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# Sales of United States manufactured goods to

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Sales of United States manufactured goods to [#permalink]

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17 May 2004, 01:31
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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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17 May 2004, 13:44
B is my take..E sounds little wordy and not so fluent.

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Re: Sc - 11 (test 48) [#permalink]

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18 May 2004, 09:28
Dharmin 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

I'll go for E
In B which seems to refer to 1992 and noty 167Bill

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23 May 2004, 19:36
It corrects the comparision fallacy of original answer as well as
it supplies a subject "an amount" for clause "that is 14 percent higher than the previous yearâ€™s figure and largely offsets weak demand from Europe and Japan"

Pals, Please supply your rationale to back your choice. The maneuver and the reasons makes the dicussion more important and interesting.

Happy solving,
Dharmin

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23 May 2004, 19:36
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