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# According to NSPE, a financial magazine of some note, which

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According to NSPE, a financial magazine of some note, which publishes monthly reports on corporate finances, they found that there is far more corporate fraud now than there has been at any time in the past 10 months.

(A) they found that there is far more corporate fraud now than there has been at any time in the past 10 months
(B) it found that there is far more corporate fraud now than there has been at any time in the past 10 months
(C) it found that there was far more corporate fraud now than there has been at any time in the past 10 months
(D) there is now far more corporate fraud to be found than there has been at any time in the past 10 months
(E) they found far more corporate fraud now than there they have at any time in the past 10 months
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14 Oct 2005, 01:08
GMATT73 wrote:
According to NSPE, a financial magazine of some note, which publishes monthly reports on corporate finances, they found that there is far more corporate fraud now than there has been at any time in the past 10 months.

(A) they found that there is far more corporate fraud now than there has been at any time in the past 10 months
(B) it found that there is far more corporate fraud now than there has been at any time in the past 10 months
(C) it found that there was far more corporate fraud now than there has been at any time in the past 10 months
(D) there is now far more corporate fraud to be found than there has been at any time in the past 10 months
(E) they found far more corporate fraud now than there they have at any time in the past 10 months

I think it is the correct reference here, and I would choose B.
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14 Oct 2005, 02:18
GMATT73 wrote:
According to NSPE, a financial magazine of some note, which publishes monthly reports on corporate finances, they found that there is far more corporate fraud now than there has been at any time in the past 10 months.

(A) they found that there is far more corporate fraud now than there has been at any time in the past 10 months
(B) it found that there is far more corporate fraud now than there has been at any time in the past 10 months
(C) it found that there was far more corporate fraud now than there has been at any time in the past 10 months
(D) there is now far more corporate fraud to be found than there has been at any time in the past 10 months
(E) they found far more corporate fraud now than there they have at any time in the past 10 months

Hik, dunno if I'm so overloaded with homeworks that I'm , again, out of the train. . Anyway, I choose D coz IMO, "it/they found that" is unnescessary here.
Once the sentence starts with " according to X" , it will surely talk about sth found/ proved/ thought/etc ......by X . Thus, there's no need to add " it/they found that" .

For example:
According to the prediction of economists, there will be a financial crisis again in next century.
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14 Oct 2005, 07:42
I would chose B

NSPE is singular. If you don't see it, eliminate "a financial mag...corporate finances" so we must maintain the singular tense throughout. We can eliminate A, and E.

The second item to look at is the past vs present tense. The magazine says that there is now more as compared to 10 months ago. So, we can eliminate C.

D is eliminated because it changes the meaning of the sentence.

GMATT73 wrote:
According to NSPE, a financial magazine of some note, which publishes monthly reports on corporate finances, they found that there is far more corporate fraud now than there has been at any time in the past 10 months.

(A) they found that there is far more corporate fraud now than there has been at any time in the past 10 months
(B) it found that there is far more corporate fraud now than there has been at any time in the past 10 months
(C) it found that there was far more corporate fraud now than there has been at any time in the past 10 months
(D) there is now far more corporate fraud to be found than there has been at any time in the past 10 months
(E) they found far more corporate fraud now than there they have at any time in the past 10 months
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14 Oct 2005, 09:18
yup D is better than B...

in b why use such complex verb-tense structure...I like D cause its concise..
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14 Oct 2005, 18:58
IMO there should be a fact statement when "according to" starts a sentence,

Hence D
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15 Oct 2005, 10:17
OA is D

Explanation:

Alarm: The pronoun ・i>they・br> Rule(s): Must agree with its object and be unambiguous.

Since this pronoun refers to ・i>NSPE・it should be singular.

POE:
Eliminate A and any other choices that contain that error. Choice E repeats the error.

Compare the remaining choices to find any other commonly tested errors.

(B) there is far more ・now
(C) there was far more ・now
(D) there is now far more ・br>
The difference between the remaining choices is the verb tense. Choice C introduces an illogical phrase by suggesting that there was more now causing a conflict by introducing both the past and the present tense.

Between choices C and D, the difference is the use of it or not. since a magazine cannot find anything using it would be illogical and choice C should be eliminated.
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