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The current administration, being worried over some foreign trade barriers being removed and our exports failing to increase as a result of deep cuts in the value of the dollar, has formed a group to study ways to sharpen our competitiveness.

(A) being worried over some foreign trade barriers being removed and our exports failing

(B) worrying over some foreign trade barriers being removed, also over the failure of our exports

(C) worried about the removal of some foreign trade barriers and the failure of our exports

(D) in that they were worried about the removal of some foreign trade barriers and also about the failure of our exports

(E) because of its worry concerning the removal of some foreign trade barriers, also concerning the failure of our exports

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04 May 2007, 23:30

C also maintains parallelism
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05 May 2007, 06:12
The current administration, being worried over some foreign trade barriers being removed and our exports failing to increase as a result of deep cuts in the value of the dollar, has formed a group to study ways to sharpen our competitiveness.

(A) being worried over some foreign trade barriers being removed and our exports failing
the correct idiom is worried about

(B) worrying over some foreign trade barriers being removed, also over the failure of our exports
the correct idiom is worried about

(C) worried about the removal of some foreign trade barriers and the failure of our exports
'worried about X and Y' is parallel and the correct idiom, therefore Best answer

(D) in that they were worried about the removal of some foreign trade barriers and also about the failure of our exports
'the current administration' is singular, 'they' is wrong

(E) because of its worry concerning the removal of some foreign trade barriers, also concerning the failure of our exports
'because of' is wordy, 'concerning....., also concerning...' wordy as well

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14 May 2007, 18:38
Mishari wrote:
The current administration, being worried over some foreign trade barriers being removed and our exports failing to increase as a result of deep cuts in the value of the dollar, has formed a group to study ways to sharpen our competitiveness.

(A) being worried over some foreign trade barriers being removed and our exports failing

(B) worrying over some foreign trade barriers being removed, also over the failure of our exports

(C) worried about the removal of some foreign trade barriers and the failure of our exports

(D) in that they were worried about the removal of some foreign trade barriers and also about the failure of our exports

(E) because of its worry concerning the removal of some foreign trade barriers, also concerning the failure of our exports

I think the answer is B.

The underlined phrase modifies the "current administration" and so a participle is required after the comma.

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14 May 2007, 22:16

A. Being is unnecessary and worried over is not the correct idiom
B. wrong idiom
C. Correct
D. in that they were worried is wordy. This can be replaced with worried
E. Wordy

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15 May 2007, 07:05
Look at Anand's explanation for this SC.

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... titiveness

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15 May 2007, 07:23
goalsnr wrote:
Look at Anand's explanation for this SC.

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... titiveness

Actually he did not provide any explanation. Moreover, some of his other points are incorrect. For example, "compare to - compare with" issue. Anand's took examples from classical grammar, not GMAT grammar. Personally I would avoid reading confusing explanations.

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27 Aug 2011, 03:28
The current administration, being worried over some foreign trade barriers being removed and our exports failing to increase as a result of deep cuts in the value of the dollar, has formed a group to study ways to sharpen our competitiveness.
a) same as underlined
b) worrying over some foreign trade barriers being removed , also over the failure of our exports
c) worried about the removal of some foreign trade barriers and the failure of our exports.
d) in that they are worried about the removal of some foreign trade barriers and also about the failure of our exports
e) because of its worry concerning the removal of some foreign trade barriers and also about the failure of our exports

i need the explanation behind the answer..
i chose c which was incorrect.
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18 Sep 2017, 04:06
Mishari wrote:
The current administration, being worried over some foreign trade barriers being removed and our exports failing to increase as a result of deep cuts in the value of the dollar, has formed a group to study ways to sharpen our competitiveness.

(A) being worried over some foreign trade barriers being removed and our exports failing

(B) worrying over some foreign trade barriers being removed, also over the failure of our exports

(C) worried about the removal of some foreign trade barriers and the failure of our exports

(D) in that they were worried about the removal of some foreign trade barriers and also about the failure of our exports

(E) because of its worry concerning the removal of some foreign trade barriers, also concerning the failure of our exports

Can we discuss this one .
Looks like C
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