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President of Venezuela during the mid-1950s, the country’s economy flourished under Marcos Perez Jimenez.
A President of Venezuela during the mid-1950s, the country’s economy flourished under Marcos Perez Jimenez.
B Venezuela’s economy flourished during the mid-1950s under President Marcos Perez Jimenez.
C Under Marcos Perez Jimenez, president of the country during the mid-1950s, Venezuela’s economy flourished.
D The country’s economy flourished under the president of Venezuela during the mid-1950s, Marcos Perez Jimenez.
E During the mid-1950s, the country’s economy flourished under Marcos Perez Jimenez, president of Venezuela.
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Think b. C is also close but b seems more concise. "president" is capitalized in b which made me a bit hesitant but then you have Prince William, King George etc so I guess by the same token you can also have a "President" in caps

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Can anyone explain about B and E, why B is better than E?
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Can anyone explain about B and E, why B is better than E?


In E, 'the country's economy...' might refer to some country other than Venezuela.
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President of Venezuela during the mid-1950s, the country’s economy flourished under Marcos Perez Jimenez.
A President of Venezuela during the mid-1950s, the country’s economy flourished under Marcos Perez Jimenez.
B Venezuela’s economy flourished during the mid-1950s under President Marcos Perez Jimenez.
C Under Marcos Perez Jimenez, president of the country during the mid-1950s, Venezuela’s economy flourished.
D The country’s economy flourished under the president of Venezuela during the mid-1950s, Marcos Perez Jimenez.
E During the mid-1950s, the country’s economy flourished under Marcos Perez Jimenez, president of Venezuela.


B is both gramatically correct and stylistically compact, making it the best choice.

C is perfect from a grammar point of view, but is stylistically inferior to B. On the GMAT, when you have a choice between a clearly-expressed simply-written sentence and one that adds extra phrases or clauses, go with clear and simple every time.

E, similar to C, unnecessarily breaks up the ideas; accordingly, it's inferior. Putting "Venezuela" and "the country's economy" so far apart also weakens the structure.
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narrowed down to B and C. Opted for B as its succent and precise
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