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# The rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating as techno

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The rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating as technology advances forward.

1) The rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating as technology advances forward

2) As technology advances, the rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating

3) The number of patents created is accelerating as technology advances

4) As technology advances forward, the rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating

5) As technology advances, patents are constantly accelerating

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The rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating as technology advances forward.

1) The rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating as technology advances forward => Double usage - advances and forward are redundant. One of them should suffice.

2) As technology advances, the rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating => Correct.

3) The number of patents created is accelerating as technology advances => A number cannot accelerate. Creation of patents (the process) is accelerating. Omits "constantly" which changes the meaning slightly. Also, "as" is used here similar to "because" which is not correct in this context.

4) As technology advances forward, the rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating => advances forward - double usage.

5) As technology advances, patents are constantly accelerating => patents are accelerating is incorrect. Patents are not themselves moving in any way. The rate at which they are created is getting faster.

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It is said that ‘being’ is most often wrong in GMAT SC; since your OA ‘B” contains the word ‘being’, any reason why it is ok to use it and not wrong?
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23 Sep 2015, 06:54
rate of patent being created
is
rate of patent

which
is never ok on gmat land
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The rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating as technology advances forward.

1) The rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating as technology advances forward - forward is unneccessary.

2) As technology advances, the rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating - Correct

3) The number of patents created is accelerating as technology advances - rate is accelerating

4) As technology advances forward, the rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating - same as A

5) As technology advances, patents are constantly accelerating- Rate is accelerating not patents. makes no sense

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23 Sep 2015, 18:16
nahid78 wrote:
The rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating as technology advances forward.

1) The rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating as technology advances forward

2) As technology advances, the rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating

3) The number of patents created is accelerating as technology advances

4) As technology advances forward, the rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating

5) As technology advances, patents are constantly accelerating

Can someone please throw some light on the usage of 'being' ?

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Can someone please throw some light on the usage of 'being' ?

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Hi Rohan,

Being is correctly used in the following cases:

1. When it is used as a noun.
2. When passive continuous verb tense is needed.
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rohan89 wrote:

Can someone please throw some light on the usage of 'being' ?

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Hi Rohan,

Being is correctly used in the following cases:

1. When it is used as a noun.
2. When passive continuous verb tense is needed.

Hi Janielle,

Thanks for your prompt reply. +1 for you. Although, Can you please elaborate with a few examples?

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It is said that ‘being’ is most often wrong in GMAT SC; since your OA ‘B” contains the word ‘being’, any reason why it is ok to use it and not wrong?

Dear daagh sir,
How are you?
We can ignore BEING when without BEING the sentence doesn't change in meaning. Here BEING Created means the creation is continuous, so we can't ignore Being here.
Am i right, Sir?

Sorry sir, I was new on GMAT CLUB on that time, but now i can't delete extra 2 posts.
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Hello Experts,

As mentioned by daagh sir, Being should be incorrect here.

Although usage of being is incorrect most of the times, I believe here the usage is absolutely correct.

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Hello Experts,

As mentioned by daagh sir, Being should be incorrect here.

Although usage of being is incorrect most of the times, I believe here the usage is absolutely correct.

No, it is wrong -"being created" is the passive form of the verb "is creating". The present continuous tense conveys a wrong meaning here. It indicates that the rate of the patents that are at this moment being created (in present continuous tense) is accelerating. However the acceleration is not just for the patents that are at this moment being created, but in general for all patents created nowadays ( "created", the passive form simple present "creates", would be better than "being created").
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The rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating as technology advances forward.

1) The rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating as technology advances forward. : Redundant - advance = forward.

2) As technology advances, the rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating. Correct

3) The number of patents created is accelerating as technology advances. Relation : acceleration = velocity = rate where as Number = increase or decrease

4) As technology advances forward, the rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating. Redundant - advance = forward.

5) As technology advances, patents are constantly accelerating. patents can't accelerate. Rather they increase in number.

Well my options is B. I used process of elimination and drilled downed to B and E option. Finally I chose option B
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abhimahna wrote:
Hello Experts,

As mentioned by daagh sir, Being should be incorrect here.

Although usage of being is incorrect most of the times, I believe here the usage is absolutely correct.

No, it is wrong -"being created" is the passive form of the verb "is creating". The present continuous tense conveys a wrong meaning here. It indicates that the rate of the patents that are at this moment being created (in present continuous tense) is accelerating. However the acceleration is not just for the patents that are at this moment being created, but in general for all patents created nowadays ( "created", the passive form simple present "creates", would be better than "being created").

Hi GMATNinja ...can u plz help in when "Being" is used as a Gerund v/s as a "present continuous tense" with few examples. I am too confused with this...Thanks..
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VeritasKarishma Mam can you please throw some light on how usage of being is correct here?
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VeritasKarishma Mam can you please throw some light on how usage of being is correct here?

The use of "being" is not always incorrect. It is used to show passive continuous here. For example
"He is doing his HW" to
"His HW is being done"

"being created" is modifying "patents" here.

The skeleton of the sentence is:
As technology advances, the rate ... is constantly accelerating.

Other sentences have errors:

(A) The rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating as technology advances forward

(C) The number of patents created is accelerating as technology advances
Number does not accelerate. It increases. Rate accelerates.

(D) As technology advances forward, the rate of patents being created is constantly accelerating

(E) As technology advances, patents are constantly accelerating
Patents cannot accelerate.
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Hi GMATNinja ...can u plz help in when "Being" is used as a Gerund v/s as a "present continuous tense" with few examples. I am too confused with this...Thanks..

I imagine that @VeritasKarishma's excellent post above almost certainly cleared up your doubts, but if you want more on this topic, here's an article dedicated exclusively to the word "being." Enjoy!
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