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During the 1980s approximately $50 billion in private [#permalink] New post 06 May 2006, 17:23
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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


I have a specific question...here E is wrong since the scentence is framed such that the $50billion left mexico on it own (walked away?) ....i am uncomfortable about this choice but am not able to say why...could someone please explain ?
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Re: Specific Q on SC [#permalink] New post 06 May 2006, 18:18
prude_sb wrote:
I have a specific question...here E is wrong since the scentence is framed such that the $50billion left mexico on it own (walked away?) ....i am uncomfortable about this choice but am not able to say why...could someone please explain ?


imo, your reasong is correct in that capital itself cannot left mexico. so only correct choice is D.

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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.

(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 07 May 2006, 02:01
I vote for D , but my reasoning is different.

All of the choices are in active voice so all of them have the meaning that the $50 billion left the country by itself. So it is not the issue here.

A) $50 billion is what estimated here and not that it has left Mexico Incorrect
B) left and added ? The meaning should be: it left, thus it added Incorrect
C) as above Incorrect
D) Correct
E) estimated as is unidiomatic
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 [#permalink] New post 07 May 2006, 03:01
IMO they are all redundant: estimated and approximately shouldn`t refer to the same thing.

(D) would be the lesser of all evils.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 May 2006, 03:20
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IMO they are all redundant: estimated and approximately shouldn`t refer to the same thing.

(D) would be the lesser of all evils.



They could actually. Can you say "I estimate it to be worth exactly $50" ? Yes, you can. So if you can say "estimate exactly", you can also say "estimate approximately". It is not redundant at all.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 May 2006, 07:02
thanks guys....OA is D
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 [#permalink] New post 07 May 2006, 18:40
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GMATT73 wrote:
IMO they are all redundant: estimated and approximately shouldn`t refer to the same thing.

(D) would be the lesser of all evils.



They could actually. Can you say "I estimate it to be worth exactly $50" ? Yes, you can. So if you can say "estimate exactly", you can also say "estimate approximately". It is not redundant at all.


You have a point but I remember reading in PR "estimate + approximately" is redundant in GMAT :?
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