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good one [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2006, 01:24
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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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2006, 01:32
D,....
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2006, 19:19
D it should be.
It strengthens the required cause-effect relationship.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2006, 20:30
Will go with D.

These are one of the forms where ..ed and ..ing are considered ||
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2006, 23:49
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2006, 23:50
It is D
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2006, 23:51
D it is
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Re: good one [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2006, 00:48
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I think I saw this problem here some days ago
You can refer to the posting
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2006, 01:53
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2006, 07:23
I think A is good too besides D. What's wrong with A guys?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2006, 09:28
A doesnot clearly differntiate between cause and effect....From A, it seems that $50 Billion got added to the strain....
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2006, 21:52
Yea D makes sense.

Luking for the verb tense, initially i narrowed on A, coz it uses have for the 1st action and simple past for the second action, which is grammatically correct.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2006, 02:12
It's D.

It is estimated that during the 1980’s approximately $50 billion in private investment capital left Mexico, adding to the strain on the country’s debt-ridden economy.

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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2006, 02:47
Tell me if Im wrong, but in (A) I think there's also a SV agreement mistake.
50 billion ARE estimated...
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2006, 19:56
Sorry, I'm new around here, but wat does an SV mean??
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2006, 20:33
I go with A.

Idiom - estimated to be
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2006, 20:56
Raghavender wrote:
Sorry, I'm new around here, but wat does an SV mean??


Subject Verb agreement.
I might wrongely think that "50 Billion" is plural and "is estimated" singular.
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