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# Being only a quarter of Axleton's total sales force, the

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Being only a quarter of Axleton's total sales force, the Carlton regional office generated the majority of sales nationwide.

A)Being
B)With
C)As
D)Although accounting for
E)Having

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Updated on: 18 Jun 2011, 07:45
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Here is a similar OG 10 problem. The official answer is E i,e Although accounting for

With only 5 percent of the world's population, United States citizens consume 28 percent of its nonrenewable resources, drive more than one-third of its automobiles, and use 21 times more water per capita than Europeans do.

(A) With
(B) As
(C) Being
(D) Despite having
(E) Although accounting for
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22 Jun 2011, 17:36
The sentence only makes sense if there is a contrast present. The word "Although" helps establish that contrast.

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07 Sep 2011, 12:00
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Being only a quarter of Axleton's total sales force, the Carlton regional office generated the majority of sales nationwide.

A)Being
B)With
C)As
D)Although accounting for
E)Having

*note: 'Being' is seldom correct in GMAT.
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07 Sep 2011, 13:24
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Being only a quarter of Axleton's total sales force, the Carlton regional office generated the majority of sales nationwide.

A)Being
B)With
C)As
D)Although accounting for
E)Having

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Confused between option (b)With and D)Although accounting for
Can anyone explain why (b)With is incorrect?

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07 Sep 2011, 13:37
IMO B.

although accounting for is wordy!

Can someone explain why "with" in wrong in this sentence?

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07 Sep 2011, 19:58
+1 for D.

The contrast here is even though the Carlton office has only 1/4 of the total staff of the company, it generates majority (maximum) sales.

"With" does not indicate any contrast and hence is incorrect.

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07 Sep 2011, 21:37
"With" only a quarter of Axleton's total sales force, the Carlton regional office generated the majority of sales nationwide

I think the above statement would mean something like this,
Carlton regional office had a greater sales force but opted to work only with a quarter of it

whereas the meaning that makes sense is, the Carlton office actually accounted for only 1/4th of the total sales force

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Only in the sentence is trying to contrast the two companies...
so D is the only option which shows the contrast
B fails to contrast the two
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08 Sep 2011, 08:59
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Being only a quarter of Axleton's total sales force, the Carlton regional office generated the majority of sales nationwide.

A)Being
B)With
C)As
D)Although accounting for
E)Having

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D. The first part of the sentence should establish contrast with the second part. Although fits the bill.
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08 Sep 2011, 11:19
as previously stated, I would also say that contrast is needed for the intended effect of the sentence and "Although" is the choice that creates this contrast. +1 for D
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10 Jan 2012, 04:36
I chose B but for contrast Although is better!
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13 May 2013, 22:34
Can someone explain this question.. Confused between B,D and E. Though D sounds better...
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14 May 2013, 02:36
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Can someone explain this question.. Confused between B,D and E. Though D sounds better...

Being only a quarter of Axleton's total sales force, the Carlton regional office generated the majority of sales nationwide.

A)Being
B)With
C)As
D)Although accounting for
E)Having

Hey fozzy, as we can see that the sentence contains only, this means that it is having lesser workforce compared to some else workforce, hence we need to use comparison in this case, so only D is the option left.
Did that help?
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08 Jun 2013, 00:57
I picked D too, but I think D is the best of the worsts.

Although + Verb-ing (gerund) is not formal-written in GMAT. The correct structure should be "Although + Subject + verb".

Anyone can shed the light on.

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I picked D too, but I think D is the best of the worsts.

Although + Verb-ing (gerund) is not formal-written in GMAT. The correct structure should be "Although + Subject + verb".

Anyone can shed the light on.

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The construct "Although + Verb-ing (gerund)" is used also in official questions.

Do not base your decision on the "structure": "Although + Verb-ing (gerund)" and "Although + Subject + verb" can be both correct.

Ask yourself: what is the correct meaning of the sentence?

All options but D do not convey the correct comparison/contrast or are logically wrong, take A for example:

Being only a quarter of Axleton's total sales force, the Carlton regional office (...). The Carliton is not a quarter of A total sales...
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pqhai wrote:
I picked D too, but I think D is the best of the worsts.

Although + Verb-ing (gerund) is not formal-written in GMAT. The correct structure should be "Although + Subject + verb".

Anyone can shed the light on.

Regards.

The construct "Although + Verb-ing (gerund)" is used also in official questions.

Do not base your decision on the "structure": "Although + Verb-ing (gerund)" and "Although + Subject + verb" can be both correct.

Ask yourself: what is the correct meaning of the sentence?

All options but D do not convey the correct comparison/contrast or are logically wrong, take A for example:

Being only a quarter of Axleton's total sales force, the Carlton regional office (...). The Carliton is not a quarter of A total sales...

Thanks Zarrolou. I realize that I only touch the surface of Sentence Correction. The first and most important thing is Meaning, structure/grammar should be the second priority. In most cases I picked wrong answers because I'm not sure the intended meaning.

Thanks for your confirmation "Although + Verb-ing (gerund)" and "Although + Subject + verb" can be both correct"
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