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# In 1933 the rubber, clothing, and shipbuilding industries put into eff

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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

Originally posted by nehanishika on 15 Oct 2007, 10:49.
Last edited by Bunuel on 03 Oct 2018, 01:20, edited 1 time in total.
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15 Oct 2007, 11:58
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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Updated on: 10 Dec 2010, 03:25
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ajit257 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

(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.

I believe this will do justice.

Originally posted by amit2k9 on 08 Dec 2010, 23:23.
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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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13 Dec 2010, 06:34
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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07 Mar 2012, 17:43
Check out the following post:(reply or MichaelS about acceptable uses of what)

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25 Sep 2012, 18:23
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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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03 Oct 2018, 01:17
nehanishika wrote:
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

Hi generis

Kindly underline the highlighted part

Thanks!
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03 Oct 2018, 01:20
gmat1393 wrote:
nehanishika wrote:
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

Hi generis

Kindly underline the highlighted part

Thanks!

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Fixed. Thank you.
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