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# Simply because they are genetically engineered does not make

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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 it will
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D it is. A,C have SV issues and E is awkward.

Between B and D "because it is genetically engineered" vs "being genetically engineered" I am leaning towards D here after relying on my ear .. +1 for a good question.

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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 it? will

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Ditto.."they" plants are plural..but we have singular weed..A and C and E are out..

B is just very wordy..D is concise

bsd_lover wrote:
D it is. A,C have SV issues and E is awkward.

Between B and D "because it is genetically engineered" vs "being genetically engineered" I am leaning towards D here after relying on my ear .. +1 for a good question.

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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 it? will

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01 May 2008, 10:50
Adverb modifies verbs - eliminate A and B

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 [It cannot refer plural plants – eliminate it]
D) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to [Hold it]
E) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely that it will [It will holds good for predictions, but not for general truths – eliminate it]

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The 'being' thing totally threw me off.
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04 May 2008, 17:28
hanumayamma wrote:
Adverb modifies verbs - eliminate A and B

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 [It cannot refer plural plants – eliminate it]
D) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to [Hold it]
E) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely that it will [It will holds good for predictions, but not for general truths – eliminate it]

Still don't understand why not B.

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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.

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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 publish 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 it will become

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03 Oct 2008, 17:28
D as per me

B is also good But d is precise and conveys the same meaning

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04 Oct 2008, 20:56
a) because they are genetically engineered does not make it any more likely for plants to - Inconsistent

b) because it is genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to - Looks Okay.

c) being genetically engineered does not make it any more likely that plants will - Will not correct here.

d) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely to - Looks Okay

e) being genetically engineered does not make a plant any more likely that it will become - Incorrect

I agree with Stallone that D is more precise, but if I have to select between Because and Being, I think GMAT would prefer Because. I would go for B.

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06 Oct 2008, 07:36
I think that in this sentence being is better than because, so i chose D. The OA will be helpful to see how think the GMAT makers

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06 Oct 2008, 14:53

On another, I'd also like to add that "being" is not wrong on the gmat. It's just not preferred.

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07 Oct 2008, 03:33
OA is D

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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 it will become

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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 it will become

Format of the sentence - Independent clause, dependent clause

A - they, it , plants -- awkward
B - sounds OK
C - pronoun issue - it and plants
D - sounds OK
E - wordy and awkward

On exam day I would have picked up B.
But I remember reading that GMAT folks generally doesnt like to use pronoun first for the subject of the sentence before introducing the actual noun. This is the case in B.

I think the answer here is D.

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21 Mar 2010, 21:07
calvinhobbes wrote:
Thank you.

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 it will become

A. passive form and I don't think likely for is the correct idiom
B.
C. written in passive form
D.
E. likely that not a correct idiom

It's hard to choose between B and D because B starts with a pronoun and D uses "being". I'll go with D though.

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21 Mar 2010, 23:34
Here I think usage of being is not that required.
Hence I narrowed down between A & B.
B is concise and clearer than A and hence I like to go for B

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22 Mar 2010, 09:35
Thanks for the clear explanation. I chose B but the the OA is D.

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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 it will become

Format of the sentence - Independent clause, dependent clause

A - they, it , plants -- awkward
B - sounds OK
C - pronoun issue - it and plants
D - sounds OK
E - wordy and awkward

On exam day I would have picked up B.
But I remember reading that GMAT folks generally doesnt like to use pronoun first for the subject of the sentence before introducing the actual noun. This is the case in B.

I think the answer here is D.

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Thank you.

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 it will become

IMO 'D'

The usage of 'being' is perfectly fine here. Being is usually redundant in the following cases:

being + noun
being+ verb

'being' + adverb is the correct usage.
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23 Mar 2010, 05:59
IMO it is B
If using "being genetically engineered" modifing phrase should be followed by the noun and not another phrase "does not make a plant".

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