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# Challenging Question 2

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07 Jun 2012, 04:20
nusmavrik wrote:
Reopening this question.

Recent indications of weakness in the economy have led consumers to be more conservative with their purchases; so depressed have sales figures been as a result that the government has launched several initiatives to actively encourage consumer spending.

(A) so depressed have sales figures been as a result that
(B) the sales figures have been so depressed as a result that
(C) as a result, so depressed has the sales been that
(D) the resulting sales figures having been so depressed that
(E) the sales figures have been so depressed that, as a result,

A, B, E. Which one and why. Will truly appreciate the help

Thanks

i pick E here. its concise, intended meaning is clear and moreover "as a result" is perfectly placed. please correct me if i am wrong.
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07 Jun 2012, 04:37
thats really really really a tough question indeed......i still cant figure it out that why option E is wrong. another thing is that is "the" only reason to eliminate option B. does gmat test only articles?
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16 Sep 2012, 02:44
IMO ' the sales figures' pin points one of the “Recent indications” in B. My problem with A is the placement of “as a result”

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Re: Challenging Question 2   [#permalink] 25 Sep 2014, 10:17

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