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# Is it correct

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15 Sep 2004, 19:36
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 Director Joined: 13 Nov 2003 Posts: 964 Location: Florida Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 92 [0], given: 0 Re: Is it correct [#permalink] ### Show Tags 15 Sep 2004, 20:15 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, 20:15
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