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Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent extended sales slump in women's apparel, the seven-store retailer said it would start a three-month liquidation sale in all of its stores.

(A) its many problems had been the recent
(B) its many problems has been the recently
(C) its many problems is the recently
(D) their many problems is the recent
(E) their many problems had been the recent
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16 May 2008, 02:46
Answer=A

Had must be used in this sentence and its should be used to refer to a single store.
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13 Jun 2008, 05:55
Hey guys

Pick up the best one , and pls explain your thought process, it will help

Sentence

Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent extended sales slump in women's apparrel, the seven store retailer said it would start a three-month liquidation sale in all of its stores

Choices

a) its many problems had been the recent
b) its many problems has been the recently
c) its many problems is the recently
d) their many problems is the recent
e) their many problems had been the recent
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13 Jun 2008, 07:07
C

The problem he reported is present thus I chose C. Its is better as it points to 7 stores retailer.

Comments are welcome!
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13 Jun 2008, 07:27
I agree with C.
Option must use recently so left with A, B and C. Now since problem is present so C is the best.
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13 Jun 2008, 07:31
A doesn't use recently and B uses "has been" implying there is no longer a problem. This is not the meaning of the sentence.

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I agree with C.
Option must use recently so left with A, B and C. Now since problem is present so C is the best.

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13 Jun 2008, 11:17
Thanks guys for the replies ..... though B and C look appropriate over here , OA is A ..

I didnt agree with the tense "Had been" cos then it would mean the problem of the retailer is over and taken care of, which is not the case

Is "recently" vis a vis "recent" the correct use ? cos it appears both in B and C
Can anyone point out why A
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24 Jul 2008, 09:15
Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent extended sales slump in women's apparel, the seven-store retailer said it would start a three-month liquidation sale in all of its stores.

A. its many problems had been the recent

B. its many problems has been the recently

C. its many problems is the recently

D. their many problems is the recent

E. their many problems had been the recent
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24 Jul 2008, 17:35
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Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent extended sales slump in women's apparel, the seven-store retailer said it would start a three-month liquidation sale in all of its stores.

A. its many problems had been the recent

B. its many problems has been the recently

C. its many problems is the recently

D. their many problems is the recent

E. their many problems had been the recent

the seven-store retailer - Singular, it is required.

=>D,E are out

We need an adjective to modify "extended sales slump"
=>B,C is OUT for using "recently"

A wins.
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24 Jul 2008, 19:11
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goalsnr wrote:
goalsnr wrote:
Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent extended sales slump in women's apparel, the seven-store retailer said it would start a three-month liquidation sale in all of its stores.

A. its many problems had been the recent

B. its many problems has been the recently

C. its many problems is the recently

D. their many problems is the recent

E. their many problems had been the recent

the seven-store retailer - Singular, it is required.

=>D,E are out

We need an adjective to modify "extended sales slump"
=>B,C is OUT for using "recently"

A wins.

Why recently in correct ?

Because "recently" is ana dverb and it changes the meaning of the sentence.
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24 Jul 2008, 20:10
There is no problem with the existing sentence - so A is the correct answer - "its" is correct since retailer is singular - that eliminates D and E - has been is wrong and recently is wrong, eliminating B and C.
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24 Jul 2008, 20:59
goalsnr wrote:
OA is A

even if recently is used then v get the meaning as : extended sales ,recently done is one of its many problems.

recent extended sales somehow does not convey the intentions of the author
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03 Aug 2008, 16:25
Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent extended sales slump in womens apparel, the seven-store retailer said it would start a three-month liquidation sale in all of its stores.

A. its many problems had been the recent

B. its many problems has been the recently

C. its many problems is the recently

D. their many problems is the recent

E. their many problems had been the recent

Easy one but a little confused... please explain your answer
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03 Aug 2008, 20:56
Should use “its” instead of “their” because of “seven-store retailer”
So, D and E are out

D. their many problems is the recent
= OUT

E. their many problems had been the recent
= OUT

C is out because it should not be in present tense
C. its many problems is the recently
= OUT

Bwtween A and B

The “seven-store retailer said” was a past action, and “problems had been” was a action occurred before “seven-store retailer said”, so we need past perfect tense, instead of present perfect tense.

A. its many problems had been the recent
= CORRECT

B. its many problems has been the recently
= OUT
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Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent extended sales slump in women’s apparel, the seven-store retailer said it would start a three-month liquidation sale in all of its stores.
(A) its many problems had been the recent
(B) its many problems has been the recently
(C) its many problems is the recently
(D) their many problems is the recent

Tense should be present or past perfect continues??
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20 Sep 2008, 07:43
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Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent extended sales slump in women’s apparel, the seven-store retailer said it would start a three-month liquidation sale in all of its stores.
(A) its many problems had been the recent
(B) its many problems has been the recently
(C) its many problems is the recently
(D) their many problems is the recent

Tense should be present or past perfect continues??

Should be past perfect. The time of report is earlier than the retailer's saying (which is past tense). So, should be past perfect. A is the answer.
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20 Sep 2008, 07:48
vivektripathi wrote:
Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent extended sales slump in women’s apparel, the seven-store retailer said it would start a three-month liquidation sale in all of its stores.
(A) its many problems had been the recent
(B) its many problems has been the recently
(C) its many problems is the recently
(D) their many problems is the recent

Tense should be present or past perfect continues??

Past perfect. Retailer "said" is key here.

IMO A)
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20 Sep 2008, 08:05
vivektripathi wrote:
Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent extended sales slump in women’s apparel, the seven-store retailer said it would start a three-month liquidation sale in all of its stores.
(A) its many problems had been the recent
(B) its many problems has been the recently
(C) its many problems is the recently
(D) their many problems is the recent

Tense should be present or past perfect continues??

4 answer choices??

D is out as it uses their for singular subject.

recently vs recent

adverb vs adjective

If we use the word adverb recently it will modify the word extended sales slump. Its wrong

As some one already pointed out, had been is past perfect and said is past tense. Makes sense of the two events
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20 Sep 2008, 20:09
icandy wrote:
vivektripathi wrote:
Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent extended sales slump in women’s apparel, the seven-store retailer said it would start a three-month liquidation sale in all of its stores.
(A) its many problems had been the recent
(B) its many problems has been the recently
(C) its many problems is the recently
(D) their many problems is the recent

Tense should be present or past perfect continues??

4 answer choices??

D is out as it uses their for singular subject.

recently vs recent

adverb vs adjective

If we use the word adverb recently it will modify the word extended sales slump. Its wrong

As some one already pointed out, had been is past perfect and said is past tense. Makes sense of the two events

But dont you think here has been says misery still continues and usage of WOULD says it needs to obviate this in the future
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06 Nov 2008, 17:30
What is wrong with recently extended sales slump?

Isn't it an adverb modifying a verb/adjective (extended)?

icandy wrote:
vivektripathi wrote:
Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent extended sales slump in women’s apparel, the seven-store retailer said it would start a three-month liquidation sale in all of its stores.
(A) its many problems had been the recent
(B) its many problems has been the recently
(C) its many problems is the recently
(D) their many problems is the recent

Tense should be present or past perfect continues??

4 answer choices??

D is out as it uses their for singular subject.

recently vs recent

adverb vs adjective

If we use the word adverb recently it will modify the word extended sales slump. Its wrong

As some one already pointed out, had been is past perfect and said is past tense. Makes sense of the two events
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06 Nov 2008, 20:03
bigfernhead wrote:
What is wrong with recently extended sales slump?

Isn't it an adverb modifying a verb/adjective (extended)?

icandy wrote:
vivektripathi wrote:
Reporting that one of its many problems had been the recent extended sales slump in women’s apparel, the seven-store retailer said it would start a three-month liquidation sale in all of its stores.
(A) its many problems had been the recent
(B) its many problems has been the recently
(C) its many problems is the recently
(D) their many problems is the recent

Tense should be present or past perfect continues??

4 answer choices??

D is out as it uses their for singular subject.

recently vs recent

adverb vs adjective

If we use the word adverb recently it will modify the word extended sales slump. Its wrong

As some one already pointed out, had been is past perfect and said is past tense. Makes sense of the two events

This is Verbal OG Q 49 and as per the explanation offered

recent
(adjective) is modifying extended sales slump

meaning extended sales slump is a noun

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