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# Mexico economy

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28 Jun 2004, 16:20
<<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

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28 Jun 2004, 18:16
I will go with A
estimated to seems to be the correct idiom

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28 Jun 2004, 18:20
I would go with D

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28 Jun 2004, 18:42
Guys can u plaz explain ur answer.

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28 Jun 2004, 19:28
A does not make sense, D is best
subject: \$50 billion in private investment capital
action1: is estimated to have left Mexico
conjunction: "and"
action2: added to the strain on the countryâ€™s debt-ridden economy

Taken separately:
1- \$50 billion in private investment capital is estimated to have left Mexico
2- \$50 billion in private investment capital added to the strain on the countryâ€™s debt-ridden economy

second sentence is logically flawed.

D) It is estimated that during the 1980â€™s approximately \$50 billion in private investment capital left Mexico, adding to the strain on the countryâ€™s debt-ridden economy

What is in red is a participial phrase and also a parenthetical element which can be removed as it does not affect the core meaning of the sentence; it only gives extra information. A participial phrase acts much like an adjective does and it basically says that the fact that "\$50 billion in private investment leaving Mexico" is "adding strain on the country's economy"
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28 Jun 2004, 21:36
I agree with Paul. The answer is D.
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29 Jun 2004, 00:22
Yup, D should be it. Paul did a great job analyzing the sentence.

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29 Jun 2004, 00:42
Earlier I also picked (A), but on carefull analysis and after reading Paul's explanation. (D) looks good.
(Why the hell did I select (A)?? )

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