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# In 1933 the rubber, clothing, and shipbuilding industries

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1. 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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01 Nov 2005, 07:40
"seemingly" is better than "seeming", and so (A), (B), and (C) are ruled out.

Between (D) and (E), (D) is better as it correctly uses "not as X, but as Y".

I vote for (D).
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01 Nov 2005, 12:57
D for me too.

A, B and C were eliminated because D & E had shorter things. Also the industries itself should be incapable of "believing" - that's anthropomorphic behavior foisted on the industries.

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01 Nov 2005, 14:28
yup ...

seemingly is correct..... you need an adverb to deal with adjective permanent.

more over not as...... but as is the right construction...

So OA is indeed D. good job.
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01 Nov 2005, 14:45
well...I was lost on this one so I tried POE...came to D since it did not have any errors as such...

C--out, cause "a" in the end does'nt coorelate with "an" in the un-underlined part
B-believing it...a seeming...just doesnt make sense...
E-- what is "it" refering to industries, workday?
A--again I dont like the believe it a seeming construction...

D it is...though GMAT777 got it right...

but as is better than not as..

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01 Nov 2005, 22:53
D and E are incorrect since the idiomatic form is "not as X as Y"

B is incorrect since "instead of" is a preposition and we require a conjunction, i.e. "rather than + clause"

C is just wordy and awkward.

I believe the correct answer is A.

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01 Nov 2005, 22:55
Opps. I missed the "not as .... but as." Therefore the correct answer is D.

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