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Retail sales rose 8/10 of 1 percent in August, intensifying [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2009, 13:08
Retail sales rose 8/10 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of the 1.4 percent growth rate in personal spending for the previous quarter.

A. that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of
B. that personal spending in the July-September quarter would more than double
C. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it more than doubled
D. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, more than doubling that of
E. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it would more than double that of
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Re: SC - Retail sales [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2009, 20:31
peraspera wrote:
IMO clear B.


yeah you are right B, didnt scrutinize carefully
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Re: SC - Retail sales [#permalink] New post 01 May 2009, 00:19
IMO B
Retail sales rose 8/10 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of the 1.4 percent growth rate in personal spending for the previous quarter.

A. that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of --> that of is ambiguous
B. that personal spending in the July-September quarter would more than double --> the best.
C. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it more than doubled --> that clause here incorrectly modifies for the whole prior clause Retail sales ... August, while it should modifies for expectations
D. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, more than doubling that of --> same error as A. Besides, it creates an incorrect comparison that retails sales more than double the growth rate of personal spending
E. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it would more than double that of --> same error
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Re: SC - Retail sales [#permalink] New post 02 May 2009, 09:59
A and B are parallel. Absence of would in A disqualifies it to be an expectation. So IMO B
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Retail sales rose 0.8 of 1 percent in August, intensifying [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2009, 11:11
Retail sales rose 8/10 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations that personal
spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of the 1.4 percent growth
rate in personal spending for the previous quarter.
A. that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of
B. that personal spending in the July-September quarter would more than double
C. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it more than doubled
D. of personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubling that of
E. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it would more than
double that of
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Re: Retail sales rose 8 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2009, 12:09
all won the quiz... but some one explain the reason
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Re: Retail sales rose 8 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2009, 12:30
IMO B

C, D & E - intensifying expectations of personal spending does not make sense. intensifying expectations that is correct usage.
A - doubled that of is incorrect. Expectations that something will/would happen not expectation that something happened, besides that of here is also incorrect.

I may not be very convincing in my explanation but this is how I figure it out.
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Re: Retail sales rose 8 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2009, 12:53
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Retail sales rose 8/10 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations that personal
spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of
the 1.4 percent growth
rate in personal spending for the previous quarter.
A. that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of
B. that personal spending in the July-September quarter would more than double
C. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it more than doubled
D. of personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubling that of
E. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it would more than
double that of

B wins
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Re: Retail sales rose 8 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2009, 16:22
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expectations that is correct usage...and also since it's expectations, then the usage of "would" is correct, so out of B and E ...B seems correct
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Re: Retail sales rose 8 [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2009, 23:51
can anyone explain why "be" is not required in the sentence? I thought a clause is following the "that" and it must contain verb.
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Re: Retail sales rose 8 [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2009, 01:07
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can anyone explain why "be" is not required in the sentence? I thought a clause is following the "that" and it must contain verb.


it is not in subjunctive mood so 'be' is not used.
also verb is there in the clause after that - 'would double'
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Re: Retail sales rose 8 [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2009, 00:27
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IMO B

C, D & E - intensifying expectations of personal spending does not make sense. intensifying expectations that is correct usage.
A - doubled that of is incorrect. Expectations that something will/would happen not expectation that something happened, besides that of here is also incorrect.

I may not be very convincing in my explanation but this is how I figure it out.



could you explain please why "that of" is incorrect?
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Re: Retail sales rose 8 [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 07:00
I wanted to pick B, but hesitated because I did not like the word would. I thought it should be will. Can someone please clarify the difference between would and will?
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Retail sales rose 0.8 of 1 percent in August, intensifying [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2009, 08:07
Retail sales rose 0.8 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations that personal spending in the July-Sept quarter more than doubled that of the 1.4 percent growth rate in personal spending for the previous quarter.

A. that personal spending in the July-Sept quarter more than doubled that of
B. that personal spending in the July-Sept quarter would more than double
C. of personal spending in the July-Sept quarter, that it more than doubled
D. of personal spending in the July-Sept quarter more than doubling that of
E. of personal spending in the July-Sept quarter, that it would more than double that of

your answers and explanations, thx
And, BTW, Could anyone please offer me an introduction about how to use "that of" when there is a "than"
or "as" before? thanks a lot!
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Retail sales rose 0.8 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations that personal spending in the July-Sept quarter more than doubled that of the 1.4 percent growth rate in personal spending for the previous quarter.

A. that personal spending in the July-Sept quarter more than doubled that of
B. that personal spending in the July-Sept quarter would more than double
C. of personal spending in the July-Sept quarter, that it more than doubled
D. of personal spending in the July-Sept quarter more than doubling that of
E. of personal spending in the July-Sept quarter, that it would more than double that of

your answers and explanations, thx
And, BTW, Could anyone please offer me an introduction about how to use "that of" when there is a "than"
or "as" before? thanks a lot!


C, D and E ..incorrect ..personal spending does not have expectations.. Awkward..
A. ) that personal spending in the July-Sept quarter more than doubled that of(personal spending of) the 1.4 percent growth rate in personal spending for the previous quarter --- redundant..
B. ) correct.. We need that..Also comparison is correct.
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Re: SC:Retail sales [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2009, 09:29
IMO B.

between A and B, the use of would is appropriate for expectations.
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Re: SC:Retail sales [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2009, 09:40
thanks

i think the subjunctive is needed here. so "would" must be used.

i'm not quite clear about the usage of "that of" in a comparison form.

can someone give examples for the usage of "that of"?
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Re: Retail sales rose 8 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2009, 10:01
Will goes for a certain thing where as would casts a doubt !
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Re: Retail sales rose 8 [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2009, 03:07
heyabhi wrote:
Will goes for a certain thing where as would casts a doubt !


Agree to some extent...would is used to express desire...or as subjunctive mood of will.....
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Re: Retail sales rose 8 [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2009, 22:57
pk wrote:
hemantsood wrote:
IMO B

C, D & E - intensifying expectations of personal spending does not make sense. intensifying expectations that is correct usage.
A - doubled that of is incorrect. Expectations that something will/would happen not expectation that something happened, besides that of here is also incorrect.

I may not be very convincing in my explanation but this is how I figure it out.



could you explain please why "that of" is incorrect?


there is no referent for 'that of'... hence it is wrong.
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