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# Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns the Record

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Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns the Record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains, announced that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores are poor, they will be closed.

A. that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores are poor, they will be closed.

B. it is closing up to one-fourth of its stores, which accounted for its poor sales

C. it was closing up to one fourth of its stores because of poor sales.

D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to one-fourth of its stores.

E. having poor sales, such that up to one-fourth of its stores will be closed.
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16 Oct 2006, 20:31
winskc wrote:
Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns the Record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains, announced that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores are poor, they will be closed.

A. that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores are poor, they will be closed.

B. it is closing up to one-fourth of its stores, which accounted for its poor sales

C. it was closing up to one fourth of its stores because of poor sales.

D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to one-fourth of its stores.

E. having poor sales, such that up to one-fourth of its stores will be closed.

"That" is needed after announced. Only A has "that".

Wins, Is "that" missing in other options?
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17 Oct 2006, 03:07
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C.

A has a tense problem

A does not have a tense problem, but C does look better.

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17 Oct 2006, 03:20
(C) for structure of the sentence.Dont know what they refers to in (A).
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17 Oct 2006, 17:01
In A, is the "they" referring to the chains or the stores?
C is short and concise. Therefore, it has my vote.

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17 Oct 2006, 17:22
Going w/ C..

In 'A', it is unclear what 'they' is referring to ...

I was down to B and C..

but B has a tense problem.. should be past tense

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17 Oct 2006, 19:33
OA is C =)
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