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The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market were much the same as that behind last week's rally: a surge in the economy to a 5.6% annual growth rate and improved corporate earnings balanced by the lack of signs of inflationary pressure.
A. that
B. those
C. what was
D. for that
E. they wre
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14 Jul 2006, 07:27
B for me

Reasons are plural, so we need "those"

E IMO has a concision problem... you can put "those" and make it crisp and clear with 1 word
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14 Jul 2006, 19:49
Don't you guys think that B should actually have been "those were" for it to be a good answer?
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14 Jul 2006, 22:12
shoonya wrote:
Don't you guys think that B should actually have been "those were" for it to be a good answer?

"those behind" is correct here.
Else we could have written "those, which were behind"

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15 Jul 2006, 12:29
Believe it's E even though cannot tell why B would not be correct.

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The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market were much the same as that behind last week's rally: a surge in the economy to a 5.6% annual growth rate and improved corporate earnings balanced by the lack of signs of inflationary pressure.
A. that
B. those
C. what was
D. for that
E. they wre
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16 Jul 2006, 22:08
GMATT73 wrote:
reasons....same as those...

(E)

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E or B??

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16 Jul 2006, 22:14
'those' shoud be correct --> need to mirror plural 'reasons'
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19 Jul 2006, 06:44
OA is B. Nice work, guys.
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25 Nov 2012, 20:17
I think "they" is Subjective , which cannot be used in Objective.
"Those" is Objective.
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The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market were much the same as that behind last week's rally: a surge in the economy to a 5.6% annual growth rate and improved corporate earnings balanced by the lack of signs of inflationary pressure.
A. that
B. those
C. what was
D. for that
E. they wre

IMO, answer is B
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23 Jul 2013, 17:38
The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market were much the same as that behind last week's rally: a surge in the economy to a 5.6% annual growth rate and improved corporate earnings balanced by the lack of signs of inflationary pressure.
A. that
B. those
C. what was
D. for that
E. they were
Why option E is wrong? Same reasons right?
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The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market were much the same as that behind last week's rally: a surge in the economy to a 5.6% annual growth rate and improved corporate earnings balanced by the lack of signs of inflationary pressure.

A. that
Wrong. Not parallel. The intended meaning is that "the reasons (plural) for X were much the same as "those" (the reasons) behind Y.

B. those
Correct. The reasons || those ("those" refers to "the reasons")

C. what was
Wrong. "the reasons for X" and "what was behind Y" are not parallel.

D. for that
Wrong.
- "for" is redundant. The correct structure is: the reasons (plural) for X were much the same as forthose behind Y
- "that" <== singular. Wrong.

E. they were
Wrong.
- Pronoun problem: if you use "they", you repeat the same subject "the reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market" <== That's wrong, because "the reasons for X" and "the reasons behind Y" are different. (You only use "they" if you repeat the same subject)
- Parallelism problem: "The reasons for X" and "they were" are not parallel. Technically, the noun phrases before and after "were much the same" - comparative phrase - must parallel.

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rapid fire answer.. took 9 secs !!
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The reasons for yesterday’s sharp rise in the stock market were much the same as that behind last week’s rally: a surge in the economy to a 5.6 percent annual growth rate and improved corporate earnings balanced by the lack of signs of inflationary pressure.
A. that
B. those
C. what was
D. for that
E. they were
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27 Dec 2014, 00:05
The reasons for yesterday’s sharp rise in the stock market
weremuchthe same
--- as that behind last week’s rally:
a surge in the economy to a 5.6 percent annual growth rate and
improved corporate earnings balanced by the lack of signs of inflationary pressure.

that (sing) Vs those (plural). Since we need to points to reasons (plural), those fits here.
A. that
B. those
C. what was
D. for that
E. they were
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30 Dec 2014, 10:56
Here , in this question , it is comparing some past reasons to the present for something blah ....
Note : the Reasons is plural ---- therefore we need plural referent --
Hence those .
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The reasons for yesterday's sharp rise in the stock market were much the same as that behind last week's rally: a surge in the economy to a 5.6% annual growth rate and improved corporate earnings balanced by the lack of signs of inflationary pressure.
A. that
B. those
C. what was
D. for that
E. they wre

the same has two meaning, to refer to the same thing or to refer to like thing. each meaning has different usage. look at the dictionary to see
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