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

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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
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25 Apr 2006, 08:49
Go with D...economic n not economical is required.
D...though has the fomidable 'being'...still has a better construction than E..which sounds clumsy n wordy
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25 Apr 2006, 15:18
I go with "E":

A, B and C are out for the usage of "economical"

.... economical and political consideration ... here economical and politcal are not parallel ( though it may sound like it is because of the ending "-cal")

the parallel construction would be
... economic and political consideration ...

Eliminating "D" because of the presence of "being"
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Re: Sc - oil supply [#permalink]

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25 Apr 2006, 19:25
remgeo wrote:
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

The first noteworthy point is the disparity of "economic" and "economical"
"economic" --> related to economics
"economical" --> saving-oriented

We need the meaning of "related to economics" in this sentence to accompany "political" --> D and E are okie!
D should be avoided due to the use of "being" . Also, what is the "consideration" here is not "the supply" but the matter of the limitation of the supply --> E is correct.

E it is.
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25 Apr 2006, 19:28
E for me too...
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26 Apr 2006, 03:28
OA is E.
Good point Laxie. Thanks.
26 Apr 2006, 03:28
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