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# lt;< Being a Sunday, the library was closed. >>

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<< Being a Sunday, the library was closed. >>

(A) Being a Sunday, the library was closed

(B) It being a Sunday, the library was closed

(C) The library, being a Sunday, was closed.

(D) Since it was a Sunday, library was closed.

(E) The library was closed, being a Sunday.
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10 Nov 2004, 07:07
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B for me.

I narrow down my choices to B and D.
However, I felt there was a 'the' necessary before 'library' in D.
So went for B.

But what does 'it' indicate in B.
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10 Nov 2004, 06:54
This doesn't look like a typical GMAT question, where did you get this question?. There seems to be a problem with every answer choice. Among the choices E seems to be least awkward.
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10 Nov 2004, 11:04
sumit7511 wrote:
<< Being a Sunday, the library was closed. >>

(A) Being a Sunday, the library was closed

(B) It being a Sunday, the library was closed

(C) The library, being a Sunday, was closed.

(D) Since it was a Sunday, library was closed.

(E) The library was closed, being a Sunday.

I vote for "D". clear, concise and grammatically correct.

"since" is a subordinating conjuction that introduce dependent clause - "it was a sunday" and join this dependent clause with an independent clause - "library was closed".
Besides, it uses the same simple past tense throughout.

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10 Nov 2004, 11:05
I'll go with D..

all the other choices sound as if to suggest that the "library was sunday" and therefore closed.

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14 Nov 2004, 04:22
The OA is B , this is from Crack-Gmat .
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14 Nov 2004, 08:26
'B' is definitely wrong becos of the pronoun 'it' - What does it refer to? I think it is better to avoid Crack-Gmat

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15 Nov 2004, 10:29
sumit7511 wrote:
<< Being a Sunday, the library was closed. >>

(A) Being a Sunday, the library was closed

(B) It being a Sunday, the library was closed

(C) The library, being a Sunday, was closed.

(D) Since it was a Sunday, library was closed.

(E) The library was closed, being a Sunday.

I'll go with D. Dunno how can the OA be B. Choice B makes it sound as if "library" is Sunday. "being" and "was" also dont match. Plus, we try to avoid "being" as much as possible.
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08 Jul 2015, 06:35
ruhi wrote:
sumit7511 wrote:
<< Being a Sunday, the library was closed. >>

(A) Being a Sunday, the library was closed

(B) It being a Sunday, the library was closed

(C) The library, being a Sunday, was closed.

(D) Since it was a Sunday, library was closed.

(E) The library was closed, being a Sunday.

I'll go with D. Dunno how can the OA be B. Choice B makes it sound as if "library" is Sunday. "being" and "was" also dont match. Plus, we try to avoid "being" as much as possible.

Opening the old thread to get the input from experts.

I am inclined toward D because there is a cause-effect relationship clearly mentioned. Please advice.

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20 Apr 2017, 05:02
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A small note about the use of being. Being is acceptable in two situations, namely, first, when it is part of a substantive noun and when that noun is followed by a verb and second when being is used in a passive voice.

Examples: 1. Being unduly chauvinistic or jingoistic will lead to disharmony.

2. GMAT can be fairly confidently attempted anyone, it the course is being pursued with diligence

In all other instances, especially when 'being' is used as a modifier, it is redundant and incorrect.

Being a Sunday, the library was closed.

(A) Being a Sunday, the library was closed -- Being modifies the library and absurdly means that Sunday is a library.

(B) It being a Sunday, the library was closed -- the same issue as in A.

(C) The library, being a Sunday, was closed. -- Being modifies the Library.

(D) Since it was a Sunday, library was closed.-- The only somewhat sensible

(E) The library was closed, being a Sunday. -the modifier modifies the library's closure.

This question is awful and more pointedly it is tagged a 700 level question.The four choices other than D including the supposedly correct choice B fail by the same modifier foul.
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