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As measured by the Commerce Department, corporate profits [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2007, 09:46
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As measured by the Commerce Department, corporate profits peaked in the fourth quarter of 1988 and have slipped since then, as many companies have been unable to pass on higher costs.

A and have slipped since then, as many companies have been unable to pass on higher costs
B and have slipped since then, the reason being because many companies have been unable to pass on higher costs
C and slipped since then, many companies being unable to pass on higher costs
D but, many companies unable to pass on higher costs, they have slipped since then
E yet are slipping since then, because many companies were unable to pass on higher costs
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Re: SC - Commerce Department [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2007, 12:35
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As measured by the Commerce Department, corporate profits peaked in the fourth quarter of 1988 and have slipped since then, as many companies have been unable to pass on higher costs.

A and have slipped since then, as many companies have been unable to pass on higher costs
B and have slipped since then, the reason being because many companies have been unable to pass on higher costs
C and slipped since then, many companies being unable to pass on higher costs
D but, many companies unable to pass on higher costs, they have slipped since then
E yet are slipping since then, because many companies were unable to pass on higher costs


Agree with A. "have slipped since then" conveys the corect message and is grammatically right. B is wrong because it uses being and because together.
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Re: SC - Commerce Department [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 03:38
vay wrote:
As measured by the Commerce Department, corporate profits peaked in the fourth quarter of 1988 and have slipped since then, as many companies have been unable to pass on higher costs.

A and have slipped since then, as many companies have been unable to pass on higher costs
B and have slipped since then, the reason being because many companies have been unable to pass on higher costs
C and slipped since then, many companies being unable to pass on higher costs
D but, many companies unable to pass on higher costs, they have slipped since then
E yet are slipping since then, because many companies were unable to pass on higher costs


B,C - being - out

D - what is 'they' here? company or costs
E - confusing word order.

A - correct.
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Re: SC - Commerce Department [#permalink] New post 14 May 2011, 11:34
vay wrote:
As measured by the Commerce Department, corporate profits peaked in the fourth quarter of 1988 and have slipped since then, as many companies have been unable to pass on higher costs.

A and have slipped since then, as many companies have been unable to pass on higher costs
B and have slipped since then, the reason being because many companies have been unable to pass on higher costs
C and slipped since then, many companies being unable to pass on higher costs
D but, many companies unable to pass on higher costs, they have slipped since then
E yet are slipping since then, because many companies were unable to pass on higher costs


Introduction of "since" with timeframe needs a "have/had". This "have" is missing in C and E, so out.
B and C can be taken out because of infamous "being".
D has an extra ", they", which is repeating subject in the subject for companies. So out.
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