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During the 1980s approximately $50 billion in private [#permalink] New post 03 May 2008, 09:23
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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
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Re: SC1000 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2008, 23:25
Nihit wrote:
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


This is one in my error log. Fortunately, someday ago I choose it correct. And here is my reasoning. Admittedly, this error is one of the toghest one I face

(A) During the 1980’s approximately $50 billion in private investment capital is estimated to have left Mexico and added

"during the 1980's" modifies 50 billion, so "main verb-IS" must be "WAS"

(B) During the 1980’s it is estimated that approximately $50 billion in private investment capital left Mexico and added

Again, "During the 1980's" modifies "it", "IS" must be "WAS"


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

"during the 1980's" modifies Verb-left, so the meaning changed

(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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Re: SC1000   [#permalink] 03 May 2008, 23:25
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