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# In 1933 the rubber, clothing, and shipbuilding industries

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In 1933 the rubber, clothing, and shipbuilding industries [#permalink]

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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 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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Re: SC - Rubber industry [#permalink]

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04 Oct 2005, 20:15
rahulraao wrote:
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

D for me on this one! I certainly don't and can't point out why I chose this, but "seemingly" was one of the cue words for me.

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Re: SC - Rubber industry [#permalink]

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04 Oct 2005, 21:27
D. seeming is not correct. the correct one is seemingly.

also not x but y is the idiom the sentence needs.

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04 Oct 2005, 21:41
(A) 'seeming permanent accommodation' is awkward

(B) - 'instead' is not appropriate

(C) - 'was' is the wrong tense

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

(E) - definitely out. Awkward phrasing.

D for me.

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05 Oct 2005, 15:03
Please explain what is wrong with A

Also can some one please explain me the difference in the usages of

Rather than / instead of with examples. I always get confued b/w them.

Thanks

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05 Oct 2005, 15:05
ywilfred wrote:
(A) 'seeming permanent accommodation' is awkward

(B) - 'instead' is not appropriate

(C) - 'was' is the wrong tense

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

(E) - definitely out. Awkward phrasing.

D for me.

Hi ywilfred,

Can you please explain why the phrase is an awkward construction in A and not awkward in D ?

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26 Jul 2007, 11:44
hkm_gmat wrote:
ywilfred wrote:
(A) 'seeming permanent accommodation' is awkward

(B) - 'instead' is not appropriate

(C) - 'was' is the wrong tense

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

(E) - definitely out. Awkward phrasing.

D for me.

Hi ywilfred,

Can you please explain why the phrase is an awkward construction in A and not awkward in D ?

believe is a thinking verb. it must be folowed by THAT.

he believes that the sun revolves around the moon.

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