two ears helps the listener determine
D. between how the two ears hear a given sound helps the listener in determining
E. between how a sound is heard by the two ears help the listener in determining
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Re: Could anyone help me with this SC question? [#permalink]

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22 Apr 2011, 08:14
+1 C

A, B and E are ambiguous. Who is the candidate? George or Youth Canorous?
D has a wrong idiom.
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Re: Could anyone help me with this SC question? [#permalink]

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22 Apr 2011, 23:18
C it is...
A, B and E- are eliminated because the sentence appears to modify the youth canorous when in reality its not...
D- is incorrect because usage of "seemed the correct..."
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01 Oct 2011, 22:28
The main issue is Modifier .
we need verb modifier to modify why George was endorsed ?
A,B ,and E is present participle functioning as Noun modifier (all modifying youth Canorous )
Then we left with C and D
D- seem to/That or an if .....only construction. idiomatic problem
C is winner
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Re: Could anyone help me with this SC question? [#permalink]

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02 Oct 2011, 12:21
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Appearing to be the only candidate whose views would be acceptable to its membership, the Youth Canorous finally endorsed George for city council.
A. Appearing to be
B. Seeming to be
C. Because he appeared to be
D. Because he seemed
E. Being

Dear all, I'm a newbie to this forum, and I'm having trouble understanding the above question. Could anyone help to explain why the answer is C. rather than E.? thanks alot for your help.

E is wrong, because after "being ...", the next sentence must begin with the word "George". C is good ,because it is clear and precise
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