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In little more than a decade, Argentina has become the worldâ€™s leading exporter of honey, with nearly 90,000 tons a year sold to foreign markets, almost half of which going to the United States.

A. with nearly 90,000 tons a year sold to foreign markets, almost half of which going
B. with the sale of nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, and almost half of it that goes
C. with the sale to foreign markets of nearly 90,000 tons a year, with almost half of it going
D. selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, and almost half of it goes
E. selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, with almost half going
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10 Oct 2006, 05:52
C for me....

A) ...to foreign markets, almost half of which going
B) ...to foreign markets, and almost half of it that goes
D) ...to foreign markets, and almost half of it goes
E) ...to foreign markets, with almost half going

C) .... of nearly 90,000 tons a year, with almost half of it going Clear referent....
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10 Oct 2006, 07:13
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In little more than a decade, Argentina has become the worldâ€™s leading exporter of honey, with nearly 90,000 tons a year sold to foreign markets, almost half of which going to the United States.

A. with nearly 90,000 tons a year sold to foreign markets, almost half of which going
B. with the sale of nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, and almost half of it that goes
C. with the sale to foreign markets of nearly 90,000 tons a year, with almost half of it going
D. selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, and almost half of it goes
E. selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, with almost half going

a quite confusing one ....
I scale down to B and C coz they have sufficient antecedent of "it" which is "the sale" ..
C somehow sounds better ...B would be better if it used "half of it going"

I prefer C.
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10 Oct 2006, 07:17
anandsebastin wrote:
E seems more appropriate.

I would go for E if it said "almost half of it going " ...
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10 Oct 2006, 07:22
between D and E. cause participial phrase "selling.." is better to describe the subject "Argentina".

I pick "D"

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10 Oct 2006, 07:23
laxieqv wrote:
anandsebastin wrote:
E seems more appropriate.

I would go for E if it said "almost half of it going " ...

You're right, laxieqv, but still the wording in C still doesn't jive with me - "with the sale to foreign markets of nearly 90,000 tons a year, with almost half of it going"
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10 Oct 2006, 07:29
anandsebastin wrote:
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E seems more appropriate.

I would go for E if it said "almost half of it going " ...

You're right, laxieqv, but still the wording in C still doesn't jive with me - "with the sale to foreign markets of nearly 90,000 tons a year, with almost half of it going"

It doesn't sound euphonious to me as well ....that's why i was tentative ....but if not C ..then to which "it" refers?!!
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10 Oct 2006, 07:41
Better choices: D & E.
E sounds better to me. So, E.
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10 Oct 2006, 07:52
laxieqv wrote:
anandsebastin wrote:
laxieqv wrote:
anandsebastin wrote:
E seems more appropriate.

I would go for E if it said "almost half of it going " ...

You're right, laxieqv, but still the wording in C still doesn't jive with me - "with the sale to foreign markets of nearly 90,000 tons a year, with almost half of it going"

It doesn't sound euphonious to me as well ....that's why i was tentative ....but if not C ..then to which "it" refers?!!

Laxie, C is passive and wordy.

(E) stands here because of the succint active phrasing and the implied use of "it."

euphonious... hmm, sounds like somebody is studying up on GRE vocab
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10 Oct 2006, 08:54
jerrywu wrote:
In little more than a decade, Argentina has become the worldâ€™s leading exporter of honey, with nearly 90,000 tons a year sold to foreign markets, almost half of which going to the United States.

A. with nearly 90,000 tons a year sold to foreign markets, almost half of which going
B. with the sale of nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, and almost half of it that goes
C. with the sale to foreign markets of nearly 90,000 tons a year, with almost half of it going
D. selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, and almost half of it goes
E. selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, with almost half going

Going with E

"with the sale to foreign markets of" is wordy and like GMAT73 mentioned passive.
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10 Oct 2006, 22:49
I did not choose E, because E means that half of foreign markets go to USA? What does that mean?....

Half of the markets of countries around the world go to USA?

I still stand for C
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11 Oct 2006, 02:29
A. with nearly 90,000 tons a year sold to foreign markets, almost half of which going - which going is akward. OUT
B. with the sale of nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, and almost half of it that goes - that is extra. OUT
C. with the sale to foreign markets of nearly 90,000 tons a year, with almost half of it going - should be sale of nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets. OUT
D. selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, and almost half of it goes - not parallel. Selling - goes. OUT
E. selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, with almost half going - right by POE
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11 Oct 2006, 02:43
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A. with nearly 90,000 tons a year sold to foreign markets, almost half of which going - which going is akward. OUT
B. with the sale of nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, and almost half of it that goes - that is extra. OUT
C. with the sale to foreign markets of nearly 90,000 tons a year, with almost half of it going - should be sale of nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets. OUT
D. selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, and almost half of it goes - not parallel. Selling - goes. OUT
E. selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, with almost half going - right by POE

Yes.... in C foreign markets of nearly 90,000 tons a year distorts the meaning of the sentence..... yeah then E should be correct....
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11 Oct 2006, 09:00
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kripalkavi wrote:
A. with nearly 90,000 tons a year sold to foreign markets, almost half of which going - which going is akward. OUT
B. with the sale of nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, and almost half of it that goes - that is extra. OUT
C. with the sale to foreign markets of nearly 90,000 tons a year, with almost half of it going - should be sale of nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets. OUT
D. selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, and almost half of it goes - not parallel. Selling - goes. OUT
E. selling nearly 90,000 tons a year to foreign markets, with almost half going - right by POE

Yes.... in C foreign markets of nearly 90,000 tons a year distorts the meaning of the sentence..... yeah then E should be correct....

OA is E
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