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# During the 1980's approximately \$50 billion in private

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During the 1980's approximately \$50 billion in private [#permalink]

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22 Nov 2005, 14:22
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During the 1980's approximately \$50 billion in private investment capital is estimated to have left Mexico and added to the strain on the countryâ€™s debt-ridden economy.

(A) During the 1980's approximately \$50 billion in private investment capital is estimated to have left Mexico and added

(B) During the 1980's it is estimated that approximately \$50 billion in private investment capital left Mexico and added

(C) It is estimated that there was approximately \$50 billion in private investment capital that left Mexico during the 1980's and added

(D) It is estimated that during the 1980's approximately \$50 billion in private investment capital left Mexico, adding

(E) Approximately \$50 billion in private investment capital is estimated as having left Mexico during the 1980's, adding

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22 Nov 2005, 17:04
D is good.

the adverbial phrase "adding...." correctly describes the effect of \$50 billion dollars on Mexico.

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22 Nov 2005, 20:27
A,B,C are out --> 'and' is wrong
E is awkard

D is best.

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23 Nov 2005, 03:45
I would go with D.

A - Seems to say that the estimation was done in the 1980s
B - Seems to say that the estimation was done in the 1980s
C - Too long
D - Correct.
E - Too long.

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Re: SC During the 1980's [#permalink]

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23 Nov 2005, 07:52
Adding is preferable over and added coz it emphasizes the deteriorating result from the action in the first clause.

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Re: SC During the 1980's   [#permalink] 23 Nov 2005, 07:52
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