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According to Interstudy, a nonprofit organization that studies health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be.

(A) they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be
(B) compared to only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s being profitable last year, they estimate 73 percent would be this year
(C) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were profitable last year; it estimates that this year 73 percent will be
(D) it estimates 73 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s would be profitable this year; last year that was only 36 percent
(E) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s last year were profitable, whereas they estimate it this year to be 73 percent
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46. According to Interstudy, a nonprofit organization that studies health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be.

(A) they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be
(B) compared to only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s being profitable last year, they estimate 73 percent would be this year
(C) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were profitable last year; it estimates that this year 73 percent will be
(D) it estimates 73 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s would be profitable this year; last year that was only 36 percent
(E) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s last year were profitable, whereas they estimate it this year to be 73 percent


it is between C and D. In D,I think, 'it' doesn't sound right as a subject. and 'that' after semi colon refers to what? 'profit' or 'Interstudy'?

I pick C..
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it is between C and D. In D,I think, 'it' doesn't sound right as a subject. and 'that' after semi colon refers to what? 'profit' or 'Interstudy'?

I pick C..[/quote]


1+ for C...the two clauses are seperated by a semi-colan
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46. According to Interstudy, a nonprofit organization that studies health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be.

(A) they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be
(B) compared to only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s being profitable last year, they estimate 73 percent would be this year
(C) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were profitable last year; it estimates that this year 73 percent will be
(D) it estimates 73 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s would be profitable this year; last year that was only 36 percent
(E) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s last year were profitable, whereas they estimate it this year to be 73 percent


a pronoun is not necessary after HMO's, therefore A and D are out. B and D also changes the meaning of the original sentence.
E changes the meaning and also uses the wrong pronoun "they"
C is concise and uses the proper pronoun referring to Interstudy.
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A and D are out as they unnecessarily use pronouns. B & E have pronoun error. B also uses being wrongly.

C is the clear winner.
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C seems right to me, but I didnt choose to go with that as the sentence after the semicolon seems incomplete. Any comments on that?
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C for me at the first instant..

According to Interstudy, a nonprofit organization that studies health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were profitable last year; it estimates that this year 73 percent will be.

The correct part of the sentence needs to be followed by the clause itself.. Hence, leaves choice C and E. E is incorrect cos the choice uses "they".
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I was choosing between C and D.

Ultimately I chose D because I thought you could not end a sentence with a verb?

The semi colon leaves the second part ambiguous in C IMO.
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C ftw. it's easy. good practice =)
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Option C is referring pronoun properly
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Whats wrong in D with "it"?
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The usage of were is required.

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only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were profitable last year; it estimates that this year 73 percent will be

I was told both pieces need to stand alone. How is the second piece a complete clause? 73 percent will be what ?
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Remove A, B and E as these three uses they while Interstudy is singular. D has ambiguous pronoun "that". Only C is left.
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D is out: It is just as ridiculous as saying "According to Saeed, He says that he hopes he will be able to join the 700 club " :)
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They .. Incorrect pronoun
D changes the meaning
C is the correct
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Most of the people have pointed out "it" in D and the change in the meaning without any explanation. The only problem I can see is "that" after "last year". I am not sure what "that" points to. In contrast, C looks entirely incomplete. I don't know how C is the clear winner. Can someone please clarify what else is wrong with D?
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Whats wrong in D with "it"?
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the problem is with the structure.
According to Interstudy, an organization, it estimates

the following construction is not only correct but also sounds right.
According to Interstudy, an organization, only 607 HMO’s were profitable last year
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Whats wrong in D with "it"?
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Interstudy is followed by the pronoun it. Awkward.
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I picked C..."it" refers to the nonprofit organization
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