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During the 1980s approximately $50 billion in private [#permalink] ### Show Tags 06 May 2006, 17:23 00:00 Difficulty: (N/A) Question Stats: 0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions ### HideShow timer Statistics During the 1980â€™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 1980â€™s approximately $50 billion in private investment capital is estimated to have left Mexico and added (B) During the 1980â€™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 1980â€™s and added (D) It is estimated that during the 1980â€™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 1980â€™s, adding I have a specific question...here E is wrong since the scentence is framed such that the$50billion left mexico on it own (walked away?) ....i am uncomfortable about this choice but am not able to say why...could someone please explain ?
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06 May 2006, 18:18
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I have a specific question...here E is wrong since the scentence is framed such that the $50billion left mexico on it own (walked away?) ....i am uncomfortable about this choice but am not able to say why...could someone please explain ? imo, your reasong is correct in that capital itself cannot left mexico. so only correct choice is D. Quote: During the 1980â€™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.

(D) It is estimated that during the 1980â€™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 1980â€™s, adding
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07 May 2006, 02:01
I vote for D , but my reasoning is different.

All of the choices are in active voice so all of them have the meaning that the $50 billion left the country by itself. So it is not the issue here. A)$50 billion is what estimated here and not that it has left Mexico Incorrect
B) left and added ? The meaning should be: it left, thus it added Incorrect
C) as above Incorrect
D) Correct
E) estimated as is unidiomatic
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07 May 2006, 03:01
IMO they are all redundant: estimated and approximately shouldnt refer to the same thing.

(D) would be the lesser of all evils.
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07 May 2006, 03:20
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IMO they are all redundant: estimated and approximately shouldnt refer to the same thing.

(D) would be the lesser of all evils.

They could actually. Can you say "I estimate it to be worth exactly $50" ? Yes, you can. So if you can say "estimate exactly", you can also say "estimate approximately". It is not redundant at all. Senior Manager Joined: 12 Mar 2006 Posts: 366 Schools: Kellogg School of Management Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 70 [0], given: 3 ### Show Tags 07 May 2006, 07:02 thanks guys....OA is D SVP Joined: 14 Dec 2004 Posts: 1702 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 139 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 07 May 2006, 18:40 deowl wrote: GMATT73 wrote: IMO they are all redundant: estimated and approximately shouldn`t refer to the same thing. (D) would be the lesser of all evils. They could actually. Can you say "I estimate it to be worth exactly$50" ? Yes, you can. So if you can say "estimate exactly", you can also say "estimate approximately". It is not redundant at all.

You have a point but I remember reading in PR "estimate + approximately" is redundant in GMAT
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