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# Appearing to be the only candidate whose views would be acceptable

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04 Feb 2010, 01:29
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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

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04 Feb 2010, 08:39
amitanand wrote:
Hi Experts,

Could anyone look into the below question:

Q: 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

Thanks
-Amit

I'd go with C on this one. The underlined portion of the sentence has two flaws:

1) Ambiguity - it is unclear whether the modifier applies to the Youth Canorous or to George (though one could probably deduce that it refers to the latter if he read the sentence closely).

2) Causality - the sentence "works" better when stated as a causal relationship. Why did the Youth Canourous finally endorse George? Because he appeared to be the only candidate whose views would be acceptable...

These two considerations lead us to answer choices C and D. For the modifier to work, we need the words "to be". Eliminate D, choose C.

What's the OA?
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04 Feb 2010, 09:22
OA is D.
I guess 'to be' is not necessary. Also D is more concise.
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25 Nov 2010, 02:32
amitanand wrote:
OA is D.
I guess 'to be' is not necessary. Also D is more concise.
Thanks
-Amit

Please recheck your OA as after searching, i've found that OA is C. We should use "to be" after seem (i read the explanation in OG12 and Manhattan forum)
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Updated on: 17 Jan 2011, 06:44
Unmistakably “appeared to be “or seems to be is the right idiom. Unless it is a typo, some thing is wrong with the OA
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02 Dec 2010, 23:03
Clause 1 lacks a subject which is rightly mentioned in C as he.Also,idiom appearing to be is correct.

Hence C.
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17 Jan 2011, 05:52
OA is C according to
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/app ... t2134.html
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18 Jan 2011, 02:46
i thought sentences should not start with "because" . can someone clarify? are there any special cases??
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18 Jan 2011, 03:33
Sentences can start with 'because'. The use of word 'Becuse' at the start of a clause makes the clause as dependent. Every dependent clause should have a independent clause. In the sentence above

dependent clause : Because he appeared to be the only candidate whose views would be acceptable to its membership.

Independent clause : Youth Canorous finally endorsed Gorge for city council.

The position of the independent clause and the dependent clause can be interchangable in a sentense, either one can come at the start.
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10 Mar 2011, 01:34
C for sure. D is not at all idiomatic.
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16 Jan 2019, 00:41
amitanand 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

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