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# In 1933 the rubber, clothing, and shipbuilding industries

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352. In 1933 the rubber, clothing, and shipbuilding industries put into effect a six-hour workday,believing it a seeming permanent accommodation rather than a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was an economy made overproductive by advances in technology.
(A) believing it a seeming permanent accommodation rather than a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was
(B) believing it a seeming permanent accommodation instead of a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was
(C) believing that it was not a temporary expedient but a seeming permanent accommodation to what many observers thought of as a
(D) not as a temporary expedient but as a seemingly permanent accommodation to what many observers thought was
(E) not as a temporary expedient but believing it a seemingly permanent accommodation for what many observers thought
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15 Oct 2007, 12:58
I would go with D

A B C seem to have pronoun errors..

D seems the most logical one.

what's the OA?

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15 Oct 2007, 17:43
They`re all wrong.

Agree

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16 Oct 2007, 01:00
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352. In 1933 the rubber, clothing, and shipbuilding industries put into effect a six-hour workday,believing it a seeming permanent accommodation rather than a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was an economy made overproductive by advances in technology.
(A) believing it a seeming permanent accommodation rather than a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was
(B) believing it a seeming permanent accommodation instead of a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was
(C) believing that it was not a temporary expedient but a seeming permanent accommodation to what many observers thought of as a
(D) not as a temporary expedient but as a seemingly permanent accommodation to what many observers thought was
(E) not as a temporary expedient but believing it a seemingly permanent accommodation for what many observers thought

I say D simply because the others have "it" in them.

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16 Oct 2007, 09:25
while i was doing this question, ididn't noticed that "seemingly" is needed here,an adverb, instead of seeming so it is between d and e.
and i think Dis idomatically correct.
also OA is D

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. In 1933 the rubber, clothing, and shipbuilding
industries put into effect a six-hour workday,
believing it a seeming permanent accommodation
rather than a temporary expedient for what many
observers thought was

(A) believing it a seeming permanent accommoda-
tion rather than a temporary expedient for
what many observers thought was
(B) believing it a seeming permanent accommoda-
tion instead of a temporary expedient for
what many observers thought was
(C) believing that it was not a temporary expedient
but a seeming permanent accommodation to
what many observers thought of as a
(D) not as a temporary expedient but as a seem-
ingly permanent accommodation to what
many observers thought was
(E) not as a temporary expedient but believing it a
seemingly permanent accommodation for
what many observers thought

tough one ...didnr get it.
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08 Dec 2010, 21:41
Not sure how it can be D. These industries made a move... believing it to be... Removing "believing" alters the meaning in my opinion. Would go for C.
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. In 1933 the rubber, clothing, and shipbuilding
industries put into effect a six-hour workday,
believing it a seeming permanent accommodation
rather than a temporary expedient for what many
observers thought was

(A) believing it a seeming permanent accommoda-
tion rather than a temporary expedient for
what many observers thought was - Two Problems - Believe something to be or Believe that is the correct idiom. And Seeming verbal form isn't correct. Seemingly is the adverb to be used.Seemingly modifies Adjective Premanent which inturn modifies Noun accomodation .
Adverb + Adjective + Noun is correct usage here as per author's sense.

(B) believing it a seeming permanent accommoda-
tion instead of a temporary expedient for
what many observers thought was - Same reason as above. Moreover, rather than is preferred in GMAT.

(C) believing that it was not a temporary expedient
but a seeming permanent accommodation to
what many observers thought of as a - Tense issue. Past tense not required.

(D) not as a temporary expedient but as a seem-
ingly [/color]permanent accommodation to what
many observers thought was - Hold. Correct use of Adverb.Hence D OA.

(E) not as a temporary expedient but believing it a
seemingly permanent accommodation for
what many observers thought - Parallelism problem. Not as .. But as. Eliminate.

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09 Dec 2010, 22:21
hmmm sounds like a C

Can someone explain?
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Two things are tested here.

1. Seeming permanent accommodation – an adjective modifying another adjective is grammatically wrong. A, B and C are gone. D and E survive first round

2. In the use of correlative conjunctions such as not…. but, llism has to be maintained. D does it perfectly well by using not as … but as. E fails to maintain llism, by saying not as …. but believing. So E falls by the wayside

D is the one.
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10 Dec 2010, 09:35
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Two things are tested here.

1. Seeming permanent accommodation – an adjective modifying another adjective is grammatically wrong. A, B and C are gone. D and E survive first round

2. In the use of correlative conjunctions such as not…. but, llism has to be maintained. D does it perfectly well by using not as … but as. E fails to maintain llism, by saying not as …. but believing. So E falls by the wayside

D is the one.

This is pretty much how I came to D as well.
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It has to be D. That is the only one grammatically accurate.

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11 Dec 2010, 05:02
Firstly ,
Seeming cannot be used as an adjective for accomodation but as an adverb for permanent.
So we come to D and E
In E,
Firstly , what comes after BUT is not parallel to what comes before BUT.
Secondly,Accomodation for an economy has been used
I need to clarify the usage of "accomodation to " and "accomodation for"
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11 Dec 2010, 05:07
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Firstly ,
Seeming cannot be used as an adjective for accomodation but as an adverb for permanent.
So we come to D and E
In E,
Firstly , what comes after BUT is not parallel to what comes before BUT.
Secondly,Accomodation for an economy has been used
I need to clarify the usage of "accomodation to " and "accomodation for"

At a second glance , i realized that there is something else wrong with E , too.Beliving it is incorrect.Believing it to be is appropriate
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I had somebody request an explanation of "accommodate for" and "accommodate to"

Here, we are using "accommodation" to mean "adapt" or "compromise" and thus we need "accommodate to."

You'd use "for" if you were using "accommodations" to mean "living arrangements":

"Do you have any available accommodations for me and my family?"
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I had somebody request an explanation of "accommodate for" and "accommodate to"

Here, we are using "accommodation" to mean "adapt" or "compromise" and thus we need "accommodate to."

You'd use "for" if you were using "accommodations" to mean "living arrangements":

"Do you have any available accommodations for me and my family?"

Thanks a lot for the clarification on such subtle differences
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352. In 1933 the rubber, clothing, and shipbuilding industries put into effect a six-hour workday,believing it a seeming permanent accommodation rather than a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was an economy made overproductive by advances in technology.

(A) believing it a seeming permanent accommodation rather than a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was
(B) believing it a seeming permanent accommodation instead of a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was
(C) believing that it was not a temporary expedient but a seeming permanent accommodation to what many observers thought of as a
(D) not as a temporary expedient but as a seemingly permanent accommodation to what many observers thought was
(E) not as a temporary expedient but believing it a seemingly permanent accommodation for what many observers thought

"not as a temporary expedient but as a seemingly permanent accommodation to what many observers thought was an economy made overproductive by advances in technology."

How can a complete sentence, the bold part of the sentence above, be located after "to"?

This question might sound stupid, but it is hard for me, who is a non-native speaker, to understand the sentence structure.

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07 Mar 2012, 18:43
Check out the following post:(reply or MichaelS about acceptable uses of what)

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Bumping an old thread , nice question

(A) believing it a seeming permanent accommodation rather than a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was
Seeming( adjective) incorrectly modifies the noun accommodation, whereas it actually should modify the adjective permanent. To do so, seeming should be changed to adverb seemingly..

(B) believing it a seeming permanent accommodation instead of a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was
Same as A,

(C) believing that it was not a temporary expedient but a seeming permanent accommodation to what many observers thought of as a
same as A, moreover, thought of as a shows redundancy, thought was is concise.

(D) not as a temporary expedient but as a seemingly permanent accommodation to what many observers thought was CORRECT

(E) not as a temporary expedient but believing it a seemingly permanent accommodation for what many observers thought
parallelism error, the highlighted parts are not parallel
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I would go with D

A B C seem to have pronoun errors..

D seems the most logical one.

what's the OA?

Answer is correct, below is my explanation;

352. In 1933 the rubber, clothing, and shipbuilding industries put into effect a six-hour workday, believing it a seeming permanent accommodation rather than a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was an economy made overproductive by advances in technology.
(A) believingit a seeming permanent accommodation rather than a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was
(B) believing it a seeming permanent accommodation instead of a temporary expedient for what many observers thought was
(C) believing that it was not a temporary expedient but aseeming permanent accommodation to what many observers thought of as a
(D) not as a temporary expedient but as a seemingly permanent accommodation to what many observers thought was
(E) not as a temporary expedient but believing it a seemingly permanent accommodation for what many observers thought

So, only D has used only one expression i.e. seeminngly.. (seeming and believing together in sentence makes it redundant.)

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