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Being able to predict the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.


(A) Being able to predict the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

(B) The capability for predicting the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

(C) The ability to predict the rise and fall of the interest rate would allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

(D) The ability for predicting the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits

(E) The ability for predicting the rise and fall of the interest rate would allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

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(A) Being able to predict the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

WRONG: Incorrect use of 'being'

(B) The capability for predicting the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

WRONG: capability for predicting is wrong.

(C) The ability to predict the rise and fall of the interest rate would allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

CORRECT: Correct use of ability to predict. Parallel verbs. Look best option with no fault.



(D) The ability for predicting the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

WRONG: Same as B

(E) The ability for predicting the rise and fall of the interest rate would allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

WRONG: same as B and D


my answer is C

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UdayPratapSingh99 wrote:
(A) Being able to predict the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

WRONG: Incorrect use of 'being'




Hello UdayPratapSingh99

could you please explain, why do you think that "being" is wrong in (A)?
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Hello

could you please explain, why do you think that "being" is wrong in (A)?[/quote]

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'Being ' is used for continuous occurrence for for a period. It shouldn't be used in place of 'because of'.

Remember this fact, and you'll be able to avoid many trap in the real GMAT, as it is very commonly used trap in GMAT.


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Bunuel wrote:
Being able to predict the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.


(A) Being able to predict the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

(B) The capability for predicting the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

(C) The ability to predict the rise and fall of the interest rate would allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

(D) The ability for predicting the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits

(E) The ability for predicting the rise and fall of the interest rate would allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

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UdayPratapSingh99 wrote:
(A) Being able to predict the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

WRONG: Incorrect use of 'being'

Hello UdayPratapSingh99

could you please explain, why do you think that "being" is wrong in (A)?

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Hi GKomoku
'Being ' is used for continuous occurrence for for a period. It shouldn't be used in place of 'because of'.

Remember this fact, and you'll be able to avoid many trap in the real GMAT, as it is very commonly used trap in GMAT.

UdayPratapSingh99 and GKomoku

The use of the word "being" is difficult, no doubt.

In this instance, the use of "being" in option A is grammatically correct.
Being is not used only for continuous occurrence over (?) a period of time.

Being is a gerund (a verbING)—a noun.

Being able to predict = having the ability to predict

Correct: Having the instruments to predict tornadoes is crucial to meteorologists who work in "Tornado Alley."
Correct: Swimming in the ocean is a challenge.
Correct: Being afraid of heights is normal.
Correct: Being irresponsible on social media could create a problem for aspiring politicians whose every word could be scrutinized.

Take a look at this official question about how business executives should conduct themselves, for example.

Similarly, take a look at this GMAT Prep question about Charles Lindbergh.
Nothing is wrong with the use of "being" in option D in that question; Option D is wrong for other reasons.
The immediately preceding sentence is a big hint.

Hope that helps.
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In this instance, the use of "being" in option A is grammatically correct.


generis that's what I wanted to hear, thank you ;)
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Being able to predict the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.


(A) Being able to predict the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

(B) The capability for predicting the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

(C) The ability to predict the rise and fall of the interest rate would allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.

(D) The ability for predicting the rise and fall of the interest rate could allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits

(E) The ability for predicting the rise and fall of the interest rate would allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.


Going with C . It relays the information clearly !
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Is C wrong because the focus is on the wrong subject? The ability doesn't allow us make solid investments, but HAVING the ability does?
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I narrowed down the answer choices to A and C since both are idiomatically correct. Imo, C is incorrect because it says "would" and that changes the meaning of the sentence. Being able to predict the interest rate could (potentially) and not would (definitely) allow us to make solid investments and reap enormous profits.
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