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# Is it correct

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15 Sep 2004, 18:36
I was wondering if the sentence below is correct.

Sales of US goods to developing countries rose to $160billion in 1992, which is 14 percent more than the previous year and largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Director Joined: 13 Nov 2003 Posts: 964 Location: Florida Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 0 Re: Is it correct [#permalink] ### Show Tags 15 Sep 2004, 19:15 crackgmat750 wrote: I was wondering if the sentence below is correct. Sales of US goods to developing countries rose to$160billion in 1992, which is 14 percent more than the previous year and largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan

I figured a couple of issues with this sentence.

1. 'which', which is non-restrictive, should modify the noun immediate next to it.
I won't consider this as a collective noun, but in the absence of any other choice 'which' can refer to '160 billion in 1992'.
2.14 percent more than the previous year?? --> comparing rise in sales with previous year. wrong.
should have been: more than that of previous year's
Re: Is it correct   [#permalink] 15 Sep 2004, 19:15
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