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RM Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
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Post Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:31 pm
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    832. 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

    Answer given is E, under what scenarios can a sentence begin with 'That'.

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    arunjithp Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:59 pm
    Good Question.. I would have selected 'B'. Would definitely like to know what is wrong with 'B'..

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    Post Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:22 am
    B is wrong because economical is not parrallel with political; economic is the correct adjective. Furthermore, the subject of the sentence for B is "oil", which is incorrect - it's the finite-status of the oil that has become a consideration, not the oil.

    "That the supply of oil is finite" is the best answer because "That" (referring to the status of the oil) is the correct subject of the sentence. The sentence in the active voice, so it is preferable over D (which is also correct, but just in the passive voice).

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    Post Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:36 am
    Thanks for the explanation!!

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    Post Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:51 pm
    but why not C? in C economical is parallel to political, whereas economic would should be parallel to politic

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    Post Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:42 am
    Economicial is not parallel with policial. The correct form is economic. Economical means "thrifty", not "relating to economics".

    Just because the words sound alike, does not make them parallel. Wink

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