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# Cooperative apartment houses have the peculiar distinction

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226.Cooperative apartment houses have the peculiar distinction of being dwellings that must also operate as businesses.

(A) of being dwellings that must also operate as businesses
(B) of dwellings that must also operate like business
(C) that they are dwellings that must operate like business
(D) that, as dwellings, they must also operate like businesses
(E) to be a dwelling that must also operate as a business
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04 Jan 2010, 12:08
I would pick B. What's the correct answer?
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04 Jan 2010, 12:54
distinction of being is correct usage, will go with A. Being is not redundant here, it adds to the meaning of the sentence.
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04 Jan 2010, 20:56
Yes its true that most of the material ask to avoid sentences with word 'being' present but in this sc question OA answer is 'A'.

I am quite in dilemma over 'being' usage now.I have my GMAT on coming 9th Jan
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18 Jul 2010, 06:22
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business / businesses. Eliminates all but A and D. D has a problem with comparison.

(D) that, as dwellings, they must also operate like businesses
If the intent of D is to compare Cooperative apartment houses w/ dwellings then it should use "like". Because like compares nouns.

2 observations in A -
"of being dwellings" modifies distinction. One

Second. we are comparing the mode of operation. So "as" is to used

dwellings that must also operate as businesses [operate] ----> As compares actions.

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18 Jul 2010, 12:35
I narrowed it to A and D but did not understand how to differentiate.

good explanation nusmavrik.
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29 Sep 2010, 12:00
not an easy one.
any more thoughts?
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30 Sep 2010, 08:50
A... but i would really like to see a very detailed comparision of A and D if someone can
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21 Dec 2011, 07:32
A

because .....as a business (does ) is correct comparison.
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226.Cooperative apartment houses have the peculiar distinction of being dwellings
that must also operate as businesses
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(A) of being dwellings that must also operate as businesses
(B) of dwellings that must also operate like business
(C) that they are dwellings that must operate like business
(D) that, as dwellings, they must also operate like businesses
(E) to be a dwelling that must also operate as a business

Please explain the answer for the above one.
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This sentence cannot use "like" to express the comparison. So, we have to use "as" to express the function. Between choice A and E. Choice A is more prefer. Choice E, "to be" makes nonsense.
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vinayaksatapute wrote:
226.Cooperative apartment houses have the peculiar distinction of being dwellings
that must also operate as businesses
.
(A) of being dwellings that must also operate as businesses
(B) of dwellings that must also operate like business
(C) that they are dwellings that must operate like business
(D) that, as dwellings, they must also operate like businesses
(E) to be a dwelling that must also operate as a business

Please explain the answer for the above one.
Thanks.

This sentence cannot use "like" to express the comparison. So, we have to use "as" to express the function. Between choice A and E. Choice A is more prefer. Choice E, "to be" makes nonsense.

doubt over the usage of like & as
i think "like" will be used here because "as" is used to compare to clauses .but "businesses" and "apartment" are nouns .Hence "like" should be used .
Any clarifications?
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06 Jan 2012, 11:20
tuanquang269 wrote:
vinayaksatapute wrote:
226.Cooperative apartment houses have the peculiar distinction of being dwellings
that must also operate as businesses
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(A) of being dwellings that must also operate as businesses
(B) of dwellings that must also operate like business
(C) that they are dwellings that must operate like business
(D) that, as dwellings, they must also operate like businesses
(E) to be a dwelling that must also operate as a business

Please explain the answer for the above one.
Thanks.

This sentence cannot use "like" to express the comparison. So, we have to use "as" to express the function. Between choice A and E. Choice A is more prefer. Choice E, "to be" makes nonsense.

can you explain a bit more: why as not like?
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06 Jan 2012, 22:55
+1 for B,I do not think being is good in A.
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07 Jan 2012, 23:03
What is wrong with C, 'A' has being
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226.Cooperative apartment houses have the peculiar distinction of being dwellings
that must also operate as businesses.
(A) of being dwellings that must also operate as businesses
(B) of dwellings that must also operate like business
(C) that they are dwellings that must operate like business
(D) that, as dwellings, they must also operate like businesses
(E) to be a dwelling that must also operate as a business

like can be used to compare nouns ..initially i thought D was good ..but closely analysing i see that it should be like dwellings because they both eare nouns and the second part should be as business . so there seems to be some error with D . option A is the answer !!
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11 Jan 2012, 00:01
+1 A
like is wrongly used in B C n D
in E HOUSES(plural) compared to A DWELLING(singular)
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will go with choice A, as D has a comparison issue...and all other answer choices have a S-V disagreement....
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A goes the best some awesome explanations above.
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A for me. This is one of those rare questions in which being is correct.

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A for me. This is one of those rare questions in which being is correct.

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A good question which teaches us the usage of the 'Always incorrect-Being' in its noun form.
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