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As the information technology field matures, programmers specializing in particular niches like those of web design and application development have been becoming increasingly marketable to firms that currently outsource projects to boutique contractors.


(A) specializing in particular niches like those of web design and application development have been becoming increasingly

(B) who specialize in such particular niches as web design and application development are becoming more and more

(C) who specialized in particular niches such as those of web design and application development are being increasingly

(D) who specialize in particular niches like those of web design and application development have been becoming more and more

(E) having specialized in such particular niches as web design and application development are being increasingly


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Originally posted by souvik101990 on 19 Sep 2014, 11:51.
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I am rejecting A and D for using - like - to describe example of niches; C and E are gone for using inappropriate past and present perfect respectively to describe a current trend. In addition E uses the unwarranted-those of-.

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As the information technology field matures, programmers specializing in particular niches like those of web design and application development have been becoming increasingly marketable to firms that currently outsource projects to boutique contractors.

Whole sentence needs to be in simple present tense. No other tenses are preferred.

(A) specializing in particular niches like those of web design and application development have been becoming increasingly-Incorrect for having used present perfect tense

(B) who specialize in such particular niches as web design and application development are becoming more and more

(C) who specialized in particular niches such as those of web design and application development are being increasingly-Incorrect for having used past tense and improper usage of being and increasingly

(D) who specialize in particular niches like those ofweb design and application development have been becoming more and more-Incorrect for having used present perfect tense and like for indicating examples instead of such as

(E) having specialized in such particular niches as web design and application development are being increasingly-Incorrect for having used present perfect tense and being error as in C.
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Can anyone please explain this question @e-gmat?
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Can anyone please explain this question @e-gmat?


A, C, D: The pronoun "those" does not have an antecedent: "web design" and "application development" ARE the niches -hence it is not clear what "those refers to.

E:
The usage "having specialized" is awkward: Within the present participle modifier "having specialized", the use of present perfect (having) is unnecessary.
The usage "are being" is awkward: For a change in state "becoming" is better than " being".

Option B eliminates the above errors and hence is the best answer.
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