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# During the 1980s approximately $50 billion in private  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics Author Message TAGS: Senior Manager Joined: 12 Mar 2006 Posts: 367 Schools: Kellogg School of Management Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 3 During the 1980s approximately$50 billion in private [#permalink]  06 May 2006, 17:23
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During the 1980â€™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 1980â€™s approximately$50 billion in private investment capital is estimated to have left Mexico and added
(B) During the 1980â€™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 1980â€™s and added
(D) It is estimated that during the 1980â€™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 1980â€™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 ? VP Joined: 29 Dec 2005 Posts: 1348 Followers: 7 Kudos [?]: 37 [0], given: 0 Re: Specific Q on SC [#permalink] 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 1980â€™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. (D) It is estimated that during the 1980â€™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 1980â€™s, adding Senior Manager Joined: 09 Mar 2006 Posts: 445 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 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 Current Student Joined: 29 Jan 2005 Posts: 5240 Followers: 23 Kudos [?]: 191 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 07 May 2006, 03:01 IMO they are all redundant: estimated and approximately shouldnt refer to the same thing. (D) would be the lesser of all evils. Senior Manager Joined: 09 Mar 2006 Posts: 445 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] 07 May 2006, 03:20 GMATT73 wrote: IMO they are all redundant: estimated and approximately shouldnt 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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thanks guys....OA is D
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deowl wrote:
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 [#permalink] 07 May 2006, 18:40 Similar topics Replies Last post Similar Topics: During the 1980s approximately$50 billion in private 4 24 Oct 2007, 08:15
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