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# Possessive Gerunds

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30 Aug 2007, 21:09
The nurses went on strike to protest their being overworked
(A) their being overworked
(D) their overworking

Why is D wrong?

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30 Aug 2007, 21:18
nevermind. figured it out.

being is acceptable because an action is being done on the subject.

Danny was imprisoned for 10 years before being exonerated and freed.

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30 Aug 2007, 21:21
Is "being" ever correct in GMAT?

I always see it as always wrong.
Anyone can give OG or GMATprep example of "being" in a correct answer?

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30 Aug 2007, 21:26
bkk145 wrote:
Is "being" ever correct in GMAT?

I always see it as always wrong.
Anyone can give OG or GMATprep example of "being" in a correct answer?

i agree, "being" is a bait used by GMAC

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30 Aug 2007, 21:28
being is almost always wrong. but 700+ scorers need to know the exceptions.

the sentence above is an exception.

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30 Aug 2007, 21:29
bmwhype2 wrote:
being is almost always wrong. but 700+ scorers need to know the exceptions.

the sentence above is an exception.

If you are right, then I am not 700+ scorer...yet
Can you please explain the use of "being" or give a link?
Thank you.

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30 Aug 2007, 21:41
use the search button.

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30 Aug 2007, 21:41
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