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During the 1980's approximately $50 billion in private [#permalink] ### Show Tags 24 Dec 2005, 18:37 00:00 Difficulty: (N/A) Question Stats: 100% (01:54) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 3 sessions ### HideShow timer Statistics 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 If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Manager Joined: 22 Nov 2005 Posts: 138 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 24 Dec 2005, 18:45 The and added in A does not explain the cause and effect properly. So is the case with B and C. Between D and E, my choice is D. As having left in E does not sound right. Not sure though. Senior Manager Joined: 11 Nov 2005 Posts: 328 Location: London Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 24 Dec 2005, 18:52 I will gp for C 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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24 Dec 2005, 19:48
Desparate D for me too.

Agree with plsubbu's explanation for A/B/C

In E "estimated as having left" is incorrect use of -ing.
"estimated to have left" would be better.
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Will go with D. Cause and effect requires "adding"
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24 Dec 2005, 21:43
I go with D for
1. Parallelism estimated......left
2. "ing" form introduces action, that is simultaneous with main clause

D. It is estimated that during the 1980's approximately $50 billion in private investment capital left Mexico, adding VP Joined: 06 Jun 2004 Posts: 1059 Location: CA Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 146 [0], given: 0 Re: SC-capital [#permalink] ### Show Tags 24 Dec 2005, 23:01 A. During the 1980's approximately$50 billion in private investment capital is estimated to have left Mexico and added ==> Use of 'is estimated' is unidiomatic

B. During the 1980's it is estimated that approximately $50 billion in private investment capital left Mexico and added ==> "added" is awkward C. It is estimated that there was approximately$50 billion in private investment capital that left Mexico during the 1980's and added ==> Awkward construction

D. It is estimated that during the 1980's approximately $50 billion in private investment capital left Mexico, adding ==> Correct! Use of "It is" is idiomatic, plus the use of 'adding' to show cause/effect E. Approximately$50 billion in private investment capital is estimated as having left Mexico during the 1980's, adding[/quote] ==> 'as having' is awkward
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OA is D.
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29 Dec 2011, 11:35
plsubbu wrote:
The and added in A does not explain the cause and effect properly. So is the case with B and C. Between D and E, my choice is D. As having left in E does not sound right. Not sure though.

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