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# Claiming that among its multiple setbacks had been the

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Claiming that among its multiple setbacks had been the recent stretch of warm weather, the skiing equipment store reported that it would begin discounting its products until the colder weather returned.
A. its multiple setbacks had been the recent
B. its multiple setbacks had been the recently
C. its multiple setbacks is the recently
D. their multiple setbacks is the recent
E. their multiple setbacks had been the recent
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MGMAT CAT 1_________03.09.2011__580____42________28
MGMAT CAT 2_________02.10.2011__690____48________36
GMAX online test 2_____16.10.2011__640____48________32
MGMAT CAT 3_________23.11.2011__670____47________34
Veritas free CAT______ 31.10.2011___630___ 46________33
MGMAT CAT 4_________06.11.2011__690____48________36
MGMAT CAT 5_________13.11.2011__660____46________34
MGMAT CAT 6_________19.11.2011__680____51________33
GMAT PREP2__________23.11.2011__680
GMAT Exam___________24.11.2011__690____50________34

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22 Aug 2011, 13:37
akbism wrote:
Claiming that among its multiple setbacks had been the recent stretch of warm weather, the skiing equipment store reported that it would begin discounting its products until the colder weather returned.
A. its multiple setbacks had been the recent
B. its multiple setbacks had been the recently
C. its multiple setbacks is the recently
D. their multiple setbacks is the recent
E. their multiple setbacks had been the recent

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22 Aug 2011, 22:33
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Test Description_______Date____Total___Quant_____ Verbal
GMAT PREP1_____________________610
GMAX online test 1____29.07.2011__540_____43________19
MGMAT CAT 1_________03.09.2011__580____42________28
MGMAT CAT 2_________02.10.2011__690____48________36
GMAX online test 2_____16.10.2011__640____48________32
MGMAT CAT 3_________23.11.2011__670____47________34
Veritas free CAT______ 31.10.2011___630___ 46________33
MGMAT CAT 4_________06.11.2011__690____48________36
MGMAT CAT 5_________13.11.2011__660____46________34
MGMAT CAT 6_________19.11.2011__680____51________33
GMAT PREP2__________23.11.2011__680
GMAT Exam___________24.11.2011__690____50________34

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22 Aug 2011, 22:55
akbism wrote:
Claiming that among its multiple setbacks had been the recent stretch of warm weather, the skiing equipment store reported that it would begin discounting its products until the colder weather returned.
A. its multiple setbacks had been the recent
B. its multiple setbacks had been the recently
C. its multiple setbacks is the recently
D. their multiple setbacks is the recent
E. their multiple setbacks had been the recent

"its" refers to the singular "store"
"stretch" is used as a noun here, not a verb and can be modified only by an adjective "recent"; "recently" would be wrong.
"had been" is correct usage of past perfect progressive because at the time the store reported, the stretched warm weather was existent. Also, "reported" AND "stretch" were both in the past, "reported" being more recent.

Thus, rule out:
recently
is
their

Ans: "A"
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