• NEW! FREE Beat The GMAT Quizzes
    NEW! FREE Beat The GMAT Quizzes
    NEW! FREE Beat The GMAT Quizzes
    Hundreds of Questions Highly Detailed Reporting Expert Explanations TAKE A FREE GMAT QUIZ
  • 7 CATs FREE!
    If you earn 100 Forum Points

    Engage in the Beat The GMAT forums to earn
    100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE

    Veritas Prep
    VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS
    Earn 10 Points Per Post
    Earn 10 Points Per Thanks
    Earn 10 Points Per Upvote
    REDEEM NOW

Frank Lloyd Wright

This topic has 6 member replies

Frank Lloyd Wright

Post
None of the houses that Frank Lloyd Wright built in the Prairie Style actually stood on the prairie, though the drawings in the 1910 Wasmuth edition of his work shows the buildings in the vast spaces of an imaginary Wild West.

A. work shows the buildings
B. work shows that the buildings were
C. works show the buildings
D. works show the buildings as being
E. works show the buildings to have been

OA C

Could someone help provide a rundown of each of these answers? I found this question somewhat difficult. I chose answer D, but I don't see what's necessarily wrong with that compared to the actual answer. Thanks!

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
14 Sep 2015
Posted:
7 messages
Post
Will keep below three options for subject verb agreement.
C. works show the buildings
D. works show the buildings as being
E. works show the buildings to have been

Now - Option D ( Being is redundant )
Option C is crisp and conveys meaning.

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
Joined
13 Mar 2015
Posted:
410 messages
Followed by:
7 members
Upvotes:
120
GMAT Score:
770
Post
Sent wrote:
None of the houses that Frank Lloyd Wright built in the Prairie Style actually stood on the prairie, though the drawings in the 1910 Wasmuth edition of his work shows the buildings in the vast spaces of an imaginary Wild West.

A. work shows the buildings
B. work shows that the buildings were
C. works show the buildings
D. works show the buildings as being
E. works show the buildings to have been

OA C

Could someone help provide a rundown of each of these answers? I found this question somewhat difficult. I chose answer D, but I don't see what's necessarily wrong with that compared to the actual answer. Thanks!
In option C, note that being is often incorrect on the GMAT.
Following are the scenarios in which it can be correct

1. as a noun
2. passive continuous verb tense - means that the action is currently going on.

In the given question, the buildings have already been built. Hence no need for being.

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
13 Oct 2015
Posted:
313 messages
Upvotes:
2
Post
Hi All ,

Please give me a reason to eliminate option E.

Many thanks in advance.

SJ

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
Joined
07 Sep 2013
Posted:
37 messages
Upvotes:
2
Facebook Logo
Post
Hi Experts,

Please help understand why is C better than E? Doesn't E express the same idea as C?

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
Joined
03 Jun 2012
Posted:
65 messages
Upvotes:
1
Facebook Logo
Post
OptimusPrep wrote:
Sent wrote:
None of the houses that Frank Lloyd Wright built in the Prairie Style actually stood on the prairie, though the drawings in the 1910 Wasmuth edition of his work shows the buildings in the vast spaces of an imaginary Wild West.

A. work shows the buildings
B. work shows that the buildings were
C. works show the buildings
D. works show the buildings as being
E. works show the buildings to have been

OA C

Could someone help provide a rundown of each of these answers? I found this question somewhat difficult. I chose answer D, but I don't see what's necessarily wrong with that compared to the actual answer. Thanks!
In option C, note that being is often incorrect on the GMAT.
Following are the scenarios in which it can be correct

1. as a noun
2. passive continuous verb tense - means that the action is currently going on.

In the given question, the buildings have already been built. Hence no need for being.
Hey Ankur could help me understand whats wrong with the option E?

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
14 Jun 2013
Posted:
1 messages
Post
Neilsheth2 wrote:
OptimusPrep wrote:
Sent wrote:
None of the houses that Frank Lloyd Wright built in the Prairie Style actually stood on the prairie, though the drawings in the 1910 Wasmuth edition of his work shows the buildings in the vast spaces of an imaginary Wild West.

A. work shows the buildings
B. work shows that the buildings were
C. works show the buildings
D. works show the buildings as being
E. works show the buildings to have been

OA C

Could someone help provide a rundown of each of these answers? I found this question somewhat difficult. I chose answer D, but I don't see what's necessarily wrong with that compared to the actual answer. Thanks!
In option C, note that being is often incorrect on the GMAT.
Following are the scenarios in which it can be correct

1. as a noun
2. passive continuous verb tense - means that the action is currently going on.

In the given question, the buildings have already been built. Hence no need for being.
Hey Ankur could help me understand whats wrong with the option E?
Please explain why E is wrong

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • The Princeton Review
    FREE GMAT Exam
    Know how you'd score today for $0

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    The Princeton Review
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep

Top First Responders*

1 GMATGuruNY 56 first replies
2 Brent@GMATPrepNow 51 first replies
3 Jay@ManhattanReview 49 first replies
4 fskilnik@GMATH 46 first replies
5 Rich.C@EMPOWERgma... 23 first replies
* Only counts replies to topics started in last 30 days
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members

Most Active Experts

1 image description Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

180 posts
2 image description fskilnik@GMATH

GMATH Teacher

162 posts
3 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

94 posts
4 image description Max@Math Revolution

Math Revolution

91 posts
5 image description GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

78 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts