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During the 1980's approximately $50 billion in private

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During the 1980's approximately $50 billion in private [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2005, 13:22
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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 country’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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 [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2005, 16:04
D is good.

the adverbial phrase "adding...." correctly describes the effect of $50 billion dollars on Mexico.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2005, 19:27
A,B,C are out --> 'and' is wrong
E is awkard

D is best.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2005, 02:45
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.
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Re: SC During the 1980's [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2005, 06:52
Adding is preferable over and added coz it emphasizes the deteriorating result from the action in the first clause.
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