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# Recent indications of weakness in the economy have led

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Recent indications of weakness in the economy  [#permalink]

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Updated on: 26 Nov 2009, 18:57
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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.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,

Please explain your answer .

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Originally posted by swatirpr on 26 Nov 2009, 14:47.
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Re: Recent indications of weakness in the economy  [#permalink]

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26 Nov 2009, 21:21
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swatirpr 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.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,

Please explain your answer .

IMO A

well i am sure of eliminating C and D for following reasons
C- meaning altered
D-The resulting sales figures having been so depressed that
one reason is having been(yet to see it as a correct choice) is almost always wrong
and another resulting sales is awkward
E - i think if we replace it in the place of original , then we dnt need as a result of
B/n A and B on the test day i wud go for A as bth are same.
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Re: Recent indications of weakness in the economy  [#permalink]

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Updated on: 27 Nov 2009, 19:12
Frankly, I can't distinguish between A and E.
I need an explaination too.
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Originally posted by fall2009 on 26 Nov 2009, 22:04.
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27 Nov 2009, 09:49
E changes meaning ... as a result government did something

IMO A - sales were depressed as a result of something , then government did something

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