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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

Originally posted by onedayill on 16 Apr 2010, 13:11.
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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.

Answer: C
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New post 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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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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New post 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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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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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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New post 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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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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+1 C

Once I read that only you can use "being" in GMAT when you can replace it with the phrase "in the process of being". Otherwise, being is wrong.

I think I deserve kudos ;)
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New post 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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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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New post 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
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Why can't C and D modify "the youth canorous" ?? Still not clear on this
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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

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Why can't C and D modify "the youth canorous" ?? Still not clear on this

Prateek176 - the issue comes down to the pronouns he and its. We have to reason backwards a bit.

That is, from the non-underlined part of the sentence we know that Gorge is the political candidate. Gorge cannot be an it.

We also have the pronoun "its," which needs a referent. That referent cannot be the Gorge the human candidate. The Youth Canorous is the only other possibile referent for "its."

Its as a possessive pronoun implies it as a personal pronoun. The Y.C. is the "it."

C and D contain the personal pronoun "he."

In addition, from context, the Youth Canorous is almost certainly a group.

How do we know that THE Youth Canorous is a group (or organization or the like)?

First, the word "the" indicates the title of a group or organization, not a proper name of a person. In English, proper names of average persons do not contain the word "the" (stage names such as Chance The Rapper or The Notorious B.I.G. don't count as proper names).

There are names such as "the Chairperson," or "the Pope." But we have only two contenders that are referents for the pronouns. One of them, Gorge, is a person running for political office. That person is a he.

The other noun has a name that is not known as a person.

Second, elaborating on the analysis above, the possessive pronoun "its" MUST refer to some noun, and cannot refer to the human political candidate Gorge. "Its" must refer to the Youth Canorous, which is therefore an "it," not a "he" per C and D.

Third, "membership" is a cue that the Youth Canorous is a group. That is, "acceptable to its membership" means "acceptable to the members of _____." People cannot be members of a "he." :)

Sometimes rearranging the sentence helps.

The Youth Canorous finally endorsed GORGE for city council . . . ___ seemed or appeared to be the only candidate whose views would be acceptable to ITS membership.

In the part of the original sentence that is not underlined, Gorge is the candidate who gets endorsed. A candidate cannot be an "it."

In addition, we have "its" membership. Its implies it and both can go only with the remaining pertinent noun: the Y.C. "Its" turns out to be the strongest reason that the Y.C. cannot be a "he" per C and D.

I wonder whether unfamiliar names confused you? As you can see from the stats, this question is hard. (The referent "Gorge" is far away from the pronoun AND the pronoun precedes the noun. Those two qualities are both okay in SC, but they make sentence correction more difficult.)

Hope that helps.
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