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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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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 _________________ GMAT Club Legend Joined: 01 Oct 2013 Posts: 9843 Followers: 843 Kudos [?]: 173 [0], given: 0 Re: During the 1980s approximately$50 billion in private [#permalink]

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