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Retail stores of the same type often succeed despite the fact that they are clustered next to each other; one reason is suggested by the behavior of consumers, who would rather shop in an area in which comparisons between products can be made at several stores than in an area in which comparisons can be made at only one or two stores.

A) Retail stores of the same type often succeed despite the fact that they are clustered next to each other; one reason is suggested by the behavior of consumers, who would rather shop in an area in which comparisons between products can be made at several stores than in an area in which comparisons can be made at only one or two stores.
B) If clustered next to each other, one reason that retail stores of the same type succeed is suggested by the behavior of consumers, who would rather shop in an area in which comparisons between products can be made at several stores than in an area in which comparisons can be made at only one or two stores.
C) If clustered next to each other, one reason that retail stores of the same type succeed is suggested by consumers who would rather shop in an area in which comparisons between products can be made at several stores than those who would rather shop in an area in which comparisons can be made at only one or two stores.
D) The fact that there are consumers who would rather shop in an area in which comparisons between products can be made at several stores than in an area in which comparisons can be made at only one or two stores is suggestive of one reason, if clustered next to each other, retail stores can succeed.
E) The fact that there are consumers who would rather shop in an area in which comparisons between products can be made at several stores than in an area in which comparisons can be made at only one or two stores suggests one reason retail stores can succeed despite being clustered next to each other.
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16 Oct 2004, 07:28
I believe it is (A)
(B) and (C) have modifier problems
(D) is awkward construction
(E) is also awkward. It should use "suggests that"
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17 Oct 2004, 08:57
Also agree w/ A, the other choices just seem ridiculous
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17 Oct 2004, 08:59
OA is A. Just thought this one was good because it was so long that at first sight, it might seem daunting and throw your timing off on the exam
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18 Oct 2004, 07:29
Got A as well.....I have abserved the big ones are really straight.
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