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Consumer confidence levels, which many economists consider [#permalink]
29 Dec 2004, 05:29
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Consumer confidence levels, which many economists consider an early indication of the economyâ€™s direction, sagged as the stock market tumbled, but not dramatically enough for giving a clear picture of new spending patterns.
(A) tumbled, but not dramatically enough for giving
(B) tumbled, but not dramatically enough to give
(C) tumbled, and not so dramatically as to have given
(D) has tumbled, and not dramatically enough to give
(E) has tumbled, but not so dramatically as to give
Can someone explain me what the part "..., but not dramatically enough to/for/as to give..." is grammatically? (Like phrase/clause, what modify...)
D and E are out as it is appropriate to use simple past tense rather than present perfect tense in this case.
Present Perfect indicates action that was completed in the immediate past. Which in this case is not true.
Ex: - He has just gone out.
This leaves us with A, B and C
A â€˜butâ€™ is more appropriate here as two clauses are opposite.
If we had similar clauses then an â€˜andâ€™ would have been correct.
Ex- He loves you and cares about you.
He likes you but does not care about you.
Yes, it is in the first post. HIGHLIGHT BELOW TO SEE OA: OA is (B)
Can someone answer my question above, please?
I wonder "what" is "not dramatically enough " Is this something called "Ellipsis"? And how to rewrite this without using Ellipsis?
Can I rewrite it like this:
Consumer confidence levels, which many economists consider an early indication of the economyâ€™s direction, sagged as the stock market tumbled, but an early indication of the economyâ€™s direction is not dramatically enough to give a clear picture of new spending patterns.
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