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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Governements ##### This topic has expert replies Legendary Member Posts: 1799 Joined: 24 Dec 2008 Thanked: 36 times Followed by:2 members ### Governements by goelmohit2002 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:04 am source GMATPrep [spoiler]OA = C. Can someone please tell what is the problem with E ? Is it because of ambigious "it". Also can someone please tell what is the problem with A....i..e is there any reason except for kicking out based on being... [/spoiler] The 151 member governments of the World Bank are expected to increase the bank's funding by$75 billion, though some United States legislators cite an obstacle to congressional passage being the concern that the bank's loans will help foreign producers compete with American businesses.

(A) an obstacle to congressional passage being the concern
(B) a concern as an obstacle to congressional passage
(C) as an obstacle to congressional passage the concern
(D) the concern, an obstacle to congressional passage,
(E) as an obstacle for Congress to pass it the concern

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by dumb.doofus » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:26 pm

Well here,

concern = the bank's loans will help foreign producers compete with American businesses.

To join these two we need to use conjunction "that". Also, what "that" is modifying needs to precede it.

So this leaves us with only A, C and E. We can strike out A because you can cite something "as" something..
Also A has "being", which is inappropriately used.

this leaves us with C and E. E is non-sensical in what its trying to say.
In simple sentence, the legislators are citing a concern as an obstacle to congressional passage. E is distorting the meaning by the use of words and the pronoun "it".

leaves us with C.. that is our best option.
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by goelmohit2002 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:25 pm
dumb.doofus wrote:Replying as I was PMed.

Well here,

concern = the bank's loans will help foreign producers compete with American businesses.

To join these two we need to use conjunction "that". Also, what "that" is modifying needs to precede it.

So this leaves us with only A, C and E. We can strike out A because you can cite something "as" something..
Also A has "being", which is inappropriately used.

this leaves us with C and E. E is non-sensical in what its trying to say.
In simple sentence, the legislators are citing a concern as an obstacle to congressional passage. E is distorting the meaning by the use of words and the pronoun "it".

leaves us with C.. that is our best option.
Hi DD,

Thanks. Can you please tell why being is wrongly used here...basically how to figure out when being is correctly used and when not ?

Thanks
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### why being is wordy?

by nsrikanthshetty » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:11 pm
cite as an.. is the proper usage rather than cite an obstacle.

"being" changes the meaning in that it makes congressional passage as the concern.. whereas the concern is the second clause related to bank loans. also being is too wordy.

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