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# Retail sales rose 8/10 of 1 percent in August, intensifying

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30 Apr 2009, 14:08
Retail sales rose 8/10 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of the 1.4 percent growth rate in personal spending for the previous quarter.

A. that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of
B. that personal spending in the July-September quarter would more than double
C. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it more than doubled
D. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, more than doubling that of
E. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it would more than double that of
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30 Apr 2009, 21:31
peraspera wrote:
IMO clear B.

yeah you are right B, didnt scrutinize carefully
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01 May 2009, 01:19
IMO B
Retail sales rose 8/10 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of the 1.4 percent growth rate in personal spending for the previous quarter.

A. that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of --> that of is ambiguous
B. that personal spending in the July-September quarter would more than double --> the best.
C. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it more than doubled --> that clause here incorrectly modifies for the whole prior clause Retail sales ... August, while it should modifies for expectations
D. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, more than doubling that of --> same error as A. Besides, it creates an incorrect comparison that retails sales more than double the growth rate of personal spending
E. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it would more than double that of --> same error
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02 May 2009, 10:59
A and B are parallel. Absence of would in A disqualifies it to be an expectation. So IMO B
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10 Aug 2009, 12:11
Retail sales rose 8/10 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations that personal
spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of the 1.4 percent growth
rate in personal spending for the previous quarter.
A. that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of
B. that personal spending in the July-September quarter would more than double
C. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it more than doubled
D. of personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubling that of
E. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it would more than
double that of
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10 Aug 2009, 13:09
all won the quiz... but some one explain the reason
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10 Aug 2009, 13:30
IMO B

C, D & E - intensifying expectations of personal spending does not make sense. intensifying expectations that is correct usage.
A - doubled that of is incorrect. Expectations that something will/would happen not expectation that something happened, besides that of here is also incorrect.

I may not be very convincing in my explanation but this is how I figure it out.
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10 Aug 2009, 13:53
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Retail sales rose 8/10 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations that personal
spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of
the 1.4 percent growth
rate in personal spending for the previous quarter.
A. that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of
B. that personal spending in the July-September quarter would more than double
C. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it more than doubled
D. of personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubling that of
E. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it would more than
double that of

B wins
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10 Aug 2009, 17:22
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expectations that is correct usage...and also since it's expectations, then the usage of "would" is correct, so out of B and E ...B seems correct
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11 Aug 2009, 00:51
can anyone explain why "be" is not required in the sentence? I thought a clause is following the "that" and it must contain verb.
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11 Aug 2009, 02:07
can anyone explain why "be" is not required in the sentence? I thought a clause is following the "that" and it must contain verb.

it is not in subjunctive mood so 'be' is not used.
also verb is there in the clause after that - 'would double'
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12 Aug 2009, 01:27
hemantsood wrote:
IMO B

C, D & E - intensifying expectations of personal spending does not make sense. intensifying expectations that is correct usage.
A - doubled that of is incorrect. Expectations that something will/would happen not expectation that something happened, besides that of here is also incorrect.

I may not be very convincing in my explanation but this is how I figure it out.

could you explain please why "that of" is incorrect?
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25 Aug 2009, 08:00
I wanted to pick B, but hesitated because I did not like the word would. I thought it should be will. Can someone please clarify the difference between would and will?
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30 Aug 2009, 09:07
Retail sales rose 0.8 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations that personal spending in the July-Sept quarter more than doubled that of the 1.4 percent growth rate in personal spending for the previous quarter.

A. that personal spending in the July-Sept quarter more than doubled that of
B. that personal spending in the July-Sept quarter would more than double
C. of personal spending in the July-Sept quarter, that it more than doubled
D. of personal spending in the July-Sept quarter more than doubling that of
E. of personal spending in the July-Sept quarter, that it would more than double that of

And, BTW, Could anyone please offer me an introduction about how to use "that of" when there is a "than"
or "as" before? thanks a lot!
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30 Aug 2009, 09:51
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Retail sales rose 0.8 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations that personal spending in the July-Sept quarter more than doubled that of the 1.4 percent growth rate in personal spending for the previous quarter.

A. that personal spending in the July-Sept quarter more than doubled that of
B. that personal spending in the July-Sept quarter would more than double
C. of personal spending in the July-Sept quarter, that it more than doubled
D. of personal spending in the July-Sept quarter more than doubling that of
E. of personal spending in the July-Sept quarter, that it would more than double that of

And, BTW, Could anyone please offer me an introduction about how to use "that of" when there is a "than"
or "as" before? thanks a lot!

C, D and E ..incorrect ..personal spending does not have expectations.. Awkward..
A. ) that personal spending in the July-Sept quarter more than doubled that of(personal spending of) the 1.4 percent growth rate in personal spending for the previous quarter --- redundant..
B. ) correct.. We need that..Also comparison is correct.
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30 Aug 2009, 10:29
IMO B.

between A and B, the use of would is appropriate for expectations.
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30 Aug 2009, 10:40
thanks

i think the subjunctive is needed here. so "would" must be used.

i'm not quite clear about the usage of "that of" in a comparison form.

can someone give examples for the usage of "that of"?
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01 Sep 2009, 11:01
Will goes for a certain thing where as would casts a doubt !
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02 Sep 2009, 04:07
heyabhi wrote:
Will goes for a certain thing where as would casts a doubt !

Agree to some extent...would is used to express desire...or as subjunctive mood of will.....
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03 Sep 2009, 23:57
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hemantsood wrote:
IMO B

C, D & E - intensifying expectations of personal spending does not make sense. intensifying expectations that is correct usage.
A - doubled that of is incorrect. Expectations that something will/would happen not expectation that something happened, besides that of here is also incorrect.

I may not be very convincing in my explanation but this is how I figure it out.

could you explain please why "that of" is incorrect?

there is no referent for 'that of'... hence it is wrong.
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