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From 1982 to 1987 sales of new small boats increased between [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2012, 11:45
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From 1982 to 1987 sales of new small boats increased between five and ten percent annually.

(A) From 1982 to 1987 sales of new small boats increased between five and ten percent annually.
(B) Five to ten percent is the annual increase in sales of new small boats in the years 1982 to 1987.
(C) Sales of new small boats have increased annually five and ten percent in the years 1982 to 1987.
(D) Annually an increase of five to ten percent has occurred between 1982 and 1987 in the sales of new small boats.
(E) Occurring from 1982 to 1987 was an annual increase of five and ten percent in the sales of new small boats.

IMO answer is A but its not right. Why so?
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Re: From 1982 to 1987 sales of new small boats increased between [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2012, 12:25
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From 1982 to 1987 sales of new small boats increased between five and ten percent annually.

(A) From 1982 to 1987 sales of new small boats increased between five and ten percent annually.
(B) Five to ten percent is the annual increase in sales of new small boats in the years 1982 to 1987.
(C) Sales of new small boats have increased annually five and ten percent in the years 1982 to 1987.
(D) Annually an increase of five to ten percent has occurred between 1982 and 1987 in the sales of new small boats.
(E) Occurring from 1982 to 1987 was an annual increase of five and ten percent in the sales of new small boats.

IMO answer is A but its not right. Why so?



why not D???
E seems awkward to me
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Re: From 1982 to 1987 sales of new small boats increased between [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2013, 02:27
I got D too.

Can't find the error on D and can't see why E is better.
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Re: From 1982 to 1987 sales of new small boats increased between [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2013, 03:37
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The whole event occurred during a particular period between x and Y, which is a closed chapter now. The correct expression for such an en event is to use simple past and no perfect tenses or present tense. That is why B, C and D are out. As you see E is too awkward in construction using passive voice. A is the one; only the OE should say why it is not
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Re: From 1982 to 1987 sales of new small boats increased between [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2013, 19:16
sir,
A... is wrong becz
from 82 to 87.... what happened?? sales increased between 5 and 10%, so of which product?? new small boats.... so E is right....

pls reply whether my above analysis is right or wrong?

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Re: From 1982 to 1987 sales of new small boats increased between [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 02:38
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From 1982 to 1987 sales of new small boats increased between five and ten percent annually.

(A) From 1982 to 1987 sales of new small boats increased between five and ten percent annually.
(B) Five to ten percent is the annual increase in sales of new small boats in the years 1982 to 1987.
(C) Sales of new small boats have increased annually five and ten percent in the years 1982 to 1987.
(D) Annually an increase of five to ten percent has occurred between 1982 and 1987 in the sales of new small boats.
(E) Occurring from 1982 to 1987 was an annual increase of five and ten percent in the sales of new small boats.



(A) Increased BY X% not between... WRONG
(B) Wordy, it should be "sales increased by 5 to 10 %" here it is wordy... WRONG
(C) Increased BY X%... WRONG
(D) OK, but the tense is wrong here... WRONG
(E) Strange but correct...

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Re: From 1982 to 1987 sales of new small boats increased between [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2013, 18:59
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The OA is A indeed. It doesn't hurt to look around in case the questions such as these get ambiguous. from-1982-to-1987-sales-of-new-small-boats-increased-between-133454.html?fl=similar
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Re: From 1982 to 1987 sales of new small boats increased between [#permalink] New post 15 May 2015, 06:49
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Re: From 1982 to 1987 sales of new small boats increased between [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2015, 16:48
Request you not to post the answer in question window. It prevents us to analyze the question knowing the answer.
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Re: From 1982 to 1987 sales of new small boats increased between [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2015, 20:23
Between X and Y is a right idiom and A is a right choice and does not changes the meaning.
while Choice E is awkward and changes the intended meaning.
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