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Appearing to be the only candidate whose views would be acceptable to its membership, the Youth Canorous finally endorsed Gorge for city council.

A) Appearing to be
B) Seeming to be
C) Because he appeared to be
D) Because he seemed
E) Being
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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16 Apr 2010, 21:23
D?

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16 Apr 2010, 23:53
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D is correct !

"Why did the Youth Canorous finally endorse Gorge for city council? " --> Because he seemed the only candidate whose views would be acceptable.

Because he appeared to be - wordy.. always try and avoid the use of to be/ being
Being - not preferred in GMAT
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Appearing to be the only candidate whose views would be acceptable to its membership, the Youth Canorous finally endorsed Gorge for city council.
A) Appearing to be
B) Seeming to be
C) Because he appeared to be
D) Because he seemed
E) Being

Some thoughts:
1. Opening modifier (OM):
OM modifies the subject after comma. The Youth Canorous can not become candidate. So, A, B, and E are out.
2. Before NOUN and Participle, we should use to be:
He seemed to be a hawker.
He seemed a hawker. {Not correct}
=> This eliminates D.

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29 May 2010, 11:22
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gmatisnothard wrote:
Appearing to be the only candidate whose views would be acceptable to its membership, the Youth Canorous finally endorsed Gorge for city council.
A) Appearing to be
B) Seeming to be
C) Because he appeared to be
D) Because he seemed
E) Being

Some thoughts:
1. Opening modifier (OM):
OM modifies the subject after comma. The Youth Canorous can not become candidate. So, A, B, and E are out.
2. Before NOUN and Participle, we should use to be:
He seemed to be a hawker.
He seemed a hawker. {Not correct}
=> This eliminates D.

kudos for pointing out the OM....

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29 May 2010, 15:58
After explanation I got, I think it needs to be C.
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30 May 2010, 04:03
Although, i got this one wrong but this was not a very difficult question if one could catch the OM thing pointed out by gmatisnothard.

That was a good point.
I had chosen E --> Being is not always wrong on GMAT, but here it definitely is.

OA has to be from C/D..

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

First time in my life, Im with "Being".
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14 Jun 2010, 17:11
I say C , too. Because the first clause is a modifier. Why did the Youth Canorous endorse the candidate? because he seemed to be... blah blah blah. You can also narrow down your choices because "being" is almost always never a correct choice on GMAT.
whats the OA?

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14 Jun 2010, 19:57
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noboru wrote:
onedayill wrote:
I'll go with C

why?

at first glance E seems to be the correct answer but if you read the sentence carefully you will find, being is not correct as it is modifying the George and not the Youth Canorous.

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14 Jun 2010, 23:35
jn.mohit wrote:
noboru wrote:
onedayill wrote:
I'll go with C

why?

at first glance E seems to be the correct answer but if you read the sentence carefully you will find, being is not correct as it is modifying the George and not the Youth Canorous.

Though I agree with you that E seems to be modifying George and NOT the Youth Caorous, isn't choice C wordy?

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15 Jun 2010, 00:40
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Though I agree with you that E seems to be modifying George and NOT the Youth Caorous, isn't choice C wordy?

I agree with you.
D seems to mean the same as C, but less wordy. However, OA is C...
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15 Jun 2010, 01:25
noboru wrote:
82. Appearing to be the only candidate whose views would be acceptable to its
membership, the Youth Canorous finally endorsed Gorge for city council.
A. Appearing to be
B. Seeming to be
C. Because he appeared to be
D. Because he seemed
E. Being

First time in my life, Im with "Being".

In appear to be .................... "to be" is redundant. We can simply write appears...
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15 Jun 2010, 10:11
Misplaced modifier. Between C and D.

C is best.

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noboru wrote:
onedayill wrote:
I'll go with C

why?

before a NOUN or a PARTICIPIAL construction, you must use "to be".
he appeared/seemed to be lying. --> correct
*he appeared/seemed lying. --> incorrect
he appeared/seemed to be a liar. --> correct
*he appeared/seemed a liar. --> incorrect

before an ADJECTIVE, you don't have to use "to be" (but you still can).
the report appears/seems credible. --> correct
the report appears/seems to be credible. --> also correct

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21 Jun 2010, 21:16
IMO, it is C

A, B, and c make the first clause (...the only candidate...) a modifier which modifies "the Youth Canorous". The moidfier should modifer George, not the Youth Canorous.

D is not a correct idiom..

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04 Jul 2010, 13:56
A, B and E are out as the modifiers seem to be incorrectly modifying YC.

D is wrong as the correct idiom is 'seem to be'

C it is.

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04 Jul 2010, 14:40
C & D for the choices. Thanks for explaining why D is incorrect.

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26 Jul 2010, 02:59
easy, gorge appeared to be... not the youth conorous clear , the others are out!!

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Went with C by instinct .........but "onedayill" gave a good explanation

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