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As business grows more complex, students majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly successful in the job market.

(A) majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly
(B) who major in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are becoming more and more
(C) who majored in specialized areas such as those of finance and marketing are being increasingly
(D) who major in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming more and more
(E) having majored in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are being increasingly

thanks..

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Re: SC - OG Verbal Review #105 [#permalink]

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15 Nov 2008, 19:54
BuddaBelly wrote:
As business grows more complex, students majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly successful in the job market.

(A) majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly
(B) who major in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are becoming more and more
(C) who majored in specialized areas such as those of finance and marketing are being increasingly
(D) who major in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming more and more
(E) having majored in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are being increasingly

thanks..

1. "have been becoming" implies illogically that the specialization happens before the growth of business. A and D out

2. such ....as : correct
2.1 such...like: wrong
2.2 .........like : wrong
2.3 ..........as: wrong

3. those has no referent: A, C, D out
4. are being succefful: awkward

B
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Re: SC - OG Verbal Review #105 [#permalink]

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15 Nov 2008, 21:43
sondenso wrote:
As business grows more complex, students majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly successful in the job market.

(A) majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly
(B) who major in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are becoming more and more
(C) who majored in specialized areas such as those of finance and marketing are being increasingly
(D) who major in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming more and more
(E) having majored in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are being increasingly

1. "have been becoming" implies illogically that the specialization happens before the growth of business. A and D out

2. such ....as : correct
2.1 such...like: wrong
2.2 .........like : wrong
2.3 ..........as: wrong

3. those has no referent: A, C, D out
4. are being succefful: awkward

B[/quote]

Does it not matter that the original sentence says: areas like those of finance and marketing but (B) say: such specialized areas as finance and marketing

Doesn't that change the meaning to "areas similar to finance" to "areas in finance"?
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Re: SC - OG Verbal Review #105 [#permalink]

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15 Nov 2008, 22:06
B

As business grows more complex needs are becoming than have been becoming

those of finance and marketing is awkward
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16 Nov 2008, 04:36
BuddaBelly wrote:
As business grows more complex, students majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly successful in the job market.

(A) majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly
(B) who major in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are becoming more and more
(C) who majored in specialized areas such as those of finance and marketing are being increasingly
(D) who major in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming more and more
(E) having majored in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are being increasingly

thanks..

IMO B) ... like does not fit so A) and D) are out. majored, having majored does not make sense so E) and C) are out.
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16 Nov 2008, 04:56
BuddaBelly wrote:
As business grows more complex, students majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly successful in the job market.

(A) majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly
(B) who major in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are becoming more and more
(C) who majored in specialized areas such as those of finance and marketing are being increasingly
(D) who major in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming more and more
(E) having majored in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are being increasingly

thanks..

For examples, you need "such as"

A : like - eliminate
B : such as - correct
C : being - eliminate
D : like - eliminate
E : having - eliminate
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Re: SC - OG Verbal Review #105 [#permalink]

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17 Nov 2008, 15:07
Hi guys,

IMO B

(A) majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly wordy
(B) who major in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are becoming more and more it could be, hold
(C) who majored in specialized areas such as those of finance and marketing are being increasingly being
(D) who major in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming more and more it could be, hold
(E) having majored in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are being increasingly being

Between B and D, I prefer B because of the use of "such as" insted of "like"

OA?

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Re: SC - OG Verbal Review #105 [#permalink]

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18 Nov 2008, 01:15
B again.
" students who major " is correct.
D unnecessarily uses the present perfect when simple present will do.
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18 Nov 2008, 01:29
students who major is correct and correct idiom such......as

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