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The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2006, 07:24
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The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market were much the same as that behind last week's rally: a surge in the economy to a 5.6% annual growth rate and improved corporate earnings balanced by the lack of signs of inflationary pressure.
A. that
B. those
C. what was
D. for that
E. they wre
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Re: The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market w [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2013, 22:07
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The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market were much the same as that behind last week's rally: a surge in the economy to a 5.6% annual growth rate and improved corporate earnings balanced by the lack of signs of inflationary pressure.

A. that
Wrong. Not parallel. The intended meaning is that "the reasons (plural) for X were much the same as "those" (the reasons) behind Y.

B. those
Correct. The reasons || those ("those" refers to "the reasons")

C. what was
Wrong. "the reasons for X" and "what was behind Y" are not parallel.

D. for that
Wrong.
- "for" is redundant. The correct structure is: the reasons (plural) for X were much the same as forthose behind Y
- "that" <== singular. Wrong.

E. they were
Wrong.
- Pronoun problem: if you use "they", you repeat the same subject "the reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market" <== That's wrong, because "the reasons for X" and "the reasons behind Y" are different. (You only use "they" if you repeat the same subject)
- Parallelism problem: "The reasons for X" and "they were" are not parallel. Technically, the noun phrases before and after "were much the same" - comparative phrase - must parallel.

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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2006, 07:27
B for me

Reasons are plural, so we need "those"

E IMO has a concision problem... you can put "those" and make it crisp and clear with 1 word
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2006, 19:49
Don't you guys think that B should actually have been "those were" for it to be a good answer?
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2006, 22:12
shoonya wrote:
Don't you guys think that B should actually have been "those were" for it to be a good answer?


"those behind" is correct here.
Else we could have written "those, which were behind"

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 [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2006, 12:29
Believe it's E even though cannot tell why B would not be correct.

Whats the OA?

The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market were much the same as that behind last week's rally: a surge in the economy to a 5.6% annual growth rate and improved corporate earnings balanced by the lack of signs of inflationary pressure.
A. that
B. those
C. what was
D. for that
E. they wre
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2006, 22:08
GMATT73 wrote:
reasons....same as those...

(E)

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E or B?? :wink:

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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2006, 22:14
'those' shoud be correct --> need to mirror plural 'reasons'
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2006, 06:44
OA is B. Nice work, guys.
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Re: The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2012, 20:17
I think "they" is Subjective , which cannot be used in Objective.
"Those" is Objective.
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Re: The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2012, 20:23
The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market were much the same as that behind last week's rally: a surge in the economy to a 5.6% annual growth rate and improved corporate earnings balanced by the lack of signs of inflationary pressure.
A. that
B. those
C. what was
D. for that
E. they wre

IMO, answer is B
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The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market w [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2013, 17:38
The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market were much the same as that behind last week's rally: a surge in the economy to a 5.6% annual growth rate and improved corporate earnings balanced by the lack of signs of inflationary pressure.
A. that
B. those
C. what was
D. for that
E. they were
Why option E is wrong? Same reasons right?
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Re: The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2013, 02:40
rapid fire answer.. took 9 secs !!
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