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# An economic recession can result from a lowering of

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An economic recession can result from a lowering of employment rates triggered by a
drop in investment, which causes people to cut consumer spending and starts a cycle of
layoffs leading back to even lower employment rates.

(A) a lowering of employment rates triggered by a drop in investment, which causes people
to cut consumer spending and start a cycle of layoffs leading back to even lower
employment rates.
(B) a lowering of employment rates triggered by dropping investment, which causes people
to cut consumer spending and starts a cycle of layoffs leading back to even lower
employment rates.
(C) falling employment rates triggered by a drop in investment, which cause cutbacks in
consumer spending, starting a cycle of layoffs that lead to even lower employment
rates.
(D) falling employment rates that are triggered by a drop in investment, causing people to
cut consumer spending and starting a cycle of layoffs that lead back to even lower
employment rates.
(F) falling employment rates that are triggered by a drop in investment, causing cutbacks
in consumer spending and starting a cycle of layoffs leading to even lower employment
rates.
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Re: SC - Economic recession [#permalink]

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29 Nov 2008, 03:34
Tricky question, I'm confused between C and E
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Re: SC - Economic recession [#permalink]

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29 Nov 2008, 06:12
Hi guys,

IMO E

For me it should be falling instead of lowering, so A and B out.

Among C, D and E, I think C and D have an error which is "a cycle of layoffs that lead". I think it should be "a cycle of layoffs that leads" because cycle is singular.

Therefore, E

OA and Source?

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Re: SC - Economic recession [#permalink]

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29 Nov 2008, 14:57
has to be E

which refers to investment making A, B & C meaningless.

Between D & E, It is E

Causing people to cut consumer spending?? consumer is redundant.

E remains.
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29 Nov 2008, 22:52
Eventually I don't think it can be E, because it has too many gerunds (falling, causing, starting, leading...) and slightly changes the meaning.

C is my choice
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30 Nov 2008, 01:00
note: i think the underlining should start from a word "lowering".

My ans is E

topmbaseeker wrote:
An economic recession can result from a lowering of employment rates triggered by a drop in investment, which causes people to cut consumer spending and starts a cycle of
layoffs leading back to even lower employment rates.

(A) a lowering of employment rates triggered by a drop in investment, which causes people
to cut consumer spending and start a cycle of layoffs leading back to even lower
employment rates. "which" should not modify "investment"
(B) a lowering of employment rates triggered by dropping investment, which causes people
to cut consumer spending and starts a cycle of layoffs leading back to even lower
employment rates. same as A
(C) falling employment rates triggered by a drop in investment, which cause cutbacks in
consumer spending, starting a cycle of layoffs that lead to even lower employment
rates. same as A
(D) falling employment rates that are triggered by a drop in investment, causing people to
cut consumer spending and starting a cycle of layoffs that lead back to even lower
employment rates. not parallel structure: causing to cut (verb) and starting a cycle (noun)
(F) falling employment rates that are triggered by a drop in investment, causing cutbacks
in consumer spending and starting a cycle of layoffs leading to even lower employment
rates.
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Re: SC - Economic recession [#permalink]

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30 Nov 2008, 05:02
topmbaseeker, what is OA and source of this question?
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