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# Consumer confidence levels, which many economists consider

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Consumer confidence levels, which many economists consider [#permalink]

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19 Sep 2006, 23:48
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961. Consumer confidence levels, which many economists consider an early indication of the economyâ€™s direction, sagged as the stock market tumbled, but not dramatically enough for giving a clear picture of new spending patterns.
(A) tumbled, but not dramatically enough for giving
(B) tumbled, but not dramatically enough to give
(C) tumbled, and not so dramatically as to have given
(D) has tumbled, and not dramatically enough to give
(E) has tumbled, but not so dramatically as to give

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19 Sep 2006, 23:56
B it is

(A) tumbled, but not dramatically enough for giving - verb tense problem. Unidiomatic. WRONG

(B) tumbled, but not dramatically enough to give - clear consise, idiomatic. RIGHT

(C) tumbled, and not so dramatically as to have given - need 'but' to indicate a negation.WRONG.

(D) has tumbled, and not dramatically enough to give - need 'but' to indicate a negation.WRONG.

(E) has tumbled, but not so dramatically as to give - need 'but' to indicate a negation.WRONG.

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20 Sep 2006, 05:02
Straight B.

A is passive, awkward. C wordy. D,E â€œhas tumbledâ€

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20 Sep 2006, 06:43
OA is B. Thanks !!!

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20 Jun 2007, 12:35
[quote="diegmat"]Straight B.

A is passive, awkward. C wordy. D,E â€œhas tumbledâ€

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31 May 2011, 02:30
Easy one... The answer is option (B)

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