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Frank Lloyd Wright

by Sent » Wed May 11, 2016 9:04 pm
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!

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by bubai800 » Thu May 12, 2016 12:06 am
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.

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by OptimusPrep » Thu May 12, 2016 8:13 pm
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.

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by jain2016 » Fri May 13, 2016 10:31 pm
Hi All ,

Please give me a reason to eliminate option E.

Many thanks in advance.

SJ

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by shobhitk » Sat May 21, 2016 3:29 am
Hi Experts,

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

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by Neilsheth2 » Wed May 25, 2016 4:01 am
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?

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by hustler222 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:19 am
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