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# Set26-23 Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns

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30 Jul 2010, 13:32
C for me - would ve been easier if there was a 'that' in option C
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01 Aug 2010, 09:12
Well only past tense is the logic for C but i am not convinced till yet about why not B?
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01 Aug 2010, 11:51
I guess C overrides B only cos it uses "it was" and not "it is"
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13 Nov 2011, 12:31
Minheequang wrote:
I think C

Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns
the Record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains,
announced that since sales of up to one-fourth of its
stores are poor, they will be closed.
A. that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores
are poor, they will be closed -->"they" is not clearly referent to, sales or stores ??
B. it is closing up to one-fourth of its stores, which
accounted for its poor sales --> announced is in past tense, so "is" is illogical
C. it was closing up to one fourth of its stores
because of poor sales --> I think no problem here
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to
one-fourth of its stores --> "annnounced to be closing" seems unidiom
D. having poor sales, such that up to one-fourth of
its stores will be closed --> too many problems: unidiom, illogical

Can any one explain, how can they refer to sales? Between sales and stores, only stores can be closed. So why pronoun reference error. Please explain as I continously have the same problem

they could refer to both the retail chains and one fourth of stores, thats my take
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13 Nov 2011, 12:33
phighter wrote:
Minheequang wrote:
I think C

Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns
the Record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains,
announced that since sales of up to one-fourth of its
stores are poor, they will be closed.
A. that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores
are poor, they will be closed -->"they" is not clearly referent to, sales or stores ??
B. it is closing up to one-fourth of its stores, which
accounted for its poor sales --> announced is in past tense, so "is" is illogical
C. it was closing up to one fourth of its stores
because of poor sales --> I think no problem here
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to
one-fourth of its stores --> "annnounced to be closing" seems unidiom
D. having poor sales, such that up to one-fourth of
its stores will be closed --> too many problems: unidiom, illogical

Can any one explain, how can they refer to sales? Between sales and stores, only stores can be closed. So why pronoun reference error. Please explain as I continously have the same problem

they could refer to both the retail chains and one fourth of stores, thats my take

I meant either to retail chains or to one fourth of the stores
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Re: Set26-23 Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns [#permalink]

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14 Nov 2011, 08:29
Question doesn't look correct,
possibilities: announced was doesn't make seance to me
It is, or it would, or it will
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14 Nov 2011, 19:34
This sentence looks very weird, but C is the best answer choice
Quote:
Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns
the Record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains,
announced that since sales of up to one-fourth of its
stores are poor, they will be closed.
A. that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores
are poor, they will be closed. => 'they' in meaning will refer to stores, but in this case 'they'refers to sales based on the structure. Illogical
B. it is closing up to one-fourth of its stores, which
accounted for its poor sales =
C. it was closing up to one fourth of its stores
because of poor sales. => the best meaning here
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to
one-fourth of its stores.=> Clearly illogical
D. having poor sales, such that up to one-fourth of
its stores will be closed. => 'such that', 'will be' => wrong

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