Reopening this question.
Recent indications of weakness in the economy have led consumers to be more conservative with their purchases; so depressed have sales figures been as a result that
the government has launched several initiatives to actively encourage consumer spending.
(A) so depressed have sales figures been as a result that
(B) the sales figures have been so depressed as a result that
(C) as a result, so depressed has the sales been that
(D) the resulting sales figures having been so depressed that
(E) the sales figures have been so depressed that, as a result,
A, B, E. Which one and why. Will truly appreciate the help
i pick E here. its concise, intended meaning is clear and moreover "as a result" is perfectly placed. please correct me if i am wrong.
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