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<< Being a Sunday, the library was closed. >>

(A) Being a Sunday, the library was closed

(B) It being a Sunday, the library was closed

(C) The library, being a Sunday, was closed.

(D) Since it was a Sunday, library was closed.

(E) The library was closed, being a Sunday.
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Lola ,

1. state the source of the question.
2. please underline the incorrect part of the sentence.
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I dont think B is the correct answer. D is clear and straight.

Can someone please provide their views?
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D is in fact correct ... "since" is like a conjunction.


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It looks like both B and D are not for 100% correct. In D we need the before library, whereas in B I'd prefer semicolon ; instead of comma
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<< Being a Sunday, the library was closed. >>

(A) Being a Sunday, the library was closed

(B) It being a Sunday, the library was closed

(C) The library, being a Sunday, was closed.

(D) Since it was a Sunday, library was closed.

(E) The library was closed, being a Sunday.


Sorry, gang: this question in no way resembles a real GMAT question, and I don't think it's worth your time. If you absolutely force me to pick an answer, I'd go with (D) -- which makes the OA incorrect. But I can't think of a single official question that even vaguely resembles any of these.

If you like grammar and you're curious about the pronoun in the phrase "it was a Sunday", check out the discussion of non-referential pronouns in this thread: https://gmatclub.com/forum/for-those-wh ... it=raining
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<< Being a Sunday, the library was closed. >>

(A) Being a Sunday, the library was closed
Subject is missing .... What being a sunday?

(B) It being a Sunday, the library was closed
A pronoun/noun (subject) is required before being. IT refers to TODAY here.

(C) The library, being a Sunday, was closed.
The library is not sunday

(D) Since it was a Sunday, library was closed.
The original tone of sentence is not complete past. "Being a sunday" means today being a sunday

(E) The library was closed, being a Sunday.
being a sunday wrongly modifies the first part of sentence.

Correct answer is "B".
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New post 25 Apr 2017, 22:18
Terabyte wrote:
It looks like both B and D are not for 100% correct. In D we need the before library, whereas in B I'd prefer semicolon ; instead of comma
We should not put a semicolon there. It being a Sunday is not a (finite) clause.

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Sorry, gang: this question in no way resembles a real GMAT question, and I don't think it's worth your time. If you absolutely force me to pick an answer, I'd go with (D) -- which makes the OA incorrect. But I can't think of a single official question that even vaguely resembles any of these.

If you like grammar and you're curious about the pronoun in the phrase "it was a Sunday", check out the discussion of non-referential pronouns in this thread: https://gmatclub.com/forum/for-those-wh ... it=raining
I'd have to disagree with you here. Why do you think that D is better than B?

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Is this a valid question?
I don't think so. The correct option is super awkward.
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