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Noting that its revenues had fallen due to a recent prolonged slump in CD sales, the music-store chain announced that it would be forced to raise prices at all of its outlets.

A. its revenues had fallen due to a recent
B. its revenues have fallen due to a recently
C. its revenues are falling due to a recently
D. their revenues are falling due to a recent
E. their revenues had fallen due to a recent

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Noting that its revenues had fallen due to a recent prolonged slump in CD sales, the music-store chain announced that it would be forced to raise prices at all of its outlets.
A. its revenues had fallen due to a recent
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B. its revenues have fallen due to a recently
Use of Present perfect for an action that happened in past is incorrect. Adverb "RECENTLY" can't modify noun "SLUMP". Hence Incorrect.

C. its revenues are falling due to a recently
Use of Present continuous for an action that happened in past is incorrect. Adverb "RECENTLY" can't modify noun "SLUMP". Hence Incorrect.

D. their revenues are falling due to a recent
Singular pronoun "ITS" should be used for singular noun "Chain". Use of Present continuous for an action that happened in past is incorrect. Hence Incorrect.

E. their revenues had fallen due to a recent
Singular pronoun "ITS" should be used for singular noun "Chain". Hence Incorrect.
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All the options seems incorrect
IMO : "due to" is not correct in A...it is modifying verb "had fallen"...

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Hi elegantm,
Please advise why adverb "recently" cannot modify "slump"...
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Noting that its revenues had fallen due to a recent prolonged slump in CD sales, the music-store chain announced that it would be forced to raise prices at all of its outlets.

A. its revenues had fallen due to a recent
B. its revenues have fallen due to a recently
C. its revenues are falling due to a recently
D. their revenues are falling due to a recent
E. their revenues had fallen due to a recent


'Recent' states that the event has happened and concluded before now, so we need the past perfect tense.
Music store chain is singular, so we need 'its'
D,E are OUT.
B,C have the incorrect tense.
A is the answer.
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Kritesh wrote:
Noting that its revenues had fallen due to a recent prolonged slump in CD sales, the music-store chain announced that it would be forced to raise prices at all of its outlets.

A. its revenues had fallen due to a recent
B. its revenues have fallen due to a recently
C. its revenues are falling due to a recently
D. their revenues are falling due to a recent
E. their revenues had fallen due to a recent


As we see sequence two actions, we need a past participle here, hence the usage of "had + verb" is correct.

Answer is A
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