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Retailers reported moderate gains in their November sales, as much because of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gits.
1) of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that
2) of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because
3) of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because
4) their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because
5) their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that



Could be the wrong one, but the reason I didn't go with (5) is because of the "as bad", this year the sales are better and not as bad as last year.. :)
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Retailers reported moderate gains in their November sales, as much because of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gits.
1) of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that
2) of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because
3) of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because
4) their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because
5) their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that


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Retailers reported moderate gains in their November sales, as much because of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gits.
1) of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that
2) of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because
3) of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because
4) their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because
5) their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that


Thnx for reminding regarding the idiom. As much because X as because Y.

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Retailers reported moderate gains in their November sales, as much because of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gits.
1) of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that
2) of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because
3) of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because
4) their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because
5) their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that



i pick D. A and E are out for parallelism. B and C are out dont convey the meaning clearly. correct me if i am wrong.

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56 seconds to the correct answer. for me I was looking for the right construction.. that conveyed the meaning

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Retailers reported moderate gains in their November sales, as much because of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gits.
1) of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that
2) of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because
3) of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because
4) their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because
5) their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that


Easy to choose choice D by parallelism principle AS MUCH BECAUSE OF ....SO BAD AS BECAUSE
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This was a tough one. Thankfully, I got it right.

A >> "of their" and "as that" are incorrect
B >> "of their" is incorrect
C >> "of their" again the problem
D >> The only feasible answer when you read it real close
E >> "as that" is incorrect
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Oh man!!! Imagine this sentence poppin up on D Day. Phew got it right... Sales of a year earlier jus didn't seem to ring a bell.

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D is also clearly the answer, because "a year earlier" necessitates the use of past perfect. No other answer choice does this.

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Hi

I forgot about the comparison rule as much X as Y but opted for 4 because

"were getting a head start" is a background activity happening last year, with main emphasis on "sales a year earlier was bad" but had should be present as bad sales should not have been stopped then and there it self.

Please correct me if i am wrong at thinking in this point although comparison is the main test pattern here.

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Retailers reported moderate gains in their November sales, as much because of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gits.
1) of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that
2) of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because
3) of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because
4) their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because
5) their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that


Easy to choose choice D by parallelism principle AS MUCH BECAUSE OF ....SO BAD AS BECAUSE

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"were getting a head start" is a background activity happening last year, with main emphasis on "sales a year earlier was bad" but had should be present as bad sales should not have been stopped then and there it self.

I feel that is not correct. "were getting a head start" did not happen "last year"; it is happening this year. What happened last year was: their sales were bad.

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Retailers reported moderate gains in their November sales, as much because of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gits.
1) of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that
2) of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because
3) of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because
4) their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because
5) their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that


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earlier being so bad as that
shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gifts.

A. of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that
B. of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because
C. of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because
D. their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because
E. their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that

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Can someone give me an explanation to the solution by POE ?

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Retailers reported moderate gains in their November sales, as much because of their sales of a year
earlier being so bad as that
shoppers were getting a head start on buying their holiday gifts.

A. of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that
B. of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because
C. of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because
D. their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because
E. their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that


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Sales of a year is wrong. How can year have sales??
So A and E are out.

A. of their sales of a year earlier being so bad as that
B. of their sales a year earlier having been as bad as because
C. of their sales a year earlier being as bad as because
D. their sales a year earlier had been so bad as because
E. their sales of a year earlier were as bad as that

Now in B C D
B -> Having been No need of present perfect progressive
C-> Main clause is active being shifts the second clause to passive

D - > perfectly conveys that Retailers sales are gone down and rightly connects with Shoppers.

Please correct if I my understanding is in correct.


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