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The computer company registered a $16 million net loss for the year, largely because it was profitable only overseas, where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing to lose money money in North America.

a) where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing

b) where much of their profit went to pay higher taxes, as they continued

c) where much of its profit went to pay higher taxes, while it continued

d) with much of their profits going to pay higher taxes, while continuing

e) with much of the profit used for paying higher taxes, as it continued
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The computer company registered a $16 million net loss for the year, largely because it was profitable only overseas, where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing to lose money money in North America.

a) where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing --> Pronoun problem.

b) where much of their profit went to pay higher taxes, as they continued
again pronoun problem

c) where much of its profit went to pay higher taxes, while it continued
profit went to pay is awkward

d) with much of their profits going to pay higher taxes, while continuing

Pronoun problem

e) with much of the profit used for paying higher taxes, as it continued
Right.



In C - profit went to pay higher taxes is awkward.

I think E is the right answer.
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Incorrect pronoun uage(they, their) A,B,D are eliminated

Between C and E, C brings out the clarity in thought.
The business made profit overseas but it was paying higher taxes there and hence nullified the profits while losses in North America effectively brought losses to the company
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why C ??
- "Its" correctly refers to company i.e singular
- "profit" correctly is singular - original has "profits"
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The computer company registered a $16 million net loss for the year, largely because it was profitable only overseas, where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing to lose money money in North America.

a) where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing

b) where much of their profit went to pay higher taxes, as they continued

c) where much of its profit went to pay higher taxes, while it continued--Correct

d) with much of their profits going to pay higher taxes, while continuing--Modifier

e) with much of the profit used for paying higher taxes, as it continued
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The computer company registered a $16 million net loss for the year, largely because it was profitable only overseas, where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing to lose money money in North America.

==Parallel construction ===
a) where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing
== company/their don't agree ==

b) where much of their profit went to pay higher taxes, as they continued
== company/their don't agree ==

c) where much of its profit went to pay higher taxes, while it continued
== Correct ==

d) with much of their profits going to pay higher taxes, while continuing
== company/their don't agree ==

e) with much of the profit used for paying higher taxes, as it continued
== awkward construction ==
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The computer company registered a $16 million net loss for the year, largely because it was profitable only overseas, where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing to lose money money in North America.

a) where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing

b) where much of their profit went to pay higher taxes, as they continued

c) where much of its profit went to pay higher taxes, while it continued

d) with much of their profits going to pay higher taxes, while continuing

e) with much of the profit used for paying higher taxes, as it continued


A B and D are out for use of 'their'
C seems wrong as 'went to pay' is unidiomatic
E seems best
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OA is C
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A,B,D -> 'their' points to overseas. Incorrect since the overseas sites did not pay higher taxes

Between C and E, we need 'while' to emphasize that the loss of money was constant.
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much of its profit "went to pay", isn't it awkward???
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New post 08 Jun 2015, 23:33
Hi,

A straight C in under a minute.

a) where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing-"their" is wrong for the comany which is singular.Incorrect.

b) where much of their profit went to pay higher taxes, as they continued-"their" is wrong for the comany which is singular.Incorrect.

c) where much of its profit went to pay higher taxes, while it continued-Correct

d) with much of their profits going to pay higher taxes, while continuing-"their" is wrong for the comany which is singular.Incorrect.

e) with much of the profit used for paying higher taxes, as it continued-"where was much of the profit used?" also "as" suggests a reason whereas we need a contrast-incorrect.
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