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During the 1980s approximately $50 billion in private [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 Aug 2007, 00:58 00:00 Difficulty: (N/A) Question Stats: 0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions ### HideShow timer Statistics 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) 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 Can anyone help me with the clarification? OA to be released in 2 days time. If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! Director Joined: 31 Mar 2007 Posts: 585 Location: Canada eh Followers: 9 Kudos [?]: 65 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 13 Aug 2007, 02:44 D Clear, concise. the 'and' answers are wrong; The capital did not add to the strain of the economy, it was that the act of it leaving that added strain to the economy. Intern Joined: 04 Jun 2007 Posts: 20 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 13 Aug 2007, 03:02 Why not B? In GMAT question, is it true that the timeline should not fall in the starting statement? Meaning, 1) During the 1940s, the Japanese attacked China. is wrong? 2) The Japanese attacked China during the 1940s. is right? Is this a definite rule of thumb? Director Joined: 31 Mar 2007 Posts: 585 Location: Canada eh Followers: 9 Kudos [?]: 65 [0], given: 0 ### Show Tags 13 Aug 2007, 03:23 (A) 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

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During the 1980’s approximately $50 billion in private investment capital is estimated to have added to the strain on the country’s debt-ridden economy. It's not the$50B in capital that added to the strain on the economy, it was the fact that it left. Only D/E convey this.
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13 Aug 2007, 03:30
Good explanation. I hope I catch all these when i do my actual test.

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13 Aug 2007, 23:25
During the 1980’s it is estimated

>> This means the estimation was done in 1980's.

I go for D.
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14 Aug 2007, 03:39
ioiio wrote:
During the 1980’s it is estimated

>> This means the estimation was done in 1980's.

I go for D.

no. that starts a subordinated clause. estimated and during the 1980's are two discrete past actions.
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Re: SC 1000 $50 billion in private investment [#permalink] ### Show Tags 26 Aug 2007, 10:44 bmwhype2 wrote: Brainkid wrote: 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) 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 why the highlighted "During the 1908's " was wrong ? Any explanation please Director Joined: 03 May 2007 Posts: 886 Schools: University of Chicago, Wharton School Followers: 6 Kudos [?]: 198 [0], given: 7 ### Show Tags 27 Aug 2007, 20:38 StartupAddict wrote: (A) 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

Break it up:

During the 1980’s approximately $50 billion in private investment capital is estimated to have added to the strain on the country’s debt-ridden economy. It's not the$50B in capital that added to the strain on the economy, it was the fact that it left. Only D/E convey this.

thats really cool.

mainly "and added" changes the meaning, which doesnot make sense. so need modifying phrase.

so its D.
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