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The Commerce Department reported that the nation's economy grew at a brisk annual pace of 3.7 percent in the second quarter, but that while businesses were expanding their production, unsold goods piled up on store shelves as consumer spending is slowed sharply.


I think there is a typo in the non-underlined portion of the sentence. Bunuel , will you please double check the OG? I'm guessing the "that" just needs to be removed.

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All source I have are identical and have "that" in them.
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GMATNinja GMATNinjaTwo Hey guys, can you please explain what "that" is doing in my sentence? :)
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with+noun+noun modifier can modify the main clause, showing reason, context or effect of the main clause. so, choice D is right.
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Are these three parallelisms option valid for the question?

Businesses should parallel with Consumers, not consumer spending.

Business production can parallel with consumer spending.

Business can parallel with unsold goods
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I chose option D because I though Businesses should be parallel with consumers but missed that consumers and consumer spending is not the same thing. However, unsold goods and businesses can be parallel is new to me. But somehow makes sense.
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I do not see any error in choice D
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The second "that" might feel a little bit unnecessary, but it's there to emphasize the parallelism:

    "The Commerce Department reported that the nation's economy grew at a brisk annual pace of 3.7 percent in the second quarter, but that while businesses were expanding their production, unsold goods piled up on store shelves..."

So the Commerce Department reported two things: (1) "that the nation's economy grew..." and (2) "that while businesses were expanding their production, unsold goods piled up on store shelves..." So the word "that" just subordinates the two clauses, and clarifies that both clauses are things that "the Commerce Department reported." Fair enough. (More on "that" in this article and this video.)


Perfectly explained. I understand now. Thanks GMATNinja !
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The Commerce Department reported that the nation's economy grew at a brisk annual pace of 3.7 percent in the second quarter, but that while businesses were expanding their production, unsold goods piled up on store shelves as consumer spending is slowed sharply.

(A) unsold goods piled up on store shelves as consumer spending is slowed sharply

(B) unsold goods were piling up on store shelves as consumer spending slowed sharply

(C) unsold goods had piled up on store shelves with a sharp slowing of consumer spending

(D) consumer spending was slowing sharply, with the piling up of unsold goods on store shelves

(E) consumer spending has slowed sharply, with unsold goods piling up on store shelves



Intent: While is used when simultaneous actions take place, said that 2 things were happening
businesses were expanding, unsold goods were pilling,and then the reason is given

With the intent in mind we can eliminate, D and E

(A) unsold goods piled up on store shelves as consumer spending is slowed sharply
Rhetorical construction

(B) unsold goods were piling up on store shelves as consumer spending slowed sharply
Only answer which matches the intent

(C) unsold goods had piled up on store shelves with a sharp slowing of consumer spending
Past perfect tense, not required here.
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