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Rising inventories, when unaccompanied correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead to production cutbacks that would hamper economic growth.

A)When unaccompanied correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead
B)When not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, possibly leads.
C)When they were unaccompanied by corresponding sales increases, can lead.
D)If not accompanied by correspondingly increased slaes, possibly leads
E) If not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, can lead
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13 Mar 2007, 08:42
I think it's (E)

'If' and 'not accompanied' is better than 'when' and unaccompanied respectively.
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13 Mar 2007, 09:20
Rising inventories should be accompanied by plural verb 'lead' and this leaves us with the choices A, C and E

and clearly we can say that the answer is E due to awkward sentence construction in A and C

My Choice E
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14 Mar 2007, 05:44
"if" is used for to introduce "conditions" - refer Sahil's grammar notes

Choice is narrowed down to D & E. D incorrectly introduces an adverb - "correspondingly increased sales"

E is correct in all respect
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14 Mar 2007, 20:16
easy E; however, "to" should be out of underline ... "lead to" is the correct idiom ...
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23 Mar 2007, 22:32
Clearly E as When is used in reference of time. D is grammatically wrong
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23 Mar 2007, 22:52
got A&E.

what's wrong with A? is it awkward? then why?
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24 Mar 2007, 00:54
When is used in reference to time.

I was about to leave the house when John knocked at my door.
When did you meet John?
If introduces a condition so use of can or could is required.
So E, I hope it clarifies.
Correspondingly I think is wrong english. Can anybody enlighten on the use of correspondingly.
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24 Mar 2007, 01:13
I like E.

Correspondingly is not a wrong english, it can be used in place of "likewise", "also", "in the same way", "equally" etc.

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24 Mar 2007, 08:46
I looked for meaning of 'correpondingly' in the Oxford Advances learner's dictionary. It's an adverb while corresponding is advective. So, Use of correpondingly here is wrong.
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24 Mar 2007, 08:59
Thanks notmykind, your efforts are appreciative.

What I mean is, unilike hopefully, correspondingly is acceptable english word, its wrong in the above sentence albeit.

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24 Mar 2007, 15:55
Rising inventories, when unaccompanied correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead to production cutbacks that would hamper economic growth.

A)When unaccompanied correspondingly by increases in sales, can lead
B)When not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, possibly leads.
C)When they were unaccompanied by corresponding sales increases, can lead.
D)If not accompanied by correspondingly increased slaes, possibly leads
E) If not accompanied by corresponding increases in sales, can lead

E looks good to me
24 Mar 2007, 15:55
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