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11. Sales of United States manufactured goods to nonindustrialized countries rose to \$167 billion in 1992, which is 14 percent more than the previous year and largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan.
(A) which is 14 percent more than the previous year
(B) which is 14 percent higher than it was the previous year
(C) 14 percent higher than the previous yearâ€™s figure
(D) an amount that is 14 percent more than the previous year was
(E) an amount that is 14 percent higher than the previous yearâ€™s figure
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09 Oct 2006, 06:52
binho12 wrote:
11. Sales of United States manufactured goods to nonindustrialized countries rose to \$167 billion in 1992, which is 14 percent more than the previous year and largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan.
(A) which is 14 percent more than the previous year
(B) which is 14 percent higher than it was the previous year
(C) 14 percent higher than the previous yearâ€™s figure
(D) an amount that is 14 percent more than the previous year was
(E) an amount that is 14 percent higher than the previous yearâ€™s figure

Interesting one....

which modifies the year of 1992 and it is incorrect....

D and E are run on sentences i think... because they once again indicate the increase which was already stated in the first part of the sentence.....

Therefore choose C...
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09 Oct 2006, 07:19
lan583 wrote:
E....

Yeah was in a rush... made a mistake... C also uses such words as higher....

Must be E....
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09 Oct 2006, 08:19
A and B have misplaced modifier.'which' modifies 1992 hence A and B are out.(C) has a dangling modifier hence between D and E-Correct usage is "percent higher".Hence E
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09 Oct 2006, 22:58
SimaQ wrote:
binho12 wrote:
11. Sales of United States manufactured goods to nonindustrialized countries rose to \$167 billion in 1992, which is 14 percent more than the previous year and largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan.
(A) which is 14 percent more than the previous year
(B) which is 14 percent higher than it was the previous year
(C) 14 percent higher than the previous yearâ€™s figure
(D) an amount that is 14 percent more than the previous year was
(E) an amount that is 14 percent higher than the previous yearâ€™s figure

Interesting one....

which modifies the year of 1992 and it is incorrect....

D and E are run on sentences i think... because they once again indicate the increase which was already stated in the first part of the sentence.....

Therefore choose C...

C is wrong because the secdond part of the sentence - and largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan. needs a subject (amount). Only D and E correctly provide that. But D is wrong as there is a comparison problem. It has to be E.
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