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The computer company registered a $16 million net loss for [#permalink] ### Show Tags 06 Apr 2007, 01:21 3 This post was BOOKMARKED 00:00 Difficulty: 15% (low) Question Stats: 71% (01:39) correct 29% (00:45) wrong based on 126 sessions ### HideShow timer Statistics The computer company registered a$16 million net loss for the year, largely because it was profitable only overseas, where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing to lose money money in North America.

a) where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing

b) where much of their profit went to pay higher taxes, as they continued

c) where much of its profit went to pay higher taxes, while it continued

d) with much of their profits going to pay higher taxes, while continuing

e) with much of the profit used for paying higher taxes, as it continued
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Re: The computer company registered a $16 million net loss for [#permalink] ### Show Tags 06 Apr 2007, 04:56 faifai0714 wrote: The computer company registered a$16 million net loss for the year, largely because it was profitable only overseas, where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing to lose money money in North America.

a) where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing --> Pronoun problem.

b) where much of their profit went to pay higher taxes, as they continued
again pronoun problem

c) where much of its profit went to pay higher taxes, while it continued
profit went to pay is awkward

d) with much of their profits going to pay higher taxes, while continuing

Pronoun problem

e) with much of the profit used for paying higher taxes, as it continued
Right.

In C - profit went to pay higher taxes is awkward.

I think E is the right answer.
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06 Apr 2007, 10:05
C
why C ??
- "Its" correctly refers to company i.e singular
- "profit" correctly is singular - original has "profits"
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Re: The computer company registered a $16 million net loss for [#permalink] ### Show Tags 06 Apr 2007, 18:32 1 This post received KUDOS The computer company registered a$16 million net loss for the year, largely because it was profitable only overseas, where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing to lose money money in North America.

a) where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing

b) where much of their profit went to pay higher taxes, as they continued

c) where much of its profit went to pay higher taxes, while it continued--Correct

d) with much of their profits going to pay higher taxes, while continuing--Modifier

e) with much of the profit used for paying higher taxes, as it continued
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Re: The computer company registered a $16 million net loss for [#permalink] ### Show Tags 06 Apr 2007, 23:39 The computer company registered a$16 million net loss for the year, largely because it was profitable only overseas, where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing to lose money money in North America.

==Parallel construction ===
a) where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing
== company/their don't agree ==

b) where much of their profit went to pay higher taxes, as they continued
== company/their don't agree ==

c) where much of its profit went to pay higher taxes, while it continued
== Correct ==

d) with much of their profits going to pay higher taxes, while continuing
== company/their don't agree ==

e) with much of the profit used for paying higher taxes, as it continued
== awkward construction ==
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Re: The computer company registered a $16 million net loss for [#permalink] ### Show Tags 07 Apr 2007, 01:58 faifai0714 wrote: The computer company registered a$16 million net loss for the year, largely because it was profitable only overseas, where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing to lose money money in North America.

a) where much of their profits were used for paying higher taxes, while continuing

b) where much of their profit went to pay higher taxes, as they continued

c) where much of its profit went to pay higher taxes, while it continued

d) with much of their profits going to pay higher taxes, while continuing

e) with much of the profit used for paying higher taxes, as it continued

A B and D are out for use of 'their'
C seems wrong as 'went to pay' is unidiomatic
E seems best
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A,B,D -> 'their' points to overseas. Incorrect since the overseas sites did not pay higher taxes

Between C and E, we need 'while' to emphasize that the loss of money was constant.
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