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As sales of cars and light trucks made in North America were declining

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As sales of cars and light trucks made in North America were declining 13.6 percent in late February, many analysts conclude that evidence of a recovering automotive market remains slight.


(A) As sales of cars and light trucks made in North America were declining 13.6 percent in late February, many analysts conclude

(B) Since sales of cars and light trucks made in North America declined 13.6 percent in late February, and many analysts conclude

(C) With sales of cars and light trucks made in North America declining 13.6 percent in late February, with many analysts concluding

(D) Because sales of cars and light trucks made in North America declined 13.6 percent in late February, many analysts concluded

(E) Because of sales of cars and light trucks made in North America declining 13.6 percent in late February, therefore, many analysts concluded

Spoiler: :: EXPLANATION
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A and B can be eliminated for “were…conclude” and “declined…conclude”.
C is awkward due to use of “with…with”.
E is wordy in “because of” and awkward due to ‘declining’.
D is the best choice.

https://www.nytimes.com/1992/03/05/business/february-s-vehicle-sales-cooled-down.html

Sales of North American-made cars and light trucks dipped 13.6 percent in late February, as most analysts concluded that evidence of a recovering automotive market remained slim.

Originally posted by sagarsabnis on 26 Sep 2009, 05:44.
Last edited by hazelnut on 08 Jan 2019, 23:36, edited 4 times in total.
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Cant the answer be A, because in option D , concluded in underlined part and and remains in non underlined part are contradictory within once sentence
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In 1914 a total of 469,000 cars and trucks were produced in the United States, but in 1929 almost twice the numbers of tucks alone came off the assembly lines.

The correct idiom is "as many as"
D and E out

A) the numbers of trucks alone
WRONG :- twice of what number ?? we need a digit or a reference to a digit.

B) that number of trucks alone
CORRECT:- twice that number of truck alone ; twice of 4696000.

C) the number of trucks by themselves
WRONG:- "alone" , "by themselves" is redundant. Both means the same thing.

D) as many trucks themselves
WRONG IDIOM

E) as many trucks by themselves
WRONG IDIOM


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138. As sales of cars and light trucks made in North America were declining 13.6 percent in late February, many analysts conclude that evidence of a recovering automotive market remains slight.
(A) As sales of cars and light trucks made in North America were declining 13.6 percent in late February, many analysts conclude
(B) Since sales of cars and light trucks made in North America declined 13.6 percent in late February, and many analysts conclude
(C) With sales of cars and light trucks made in North America declining 13.6 percent in late February, with many analysts concluding
(D) Because sales of cars and light trucks made in North America declined 13.6 percent in late February, many analysts concluded
(E) Because of sales of cars and light trucks made in North America declining 13.6 percent in late February, therefore, many analysts concluded

The OA is D because of "declined" and "concluded" can any 1 please post the opinion?

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