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# According to Interstudy, a nonprofit organization that

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46. According to Interstudy, a nonprofit organization that studies health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be.

(A) they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be
(B) compared to only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s being profitable last year, they estimate 73 percent would be this year
(C) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were profitable last year; it estimates that this year 73 percent will be
(D) it estimates 73 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s would be profitable this year; last year that was only 36 percent
(E) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s last year were profitable, whereas they estimate it this year to be 73 percent

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30 Oct 2008, 13:20
second sentence in C "it estimates that this year 73 percent will be" does not sound akward n incomplete?
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30 Oct 2008, 14:05
spiridon wrote:
second sentence in C "it estimates that this year 73 percent will be" does not sound akward n incomplete?

not really, because its seperated by a semicolon
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30 Oct 2008, 14:47
(A) they estimate that, in comparison to last year, when only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s was profitable, this year 73 percent will be - they referent issue

(B) compared to only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s being profitable last year, they estimate 73 percent would be this year – they referent issue

(C) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were profitable last year; it estimates that this year 73 percent will be -

(D) it estimates 73 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s would be profitable this year; last year that was only 36 percent - According to Interstudy , it – awkward

(E) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s last year were profitable, whereas they estimate it this year to be 73 percent – they referent issue

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30 Oct 2008, 14:52
Clear C.

According to Interstudy, a nonprofit organization that studies health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were profitable last year; it estimates that this year 73 percent will be
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30 Oct 2008, 22:07
spiridon wrote:
second sentence in C "it estimates that this year 73 percent will be" does not sound akward n incomplete?

That looks incomplete but not awkward. The incompleteness is from elipsis. In fact, the sentence should be read as:

(C) only 36 percent of the nation’s 607 HMO’s were profitable last year; it estimates that this year 73 percent will be profitable.

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