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# The supply of oil being finite has become an economical and

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22 Nov 2010, 21:34
VeritasPrepBrian wrote:
Hey everyone,

"Being" is the present-tense form of the verb "to be"; you'd use it when something is currently (but not always) happening:

My daughter is being a brat. ---> That's correct; she's not ALWAYS a brat, but is just being that way right now.

Being female, my daughter... ---> That's not correct. She's not temporarily "being" female - she just "is" female.
As a female, my daughter... ----> That's correct, a way of restating the previous modifier to make logical sense.

+1 for the explanation on 'being'.

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23 Nov 2010, 09:07
I selected the wrong one again ...
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23 Nov 2010, 09:55
akb711 wrote:
why all my sentence correction questions are always wrong...
I am really disappointed...I am really beating around the bush.

You didnt know / or didnt remember the funda until Brian came along and helped us out .
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24 Nov 2010, 19:46
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The supply of oil being finite has become an economical and political consideration of the first magnitude for all modern industrial nations.

(A) The supply of oil being finite has become an economical
(B) The finite supply of oil has become an economical
(C) That the supply of oil is finite has become an economical
(D) The supply of oil being finite has become an economic
(E) That the supply of oil is finite has become an economic

My ans: D

Reasoning: The correct phrase would be 'economic and political consideration'. Eliminates A, B, C. I find E to be rather complex, whereas D expresses the same idea in a lucid way.

RULE:
economic is for issues related to the ECONOMY/SOCIETY
economical is for financial management / "personal finance" related issues (eg my car is economical)

thus eliminate A,B,C...voted for D, but believe E is better....not sure exactly on which rule i base it.....more than happy to accept objections on my rule
concise explanation!
Ayrish wrote:
Hi,
I still not sure about D vs. E.
1) In E I see the problem, that it changes a meaning, according what has become, supply or that the supply is finite. D has original meaning.

D The supply of oil being finite has become an economic
E That the supply of oil is finite has become an economic

2)
Will it be right if we add commas?
The supply of oil, being finite, has become an economic

Thanx
thank you, Ayrish, for this clear explanation.

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25 Nov 2010, 18:02
Again, with all the new replies after the explanation at the very top, I am getting confused. Is the correct answer E? I thought that was the correctr answer, but then everyone jumped up and said D again. Hm>

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25 Nov 2010, 19:18
Why did we choose economic and not economical?

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25 Nov 2010, 21:51
Economical mean "cheap" which changes the meaning substantially.

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05 Dec 2010, 17:29
(E) That the supply of oil is finite has become an economic
i did pick E but then i think that this question is a piece of crap!

its incorrect... now dont come back and tell me thati have to pick the "best" out of the worst...
that's not how GMAT designs questions... with flaws

"an economic and political consideration"
where is the article "a" for 'political consideration' when we have the article "an" for economic?
false parallel.

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06 Dec 2010, 13:29
It was a Tie between D and E but i read that being can be chose only when there is no other correct option so chose E and it seems to be correct....Prob I am lucky here. but I appreciate ppl who have posted to make me understand
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07 Dec 2010, 09:19
IT is the finiteness of the oil supply that has become a economic and political consideration. So the best way to construct the sentence to convey that message is by using the construction in E.
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09 Jan 2011, 09:24
rahuljaiswal wrote:
Hmm..E
Reading the answer options vertically we realize that "economic i.e. monetary" is the word we should be looking for rather than "economical i.e. efficient".
Therefore that brings down the ans option to D & E.

Now between D & E, it is preferable that we be wary of "being" (Source - MGMAT SC) in a sentence unless the sentence with "being" is the only grammatically correct one.

Therefore the preference of E over D.

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09 Jan 2011, 17:46
E

Between D and E I used below logic:

<noun> has become a consideration. To represent a noun in a phrase the best way is to use a "that" phrase. If we do not use "that" we don't know what has become a consideration - is it the supply of oil/being finite/supply of oil being finite

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20 Jan 2011, 10:22
went with B. didnt notice economic. . Thanks for the explanation. Good one

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05 Sep 2011, 03:21
ABC are out because economical means frugal! Between D and E, avoid being to get E!
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26 Nov 2011, 01:50
selected B but economical is wrong...E is correct ..thanks guys
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26 Nov 2011, 02:29
Hi All,

sentence starting with "that......." doesn't loo awkward?

and can anyone justify option B?
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27 Nov 2011, 12:45
A, B, C out because of the wrong meaning (economical = cheap) and D uses being so I went with E.

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06 Dec 2011, 08:50
Thanks for the explanations.
I first selected B. But after reading the forum I realized the mistake I did in B.
Economical is not the right word here.
Choosing economic over economical options come D and E. E seems more direct than D so E is correct.

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08 Dec 2011, 04:59
economic is the correct usage. "being" is always wrong. Choice E is final answer.
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22 Dec 2011, 11:00
whats wrong with B? Can someone please explain.

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