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Though Aikea was initially enthusiastic about the market prospects of the unconventional new furniture line, the dismal reviews by several focus groups forced it at the conclusion of the new line probably would not sell.
A. the dismal reviews of several focus groups forced it at the conclusion of the new line probably would not sell.
B. the dismal reviewing by several focus groups forced them to the conclusion with the new line probably would not sell
C. the dismal reviewing of several focus groups forced it for concluding that the new line probably would not sell
D. the dismal reviews of several focus groups forced them in concluding of the new line probably would not sell
E. the dismal reviews by several focus groups forced it to conclude that the new line probably would not sell

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04 Jun 2010, 05:32
In questions related with Conclusion. Try to check what is required after conclusion: with/by/that

In the introductory part, there is some emphasis and then in the sub-clause there are certains reviews. So, Conclude that is required. This rules out A, B and D.

B/w C and E, E is better because in C:
C. the dismal reviewing of several focus groups forced it for concluding that the new line probably would not sell

reviewing >>> incorrect participle
for concluding >>> incorrect usage.

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Though Aikea was initially enthusiastic about the market prospects of the unconventional new furniture line, the dismal reviews by several focus groups forced it at the conclusion of the new line probably would not sell.
A. the dismal reviews of several focus groups forced it at the conclusion of the new line probably would not sell.
B. the dismal reviewing by several focus groups forced them to the conclusion with the new line probably would not sell
C. the dismal reviewing of several focus groups forced it for concluding that the new line probably would not sell
D. the dismal reviews of several focus groups forced them in concluding of the new line probably would not sell
E. the dismal reviews by several focus groups forced it to conclude that the new line probably would not sell

I think the ans is
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e

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04 Jun 2010, 23:42
E it is.

E. the dismal reviews by several focus groups forced it to conclude that the new line probably would not sell

it refers to Eikea

to conclude that is idiomatic
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10 Jun 2010, 07:19
E for me for reasons explained above.
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18 May 2011, 14:31
+1 E

"of several focus groups" has a wrong meaning.
"Them" is a wrong pronoun in this sentence.
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18 May 2011, 17:50
yes it should be E. 'it' refers to Aikea and correct idiom is 'reviews by'
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