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# The current administration, being worried over some foreign

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15 Jul 2008, 11:55
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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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15 Jul 2008, 12:03
worried about is the correct idiom

worried over is wrong A & B are out

C to me is clear, concise and parallel. uses worried about correctly

D & E are long and no need for in that/because.

D also uses they to refer to singular administration

My pick is C. What is the OA?

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15 Jul 2008, 12:07
goalsnr 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 .....administration - they -- subject verb error

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

IMO C
worried about is the correct idiomatic construction

further i m marking out the problem areas in color in respect of other options
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15 Jul 2008, 15:42
goalsnr wrote:
vdhawan1 wrote:
goalsnr 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 .....administration - they -- subject verb error

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

IMO C
worried about is the correct idiomatic construction

further i m marking out the problem areas in color in respect of other options

"worrying over" is also an idiom.

The other way to think about it is A is wordier than C -- being is unnecessary.

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15 Jul 2008, 15:45
goalsnr 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

In this SC the highlighted part is a modifier which modifies "administration"

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.

IC,DC,IC ->structure of the SC.
Usually the DC start with a participle and hence I fell for the "worrying over" trap
"worrying" would still be OK if it were used in the form "worrying about" and the ",also over" was replaced by "and"
worrying over - is used when one wants to refer to action.
Worrying about - is used when one wants to refer to nouns.

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