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The current economic downturn has significantly reduced advertising income both for business journals as well as general consumer magazines, especially if focusing on technology.

A. has significantly reduced advertising income both for business journals as well as general consumer magazines, especially if focusing
B. has significantly reduced advertising income both for business journals and for general consumer magazines, especially those focusing
C. significantly reduced advertising income for both business journals and for general consumer magazines, especially when focused
D. reduced both business journals’ and general consumer magazines’ advertising income significantly, especially if focused
E. reduced advertising income significantly for both business journals, as well as for general consumer magazines, especially those focusing
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21 Sep 2009, 22:54
with this Polling how do we know the Correct OA?
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22 Sep 2009, 11:09
I'm going with B in this one.

A and E don't use the correct idiom Both X and Y, so out.

In C the idiom is not parallel "for both business journals and for general consumer magazines"

In D especially if focused modifies the current economic downturn. I'd say that this is not correct.

Although I think option B is correct, What does those refer to? Both business journals and consumer magazines? Also shouldn't be more correct to write "for both business journals and general consumer magazines"?
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23 Sep 2009, 11:58
chandru42 wrote:
with this Polling how do we know the Correct OA?

Polling is for people who want to give an answer without an explanation. The purpose of the forums is to discuss the answers, not to fill up the topics with one-letter responses....
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23 Sep 2009, 12:04
OA is B.

It's clear that "those" is crucial. My only confusion is between "for both" and "both for". Does it make a difference? In any case, B has less words than D, so I guess it wins on that account.
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23 Sep 2009, 19:53
mendelay wrote:
OA is B.

It's clear that "those" is crucial. My only confusion is between "for both" and "both for". Does it make a difference? In any case, B has less words than D, so I guess it wins on that account.

Yeap it makes a difference. in both X and Y, X and Y must be parallel.

For instance,

Both for business journals and for consumer magazines. Correct
for both business journals and consumer magazines. Correct and I'd say better than the previous one.
forth both business journals and for consumer magazines. Incorrect X and Y are not parallel
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11 Jun 2012, 09:46
mendelay wrote:
The current economic downturn has significantly reduced advertising income both for business journals as well as general consumer magazines, especially if focusing on technology.

A. has significantly reduced advertising income both for business journals as well as general consumer magazines, especially if focusing
B. has significantly reduced advertising income both for business journals and for general consumer magazines, especially those focusing
C. significantly reduced advertising income for both business journals and for general consumer magazines, especially when focused
D. reduced both business journals’ and general consumer magazines’ advertising income significantly, especially if focused
E. reduced advertising income significantly for both business journals, as well as for general consumer magazines, especially those focusing

i am going with B for this question. parallelism is not maintained in A, D and E. when is not correctly used in C. so B wins
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27 Jul 2016, 01:17
There is just one prominent decision point to arrive a correct answer.
Economic downtown has reduced income for journals and magazines ... what kind of journals and magazines ??- "Those" focused on technology.
Option A,C, D are out.

Option B and E remaining.

Now it boils down to idiom. The correct idiom is "both X and Y". Option B uses it correctly.
E is wrong because it uses an incorrect idiom- both X as well as Y. WRONG

Therefore B is the correct answer.

A.has significantly reduced advertising income both for business journals as well as general consumer magazines,especially if focusing
B.has significantly reduced advertising income both for business journals and for general consumer magazines, especially those focusing
C.significantly reduced advertising income for both business journals and for general consumer magazines, especially when focused
D.reduced both business journals’ and general consumer magazines’ advertising income significantly, especially if focused
E.reduced advertising income significantly for both business journals, as well as for general consumer magazines, especially those focusing

mendelay wrote:
The current economic downturn has significantly reduced advertising income both for business journals as well as general consumer magazines, especially if focusing on technology.

A. has significantly reduced advertising income both for business journals as well as general consumer magazines, especially if focusing
B. has significantly reduced advertising income both for business journals and for general consumer magazines, especially those focusing
C. significantly reduced advertising income for both business journals and for general consumer magazines, especially when focused
D. reduced both business journals’ and general consumer magazines’ advertising income significantly, especially if focused
E. reduced advertising income significantly for both business journals, as well as for general consumer magazines, especially those focusing

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