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# During the 1980's approximately $50 billion in private  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics Author Message Director Joined: 20 Aug 2007 Posts: 851 Location: Chicago Schools: Chicago Booth 2011 Followers: 11 Kudos [?]: 99 [0], given: 1 During the 1980's approximately$50 billion in private [#permalink]

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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 country's debt ridden economy. A. Keep original sentence 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 Last edited by sonibubu on 22 Jan 2008, 14:01, edited 1 time in total. SVP Joined: 05 Aug 2007 Posts: 1501 Schools: NYU Stern '11 Followers: 15 Kudos [?]: 211 [0], given: 22 Re: SC - private investment [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Jan 2008, 09:59 I say D...still thinking about a coherent grammatical explanation however Director Joined: 20 Aug 2007 Posts: 851 Location: Chicago Schools: Chicago Booth 2011 Followers: 11 Kudos [?]: 99 [0], given: 1 Re: SC - private investment [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Jan 2008, 10:27 I'll post the OA as soon as somebody gives the correct answer with explanation Edit: FYI, this question has appeared on a previous GMAT exam. SVP Joined: 05 Aug 2007 Posts: 1501 Schools: NYU Stern '11 Followers: 15 Kudos [?]: 211 [0], given: 22 Re: SC - private investment [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Jan 2008, 10:32 Is the question from an official guide? If not, and if it is indeed from an older GMAT exam, you should probably delete this post. Director Joined: 20 Aug 2007 Posts: 851 Location: Chicago Schools: Chicago Booth 2011 Followers: 11 Kudos [?]: 99 [0], given: 1 Re: SC - private investment [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Jan 2008, 14:00 solaris1 wrote: Is the question from an official guide? If not, and if it is indeed from an older GMAT exam, you should probably delete this post. I changed part of the non-underlined part. Is that OK or should I del? SVP Joined: 05 Aug 2007 Posts: 1501 Schools: NYU Stern '11 Followers: 15 Kudos [?]: 211 [0], given: 22 Re: SC - private investment [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Jan 2008, 16:41 I don't know, but GMAC has recently sued some message boards (scoretop.com) for disclosing questions from actual GMAT's. If this question is from material that's in a book or some other form sanctioned by GMAC, then it's probably OK. It's NOT a good idea to disclose questions from actual GMAT's. sonibubu wrote: solaris1 wrote: Is the question from an official guide? If not, and if it is indeed from an older GMAT exam, you should probably delete this post. I changed part of the non-underlined part. Is that OK or should I del? Director Joined: 20 Aug 2007 Posts: 851 Location: Chicago Schools: Chicago Booth 2011 Followers: 11 Kudos [?]: 99 [0], given: 1 Re: SC - private investment [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Jan 2008, 20:15 solaris1 wrote: I don't know, but GMAC has recently sued some message boards (scoretop.com) for disclosing questions from actual GMAT's. If this question is from material that's in a book or some other form sanctioned by GMAC, then it's probably OK. It's NOT a good idea to disclose questions from actual GMAT's. sonibubu wrote: solaris1 wrote: Is the question from an official guide? If not, and if it is indeed from an older GMAT exam, you should probably delete this post. I changed part of the non-underlined part. Is that OK or should I del? It's from a paper test before Pearson Vue took over, then I changed part of the sentence. Director Joined: 30 Jun 2007 Posts: 790 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 165 [0], given: 0 Re: SC - private investment [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Jan 2008, 21:53 Referring time period in past – require simple past. Eliminate A, B, and C A. Keep original sentence 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 (as having left - is not clear – eliminate it) Answer: D Director Joined: 20 Aug 2007 Posts: 851 Location: Chicago Schools: Chicago Booth 2011 Followers: 11 Kudos [?]: 99 [0], given: 1 Re: SC - private investment [#permalink] ### Show Tags 23 Jan 2008, 06:05 OA is D, nice job everyone Re: SC - private investment [#permalink] 23 Jan 2008, 06:05 Similar topics Replies Last post Similar Topics: During the 1980s it became clear that soliciting private 20 27 Dec 2011, 20:24 During the 1980s approximately$50 billion in private 2 22 Apr 2010, 03:07
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