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In the financial year 2010-11, the increase in demand due to the relatively stable economy after the recession increased India’s service exports to $133 billion, nearly 38 percent more than that of 2009-10.

A. that of 2009-10
B. those of 2009-10
C. it did in its 2009-10 exports
D. those of its 2009-10 service exports
E. it exported in 2009-10

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In the financial year 2010-11, the increase in demand due to the relatively stable economy after the recession increased India’s service exports to $133 billion, nearly 38 percent more than that of 2009-10.

A. that of 2009-10
B. those of 2009-10
C. it did in its 2009-10 exports
D. those of its 2009-10 service exports
E. it exported in 2009-10



Hi..

the underlined portion is very less, so we know it mainly tests comparison..
what are we comparing in two periods-- the service exports.
plural.. so requires plural THOSE..

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In the financial year 2010-11, the increase in demand due to the relatively stable economy after the recession increased India’s service exports to $133 billion, nearly 38 percent more than that of 2009-10.


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A. that of 2009-10

'that' cannot refer to 'service exports' as its plural. OUT!


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C. it did in its 2009-10 exports

'it' cannot refer back to plural 'service exports'


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D. those of its 2009-10 service exports

'those' refers back 'service exports'.
'its' refers back to 'service exports' as well.
Plus we have another 'service exports' at the end of the sentence.
Nightmare of a sentence. OUT!


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E. it exported in 2009-10

'it' refers to? OUT!

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B. those of 2009-10
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'those' refers back to 'service exports'
B is the correct answer.
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I was thinking we were comparing the number of 133 billion with that of last year and chose A.

I wonder now if "more than" were" higher than" maybe the answer would be A

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B must be right as exports are plural and we are comparing exports of 2010-11 with those of 2009-10. Those refer to exports..c, d and e are wrong cuz of "it".

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shrewd1 wrote:
In the financial year 2010-11, the increase in demand due to the relatively stable economy after the recession increased India’s service exports to $133 billion, nearly 38 percent more than that of 2009-10.

A. that of 2009-10
B. those of 2009-10
C. it did in its 2009-10 exports
D. those of its 2009-10 service exports
E. it exported in 2009-10


Why is A wrong .
That can also refer to plural nouns .
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New post 30 Jul 2017, 21:46
Nope, that cant refer to plural nouns..it should be "those" that can only refer to plural nouns if plural verb comes after "that" for example: the houses that are red

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