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Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns
the Record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains,
announced that since sales of up to one-fourth of its
stores are poor, they will be closed.

A. that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores
are poor, they will be closed.
B. it is closing up to one-fourth of its stores, which
accounted for its poor sales
C. it was closing up to one fourth of its stores
because of poor sales.
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to
one-fourth of its stores.
D. having poor sales, such that up to one-fourth of
its stores will be closed.
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Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns
the Record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains,
announced that since sales of up to one-fourth of its
stores are poor, they will be closed.

A. that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores
are poor, they will be closed -->"they" is not clearly referent to, sales or stores ??
B. it is closing up to one-fourth of its stores, which
accounted for its poor sales --> announced is in past tense, so "is" is illogical
C. it was closing up to one fourth of its stores
because of poor sales --> I think no problem here
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to
one-fourth of its stores --> "annnounced to be closing" seems unidiom
D. having poor sales, such that up to one-fourth of
its stores will be closed --> too many problems: unidiom, illogical

Can any one explain, how can they refer to sales? Between sales and stores, only stores can be closed. So why pronoun reference error. Please explain as I continously have the same problem
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07 Apr 2009, 14:26
it should be A

in B , we need a "that"

Trans World ... Matinee retail chains, announced (that) it is ....
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07 Apr 2009, 15:40
I also thing it requires A)......

Announce needs "that".......Please post OA.
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08 Apr 2009, 20:14
OA is C Anyone can explain?
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09 Apr 2009, 06:58
i still feel it requires a "that" to introduce a clause ( a subject and a verb)

without "that" it should be something like this.

announced the closure of (it was closing up to) one fourth of its stores
because of poor sales.
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09 Apr 2009, 10:58
nitya34 wrote:
IMO B
Economist wrote:
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Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns
the Record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains,
announced that since sales of up to one-fourth of its
stores are poor, they will be closed.

A. that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores
are poor, they will be closed.
B. it is closing up to one-fourth of its stores, which
accounted for its poor sales
C. it was closing up to one fourth of its stores
because of poor sales.
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to
one-fourth of its stores.
D. having poor sales, such that up to one-fourth of
its stores will be closed.

Please explain when to use ', such that' and when to use ', so that' ?
Also i feel that answer is either a or e. i don't believe whether the OA is correct or not.
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11 Apr 2009, 22:07
A. that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores
are poor, they will be closed. – who will close this stores.
B. it is closing up to one-fourth of its stores, which
accounted for its poor sales - which modifying stores..
C. it was closing up to one fourth of its stores
because of poor sales. – didn’t find any problem with the statement
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to
one-fourth of its stores. – complicated statement
D. having poor sales, such that up to one-fourth of
its stores will be closed. – such is not required,
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11 Apr 2009, 23:37
nitya34 wrote:
IMO B
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Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns
the Record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains,
announced that since sales of up to one-fourth of its
stores are poor, they will be closed.

A. that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores
are poor, they will be closed.
B. it is closing up to one-fourth of its stores, which
accounted for its poor sales--- which is referring to store.. as if store accounted for its poor sales.
C. it was closing up to one fourth of its stores
because of poor sales.
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to
one-fourth of its stores.
D. having poor sales, such that up to one-fourth of
its stores will be closed.

Actually there is close contest between B & C.
.. It should be C because.. announced it is closing... means that the action is happening in the present tense
..secondly.. B is verbose as well as suffer from improper pronoun reference.
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12 Apr 2009, 02:30
what is the problem with option A
please any one expalin it clearly

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13 Apr 2009, 09:15
The only reason I prefer C is because it uses "because of" instead of "since". When you are giving a reason, "because of" is preferable to "since". "Since" normally refers to passage of time. Option A uses since.
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13 Apr 2009, 22:32
I think C

Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns
the Record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains,
announced that since sales of up to one-fourth of its
stores are poor, they will be closed.

A. that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores
are poor, they will be closed -->"they" is not clearly referent to, sales or stores ??
B. it is closing up to one-fourth of its stores, which
accounted for its poor sales --> announced is in past tense, so "is" is illogical
C. it was closing up to one fourth of its stores
because of poor sales --> I think no problem here
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to
one-fourth of its stores --> "annnounced to be closing" seems unidiom
D. having poor sales, such that up to one-fourth of
its stores will be closed --> too many problems: unidiom, illogical
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15 Apr 2009, 07:02
Here's my take- IMO--C.
A- since is useless here,
B- present tense?? why whole discussion is the past tense, how closing could be done in the present tense.
C- Correct.
D- announced to be closing.. are they closing and announcing together.
E- not make senses.
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15 Apr 2009, 07:44
To all people favoring C, please tell me how the use of 'it WAS' is correct here?

it has started closing, it will start closing might have been correct. But it was?

Economist what is the source?
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28 Oct 2009, 16:50
C for me. Even though that is required, the other choices are worse than C. D, announce to is unidiomatic. B, past tense is needed. E is awkward
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30 Oct 2009, 09:36
ok for C
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30 Oct 2009, 09:45
I got straight C,

B is wrong because, "which accounted for poor sales" modifies "stores", the noun that is just before which and preceded by , (but the intent was to actually modify "up to one-fourth of the stores not just stores")

in C, "announced it was" - all in past tense - correct
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30 Jul 2010, 08:18
Could anybody clarify why a "that" after announced is not needed?
And also, whats wrong with D?

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30 Jul 2010, 10:49
Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns the Record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains,
announced that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores are poor, they will be closed.

A. that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores are poor, they will be closed.
B. it is closing up to one-fourth of its stores, which accounted for its poor sales
C. it was closing up to one fourth of its stores because of poor sales. - CORRECT
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to one-fourth of its stores.
D. having poor sales, such that up to one-fourth of its stores will be closed.
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30 Jul 2010, 10:57
C should be the correct answer. Correct usage of tense - i.e. was (announced - verb)
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