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The current administration, being worried over some foreign trade

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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


The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 10th Edition, 2003

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Question No.: SC 42
Page: 659

Originally posted by Mishari on 04 May 2007, 15:11.
Last edited by Bunuel on 19 May 2019, 09:30, edited 2 times in total.
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worried about is correct idiom

C also maintains parallelism
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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
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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New post 14 May 2007, 22:16
C is the correct answer. worried about is the correct idiom.

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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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


The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 10th Edition, 2003

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Question No.: SC 42
Page: 659


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Choice C is best because its phrasing is parallel and concise. A, D, and E begin with unnecessarily wordy phrases. Choice C also uses the idiomatic expression worried about rather than worried over (as in A) or worrying over (as in B); worried about is preferable when describing a condition rather than an action. Whereas C uses compact and parallel noun phrases such as the removal . . . and the failure. . . , the other choices employ phrases that are wordy, awkward, or nonparallel. D is also flawed in that the plural pronoun they does not agree with the singular noun administration.
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