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

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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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10 Apr 2005, 09:53
I'd go with E (although A is appealing).

B) "they" is ambiguous.

C) Construction is flawed: while... but... does not work.

D) Comparing with is awkward and incorrect structure.

E) This works, since the first clause modifies the subject of the second clause.

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10 Apr 2005, 10:07
karun_aggarwal wrote:
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.

B/W A and E, I'm confused

(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.
what does the phrase 'compared with...' modify?

(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.
'they' is ambiguous
(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.
the position of 'a record' is strange.

(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.
passive voice is awkward

(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.
'accounting ...' seems to modify 'this year'. If not, I think it's the best

I'm not sure, b/w A and E, I'd pick E

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10 Apr 2005, 10:36
wud pick "E"...but I all choices have one issue ie. how can trucks account for vehicle sales, shudn't truck sales account for total vehicle sales ? Thots ?

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10 Apr 2005, 22:43
(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.
- I'll take A. Best chioce among all 5 chioces.

(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.
- passive voice not desirable

(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.
- while... but.. is not idiomatic

(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.
- 15% of what 10 yrs ago ? Not a good choice.

(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.
- By placing 'this year' after the opening phrase, it seems that 'this year' accounted for 15% share of total motor vehicle sales. Not a good choice.

A for me.

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11 Apr 2005, 19:28
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(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.
- I'll take A. Best chioce among all 5 chioces.

(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.
- passive voice not desirable

(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.
- while... but.. is not idiomatic

(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.
- 15% of what 10 yrs ago ? Not a good choice.

(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.
- By placing 'this year' after the opening phrase, it seems that 'this year' accounted for 15% share of total motor vehicle sales. Not a good choice.

A for me.

HI, what does the 'compared' modify in choice A?

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11 Apr 2005, 19:40
(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

Can be reduced to:
trucks are expected to account for a record 23 per cent compared with a 15 per cent share ten years ago

The compared just compares the two percentage figures.

I'll stick with A. Though it's not perfect, but it's better than the rest.

What the OA for this question ?

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12 Apr 2005, 06:11
sorry guys i do'nt have the oa,,,,,but at exm i would have piked A
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