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Recent indications of weakness in the economy have led

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Recent indications of weakness in the economy have led [#permalink]

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16 Dec 2008, 19:31
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Recent indications of weakness in the economy have led consumers to be more conservative with their purchases; so depresses have sales figures been as a result that the government has launched several initiatives to actively encourage consumer spending.
A - so depressed have sales figures been as a result that
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

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16 Dec 2008, 20:47
mimi28 wrote:
Recent indications of weakness in the economy have led consumers to be more conservative with their purchases; so depresses have sales figures been as a result that the government has launched several initiatives to actively encourage consumer spending.
A - so depressed have sales figures been as a result that
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

1. semicolon joins the two independent clause. A and C out
2. confused btw "so depressed as" and "as a result" B-out
3. "figures having been so depressed that" - D out

E will be winer!
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16 Dec 2008, 21:27
except A , the other 4 choices all changed the tone of the original sentance .
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17 Dec 2008, 18:47
I still have not understood why A is the answer here.
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18 Dec 2008, 04:03
mimi28 wrote:
Recent indications of weakness in the economy have led consumers to be more conservative with their purchases; so depresses have sales figures been as a result that the government has launched several initiatives to actively encourage consumer spending.
A - so depressed have sales figures been as a result that
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

I din't understood why the answer is A and not E...

and why does every other option changes the tone of the sentence...........
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18 Dec 2008, 22:39
mimi28 wrote:

Going with E. What is your source for the q and for the OA?

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Re: SC   [#permalink] 18 Dec 2008, 22:39
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