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During the 1980's approximately $50 billion in private investment capital is estimated to have left Mexico and added to the strain on the countryâ€™s debt-ridden economy. (A) During the 1980's approximately$50 billion in private investment capital is estimated to have left Mexico and added

(B) During the 1980's it is estimated that approximately $50 billion in private investment capital left Mexico and added (C) It is estimated that there was approximately$50 billion in private investment capital that left Mexico during the 1980's and added

(D) It is estimated that during the 1980's approximately $50 billion in private investment capital left Mexico, adding (E) Approximately$50 billion in private investment capital is estimated as having left Mexico during the 1980's, adding
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22 Nov 2005, 17:04
D is good.

the adverbial phrase "adding...." correctly describes the effect of $50 billion dollars on Mexico. GMAT Club Legend Joined: 07 Jul 2004 Posts: 5062 Location: Singapore Followers: 30 Kudos [?]: 337 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Nov 2005, 20:27 A,B,C are out --> 'and' is wrong E is awkard D is best. Director Joined: 29 Aug 2005 Posts: 503 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 23 Nov 2005, 03:45 I would go with D. A - Seems to say that the estimation was done in the 1980s B - Seems to say that the estimation was done in the 1980s C - Too long D - Correct. E - Too long. Manager Joined: 04 Jul 2005 Posts: 107 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0 Re: SC During the 1980's [#permalink] ### Show Tags 23 Nov 2005, 07:52 Adding is preferable over and added coz it emphasizes the deteriorating result from the action in the first clause. Re: SC During the 1980's [#permalink] 23 Nov 2005, 07:52 Similar topics Replies Last post Similar Topics: 4 During the 1980s approximately$50 billion in private 3 03 May 2008, 10:23
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