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SC: Soft drink company [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2005, 21:47
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2005, 21:58
The soft drink company's flat earnings for the second quarter reflect the success of both its restructured global bottling system and the extent to which poor currency exchange rates keep down profits for multinational companies.

A. reflect the success of both its restructured global bottling system and the extent to which poor currency exchange rates keep
B. reflect both the success of its restructured global bottling system and the extent to which poor currency exchange rates are keeping
C. reflect both the success of its restructured global bottling system and the extent of poor currency exchange rates keeping
D. both reflect the success of its restructured global bottling system and to what extent poor currency exchange rates are keeping
E. both reflect the success of its restructured global bottling system and to what extent poor currency exchange rages are keeping

The flat earnings reflect two things
- the success of its restructured global bottling system
- the extent to which poor currency exchange rates are keeping profits down

I vote for (B).
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2005, 22:02
B is correct

A. Changes meaning - Sounds as though the currency exchange is also a success
B. Idiom: Extent to which……..
C. Unidiomatic
D. ‘Both’ here modifies earnings….incorrect!
E. Same as D
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2005, 22:54
I agree with B but....pls see this one

3.Because the financial review covered only the last few fiscal years, and therefore the investigators were unable to determine the extent to possible earlier overpayments.
(A) and therefore the investigators were unable to determine the extent to possible
(B) so therefore the investigators were not capable of determining the possible extent of
(C) therefore the investigators were unable to determine the possible extent of
(D) the investigators were not capable of determining the possible extent of
(E) the investigators were unable to determine the extent of possible

the usage "extent of sth" sometimes might be right....
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2005, 02:42
3.Because the financial review covered only the last few fiscal years, and therefore the investigators were unable to determine the extent to possible earlier overpayments.
(A) and therefore the investigators were unable to determine the extent to possible
----> "because ...and therefore..." is redundant --> out

(B) so therefore the investigators were not capable of determining the possible extent of
-----> "because ...so therefore..." is also redundant ---> out

(C) therefore the investigators were unable to determine the possible extent of
------> similar to A and B ---> out

(D) the investigators were not capable of determining the possible extent of
-----> the use of "capable of " is not suitable here since "determining" is not an inherent capacity of "the investigators" . Moreover, changing the position of "possible" somehow changes the original meaning ---> out

(E) the investigators were unable to determine the extent of possible
-----> short and sweet

E it is.

the usage "extent of sth" sometimes might be right

Yes!

Besides,
"the extent to " is normally followed by "which" ---> "the extent to which" ----> this is in fact the inversion of, for example: The production is expanded to the extent determined by marginal cost and demand ------> Marginal cost and demand determine the extent to which the production is expanded.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2005, 06:30
laxieqv thx for ur kind repsonse,

but C is still my choice.. :? a though one...
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2005, 18:47
IWT801 wrote:
I agree with B but....pls see this one

3.Because the financial review covered only the last few fiscal years, and therefore the investigators were unable to determine the extent to possible earlier overpayments.
(A) and therefore the investigators were unable to determine the extent to possible
(B) so therefore the investigators were not capable of determining the possible extent of
(C) therefore the investigators were unable to determine the possible extent of
(D) the investigators were not capable of determining the possible extent of
(E) the investigators were unable to determine the extent of possible

the usage "extent of sth" sometimes might be right....


E. the first clause is dependent clause, so we need IC in the second. ABC are not IC. D has wrong idiom "capable of"
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