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# Simply because they are genetically engineered does not make

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24 Mar 2010, 11:52
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B. because it is genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to
D. being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to

D makes a better choice because in B, the pronoun is used first(before the actual noun).

the use of being is not wrong, but it is usually not preferred. In this case, choice D is a better than choice B.
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22 Jun 2010, 00:18
One question has "being" that made sense.
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22 Jun 2010, 03:33
Isnt "Being" here a gerund and the true verb "engineered"? Why am I wrong in thinking that "Being" is a gerund and the adverb "Simply" modifies the clause "It is genetically enggineered"?
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18 Jul 2010, 04:54
nice one..usage of "being" bothering me
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18 Jul 2010, 06:43
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D does not have "it". Others have. Pronoun abuse is greater evil than being. I guess.
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11 Sep 2010, 04:46
hanumayamma wrote:
Hi quiet888,

In this question, we have two choices:

Simply because or Simply being

"because" acts as conjunction and "being" functions as verb.

So 3-2 split choice narrowed C,D and E.

Hope this helps.

Thanks

I dont agree with that.
An adverb can modify almost everything except nouns.
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18 Oct 2010, 00:45
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I dont agree with that.
An adverb can modify almost everything except nouns.

*a whole clause.
*a verb (He drove slowly. — How did he drive?)
*an adjective (He drove a very fast car. — How fast was his car?)
*another adverb (She moved quite slowly down the aisle. — How slowly did she move?)
As we will see, adverbs often tell when, where, why, or under what conditions something happens or happened. Adverbs frequently end in -ly; however, many words and phrases not ending in -ly serve an adverbial function and an -ly ending is not a guarantee that a word is an adverb. The words lovely, lonely, motherly, friendly, neighborly, for instance, are adjectives.
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18 Oct 2010, 00:47
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Adverbs of manner modify a verb to describe the way the action is done.

EG: She did the work carefully.

('Carefully' modifies the verb to describe the way the work was done, as opposed to quickly, carelessly, etc..)

Adverbs of place show where the action is done.

EG: They live locally.

Adverbs of time show when an action is done, or the duration or frequency.

EG: He did it yesterday. (When)

They are permanently busy. (Duration)

She never does it. (Frequency)

Adverbs of degree increase or decrease the effect of the verb.

EG: I completely agree with you. (This increases the effect of the verb, whereas 'partially' would decrease it.)

An adjective can be modified by an adverb, which precedes the adjective, except 'enough' which comes after.

EG: That's really good.

It was a terribly difficult time for all of us.

It wasn't good enough. ('Enough' comes after the adjective.)

An adverb can modify another. As with adjectives, the adverb precedes the one it is modifying with 'enough' being the exception again.

EG: She did it really well.

He didn't come last night, funnily enough.

Adverbs can modify nouns to indicate time or place.

EG: The concert tomorrow

EG: The room upstairs

Some adverbs of degree can modify noun phrases.

EG: We had quite a good time.

They're such good friends.

Quite; rather; such; what (What a day!) can be used in this way.

ADVERBS MODIFYING DETERMINERS, NUMERALS & PRONOUNS

EG: Almost everybody came in the end.

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18 Oct 2010, 03:12
vitamingmat wrote:
why can not be B here???

for B- see above a post saying:

 In this question, we have two choices:Simply because or Simply being "because" acts as conjunction and "being" functions as verb.

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18 Oct 2010, 06:27
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Simply because they are genetically engineered does not make it any more likely for plants to become an invasive or persistent weed, according to a decade-long study published in the journal Nature.

A) because they are genetically engineered does not make it any more likely for plants to
B) because it is genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to
C) being genetically engineered does not make it any more likely that plants will
D) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to
E) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely that i will

I will go for D too. Grammatically correct and no ambiguity.
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20 Oct 2010, 13:56
nobody has explain yet whats wrong with B.
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14 Nov 2010, 06:23
So your point is that "Simply", which is an adverb, cannot modify "because", which is a conjuction?

I thought that an adverb could modify everything except for nouns.

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nobody has explain yet whats wrong with B.
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21 Dec 2011, 08:29
D
because in all other "it " is ambiguous.
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27 Nov 2013, 22:19
Being: I am still clueless as to when to avoid it and when to use it. I mean I am so confused, I am think I am a Human "Being" no more. Lol.
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03 Jul 2014, 08:08
Can someone explain D vs E

I'm super confused on this question.

I hate BEING
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03 Jul 2014, 09:17
Someone or something is likely "to" do/become something.

Review the following sentences:
A genetically engineered plant is as likely to become an invasive or persistent weed (as is a non-GE plant).
A genetically engineered plant is as likely that it will become an invasive or persistent weed (as is a non-GE plant).

What likelihood are they talking about? -- that of the GE plant's becoming a weed, not of the GE plant itself. D is therefore correct.

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04 Jul 2014, 03:57
1.Being is used when the subject is in kind of a state
2.Because in Cause Effect relationship..

1 is definitely more apt here..D it is
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02 Oct 2014, 07:46
This is very good example as it serves as one of the examples where "being" can be used legitimately. Here "being" is used as a gerund (-ing) and correctly because the sentence is of the for X makes ....., here X must be a noun structure. This rule rules out option A and B. C is out for SVA error and E is unnecessarily wordy and ackward.
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06 Oct 2014, 23:01
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This one really vexed me especially B Vs D.
Below if what I figured out, after some Google.Sharing it with the fraternity:
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Simply because they are genetically engineered does not make it any more likely for plants to become an invasive or persistent weed, according to a decade-long study published in the journal Nature.

1: The non underlined part "an invasive or persistent weed" need to refer a singular noun => a plant.

A) because they are genetically engineered does not make it any more likely for plants to
B) because it is genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to
C) being genetically engineered does not make it any more likely that plants will
D) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to
>>Correct. Being used here as a Gerund.
E) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely that it will

Quick Notes from Manhattan forum:
#1
Basically, there are 3 things in the world that can be subjects of a verb:
1/ nouns,
2/ pronouns, and
3/ clauses with "that" in front of them.

I'll assume #1 and #2 are self-explanatory.
An example of #3 is "That you were on time was a surprise to everyone". In that sentence, the entire italicized thing is the subject.

#2:
you can't say "because SUBJECT VERB ... is ...". this sentence is trying to use "(simply) because it is genetically engineered" as a subject.
in fact, you cannot use ANY clause starting with a conjunction (either a coordinating or subordinating conjunction -- look these up if you need to refresh yourself on what they are) as a subject.

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12 Jul 2015, 14:05
A and B are wrong for a basic yet subtle reason: they don't have a noun (or word(s) that can function as a noun) for the word "does".
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... tml#p18303
However, CDE fix this mistake, since the gerund "being" can function as a noun. Oh the joys of SC!
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