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# Recent indications of weakness in the economy have led

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05 May 2006, 22:16
cindyn wrote:
Recent indications of weakness in the economy have led consumers to be more conservative with their purchases; so depressed have sales figures been as a result that the government has launched several initiatives to actively encourage consumer spending.

A
B the sales figures have been so depressed as a result that
C as a result, so depressed has the sales been that
D the resulting sales figures having been so depressed that
E the sales figures have been so depressed that, as a result,

Hey, Good discussion buddies.
Well, I would have chosen E in the exam.
Here also, I chose E before looking at ongoing discussions.
I think E is more clear than A.

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26 Jul 2007, 10:49
Got confused...chose E...thats wrong.
Its the sales figures that have been so depressed as a result of the weakness in economy...not that the govt has taken steps as a result of the sales dip.

A it is.
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26 Jul 2007, 11:28
wow, i was way off if the OA is A.

I picked E.

Since we have a semicolon, the next phrase should be treated as a standalone sentence.

"So depressed have sales figures been that..." has the correct idiom so x that y but it reads awkward.

I thought E was the most concise.
26 Jul 2007, 11:28

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