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Split1) Comparison. Word "such as" implies examples. Word "like" implies comparison. In this sentence the intend is to give examples. A and D are out.

Split2) Verb. "being" vs "becoming". I don’t like when I see the verb "being" I think this is a Gmat red flag. Please correct me if I am wrong. C and E are out.

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Although i understand the analysis provided for the question. could you please throw more light on usage of "having" in sentence correction please ?


Your question is too generic, but I would try to explain at least one important correct use of "having": the perfect participle (in many of the cases "having" is considered wrong by a number of candidates without much analysis, but this could be used as a trap by the question writers):

The structure present participle "having" + past participle any verb is used to depict a task / action that has already been completed by someone before some other task / action is taken up.

Having completed my homework, I went out to play.... correct.

The perfect participle modifier (e.g., having completed my homework) is just a type of present participle modifier (used to depict a completed task) and hence follows the standard rules of present participle modifier.

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124. 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


Using process of elimination and cancelling out option with 'being' we are left with A B and D in option A like is not used correctly since to give examples such as should be used
so we can remove A nd D and are left with only B,which is the correct answer.

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yashrakhiani wrote:
its D, that goes without saying



Hi Everyone,

What would be the difference between "Students Majoring in X and Y grow in their career" and "Students who majored in X and Y grow in their career".
Kindly Explain.


IMHO there is no difference in the above two statements.
"Students Majoring in X and Y grow in their career" the highlighted phrase acts as a modifier here to specify aboud the 'kind' of students we're talking about

"Students who majored in X and Y grow in their career". here 'who', a relative pronoun, connects the students with rest of the sentence.

In the question the major problem is with the use of 'like' and wrong tense.
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Why we replaced 'majoring' with 'who major' ?
The modifier 'majoring' was correctly modifying noun 'studnets'.

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Why we replaced 'majoring' with 'who major' ?
The modifier 'majoring' was correctly modifying noun 'studnets'.


We rejected A not because of this distinction but because of the one highlighted below:

(A) majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly
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Why we replaced 'majoring' with 'who major' ?
The modifier 'majoring' was correctly modifying noun 'studnets'.

We rejected A not because of this distinction but because of the one highlighted below:

(A) majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly

As noted by abhimahna, a "such as" construction should be used to introduce examples, not "like". Also, the use of the present perfect progressive (have been becoming) is unnecessary because we are not emphasizing the duration of that action. For example, it would make more sense to say, "Students have been becoming increasingly successful in the job market since 1990," where the tense emphasizes the duration. As in choice (B), the present progressive is sufficient to convey the meaning and less wordy.
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In answer choice b it says who major in specialized areas a finance and marketing. It is unclear because how can students major as finance and marketing.

I thought the correct answer choice should have been who major in such specialized areas such as .... but the only choice that has that structure is C

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In answer choice b it says who major in specialized areas a finance and marketing. It is unclear because how can students major as finance and marketing.

I thought the correct answer choice should have been who major in such specialized areas such as .... but the only choice that has that structure is C


"As" can be used in the meaning "in the role of" (as you mentioned), but in option B so is not the case. There is "such" before "specialized areas" (you missed it)- this is a valid construction. It is not required that "such" and "as" be together.

in SUCH specialized areas AS finance and marketing = in specialized areas SUCH AS finance and marketing

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B sounds right, but how can students who still need to major, already become more and more successful in the job market?
To become more successful in the job market, int hat particular area, you already need to be done studying, right?
Therefor B and D should be out.

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B is Correct - In this sentence, major and are becoming are present-tense verbs; such . . . as is the preferred form for introducing examples
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B sounds right, but how can students who still need to major, already become more and more successful in the job market?
To become more successful in the job market, int hat particular area, you already need to be done studying, right?
Therefor B and D should be out.



Hello MaximD,

I would be glad to help you out with this one. :-)

The sentence intends to say that certain kind of students are becoming successful in the job market? What kind of students are they?

They are the students who major in finance and marketing. So this part of the sentence presents general information about the students. General information are stated in simple tense verbs.

The structure who major... does not imply that they are still studying. The expression implies that these students choose finance or marketing as their major subject.


Hope this helps. :-)
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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


The correct idiom is "such x as y"

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(A) majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly- like incorrect, those incorrect??
(B) who major in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are becoming more and more=> correct and concise -
(C) who majored in specialized areas such as those of finance and marketing are being increasingly- those?? incorrect
(D) who major in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming more and more- like incorrect , those?? incorrect
(E) having majored in such specialized areas as finance and marketing are being increasingly=> passive incorrect
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