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# This year, trucks are expected to account for a record 23

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24. This year, trucks are expected to account for a record 23 per cent of total motor vehicle sales in the United States, compared with a 15 per cent share ten years ago.
(A) This year, trucks are expected to account for a record 23 per cent of total motor vehicle sales in the United States, compared with a 15 per cent share ten years ago.
(B) Compared with ten years ago, when 15 per cent of total motor vehicle sales in the United States was accounted for by trucks, they are expected this year to account for a record 23 per cent.
(C) While ten years ago trucks accounted for 15 per cent of total motor vehicle sales in the United States, but this year trucks are expected to account for 23 per cent of total sales, a record.
(D) Comparing with 15 per cent ten years ago, a record 23 per cent of total motor vehicle sales in the United States are expected to be accounted for this year by trucks.
(E) Accounting for a 15 per cent share of total motor vehicle sales ten years ago, this year trucks are expected to account for a record 23 per cent.

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15 Feb 2005, 15:00
(B)
Again ll ism first the time then the percentage, and the tense needs to be in line also. In Choice A they say This year...% ...% 10 years ago
B has the right order

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15 Feb 2005, 18:55
A it is

I think question is poorly framed in choice A.
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15 Feb 2005, 19:03
(A) 'compared with' seems wrong to me. 'compared to' is a better choice.

(B) 'they' here refer to sales.. and sales cannot account for 23%. It's the trucks that accoun for that.

(C) 'but' is unnescessary here

(D) 'are' is the wrong pronoun. Record is singular.

(E) seems to be the best choice.

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15 Feb 2005, 19:05
(E) Accounting for a 15 per cent share of total motor vehicle sales ten years ago, this year trucks are expected to account for a record 23 per cent.

How could "This year trucks" account for a 15 per cent share of total motor vehicle sales ten years ago?, so I think E is incorrect?.

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15 Feb 2005, 19:06
whats OA ...i see why B is wrong but i agree its a bad Q

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15 Feb 2005, 20:35
agreed... 'this year' should come at the end of sentece

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16 Feb 2005, 09:26
OA is "A".

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