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In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country

A- Same
B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by $500million
C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by $500 million
D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by $500million
E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states record exports to mexico caused a $500 million decline in trade deficit with that country.

People say that this question is from GMATPrep. Has anyone come across it? What is the official answer, please? Honestly, I can't figure it out. Thank you for any explanations.
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Re: Trade deficit [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2009, 18:03
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I am not seeing any mistake with the original, clearly trade imbalances with china and Japan are compared with trade deficits between USA and Mexico. That at the end is referring to Mexico

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Re: Trade deficit [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2009, 21:16
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Even i'll go with A

1) Correct
2) The trade imbalances are compared to exports.
3) Same as 2 + 'their' is reffering to singular United states.
4) 'Compared with' is used to show similarity/difference b/w two LIKE things. Wrongly used here.
5) 'Compared to' is used show similarity b/w to dissimilar things. Wrongly used here.

Hope my explanation is correct :teleport
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Re: Trade deficit [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2009, 10:02
Buddy A seems to be the best option.

What what is the OA ?
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Re: Trade deficit [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2009, 19:35
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Buddy A seems to be the best option.

What what is the OA ?


For "A" to be correct "United states" should be in possessive case. I think its a typo here."A" should be the answer
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Re: Trade deficit [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2011, 16:38
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There is no typo here. This question is wrong according to me. You cannot compare trade deficit of japan and china with that of United states and mexico.

it should be United States' which indicates possessive form. I had to start with this damn question on my gmat powerprep and spent 4 minutes on it
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Re: Trade deficit [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2011, 20:13
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jn.mohit wrote:
Buddy A seems to be the best option.

What what is the OA ?


For "A" to be correct "United states" should be in possessive case. I think its a typo here."A" should be the answer


Hey ,
I don't think United States needs to be in possessive case. Here United states is acting as an adjective modifying trade deficits e.g.
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Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2012, 09:23
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In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country

A- Same
B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by $500million
C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by $500 million
D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by $500million
E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states record exports to mexico caused a $500 million decline in trade deficit with that country.

People say that this question is from GMATPrep. Has anyone come across it? What is the official answer, please? Honestly, I can't figure it out. Thank you for any explanations.


Declined By.... Never seen this.. Yet, comparison is right only here... What a question :( !
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Re: Trade deficit [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2013, 16:12
jn.mohit wrote:
Buddy A seems to be the best option.

What what is the OA ?


I got this question in GmatPrep and Credited response if A
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Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2013, 06:03
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In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country

A- In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country
B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by $500million
C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by $500 million
D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by $500million
E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states record exports to mexico caused a $500 million decline in trade deficit with that country.

People say that this question is from GMATPrep. Has anyone come across it? What is the official answer, please? Honestly, I can't figure it out. Thank you for any explanations.


My point of view:

A- In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country - RIGHT you are comparing trade imbalances and a trade imbalance of a country and the comparaison is correct (remember: you need to compare apples with apples)
B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by $500million - You are comparing trad imbalance and a country
C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by $500 million - You are comparing trad imbalance and a country
D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by $500million - You are comparing trad imbalance and a country
E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan, the United states record exports to mexico caused a $500 million decline in trade deficit with that country. - You are comparing trad imbalance and a country and that country is wordy

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Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2013, 12:31
CasperMonday wrote:
In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country

A- Same
B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by $500million
C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by $500 million
D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by $500million
E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states record exports to mexico caused a $500 million decline in trade deficit with that country.

People say that this question is from GMATPrep. Has anyone come across it? What is the official answer, please? Honestly, I can't figure it out. Thank you for any explanations.



its pretty hard crack question from GMATPREP... I have answered it wrongly with option B.
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Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2013, 14:51
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CasperMonday wrote:
In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country

A- Same
B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by $500million
C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by $500 million
D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by $500million
E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states record exports to mexico caused a $500 million decline in trade deficit with that country.

People say that this question is from GMATPrep. Has anyone come across it? What is the official answer, please? Honestly, I can't figure it out. Thank you for any explanations.



its pretty hard crack question from GMATPREP... I have answered it wrongly with option B.


In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country

In A, the phrase "that country" refers to mexico. I read somewhere that we cannot use "that" or "this" to refer to Nouns. i.e. Mexico. How come option A is correct?

Can anyone please explain?
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Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2013, 14:56
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CasperMonday wrote:
In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country

A- Same
B- In contrast to ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states sold record exports to Mexico,reducing its trade deficit by $500million
C- When compared with ongoing trade imbalances with china and Japan, the United states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing their trade deficit by $500 million
D- Compared with ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan , the united states sold record exports to Mexico, reducing the trade deficit by $500million
E- Compared to the ongoing trade imbalances with China and Japan,the United states record exports to mexico caused a $500 million decline in trade deficit with that country.

People say that this question is from GMATPrep. Has anyone come across it? What is the official answer, please? Honestly, I can't figure it out. Thank you for any explanations.



its pretty hard crack question from GMATPREP... I have answered it wrongly with option B.


In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and japan, the United states trade deficit with Mexico declined by $500 million as a result of record exports to that country

In A, the phrase "that country" refers to mexico. I read somewhere that we cannot use "that" or "this" to refer to Nouns. i.e. Mexico. How come option A is correct?

Can anyone please explain?


Look at the meaning.

If you use that, it means that you have a trade deficit with a trade deficit of country X. This is not logic and not correct and wordy!

You have a trade deficit with country X ==> here it is a trade deficit with Mexico.

Hope it is clear!
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Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2013, 13:32
Paris,

Option A is the correct option and has this phrase at the end of the sentence
"as a result of record exports to that country" ...

My question was "that" referring to Mexico? If so, can "that" refer to nouns?

Your explanation is not addressing my question.

Can anyone please answer my question?
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Re: In contrast to the ongoing trade imbalances with china and [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2014, 17:53
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