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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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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.

I picked B.........A - passive voice; C - poor sales referent is not clear; D - full of mistakes; E - having and other mistakes

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I think all these choices stink. I pick A. announced... "that" I think is needed here.

DE are just wrong.
C: past tense when original uses future tense, this changes the meaning.
B: I don't think its in the last part has a clear referent.
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singh_amit19 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.

I picked B.........A - passive voice; C - poor sales referent is not clear; D - full of mistakes; E - having and other mistakes

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I think all these choices stink. I pick A. announced... "that" I think is needed here.

DE are just wrong.
C: past tense when original uses future tense, this changes the meaning.
B: I don't think its in the last part has a clear referent.


I agree with you....."that" is required over here........OA is C though, possibly WRONG!
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singh_amit19 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.

I picked B.........A - passive voice; C - poor sales referent is not clear; D - full of mistakes; E - having and other mistakes

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I picked C, because
1) we need past since "announced" is in the past
2) in C "that" is omitted and implied
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New post 30 Sep 2007, 20:55
I picked C.
It took me a few minutes. I got it down to A and C.
I eliminated A because 'they' refers to 'sales' and that makes no sense. If it said 'that 1/4 of its stores have poor sales, they will be closed' then that works. But as it is, the 'they' refers to sales. ELIMINATE A...which leaves C.

B changes meaning of sentence.
D and E clearly wrong.
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dr908 wrote:
I picked C.
It took me a few minutes. I got it down to A and C.
I eliminated A because 'they' refers to 'sales' and that makes no sense. If it said 'that 1/4 of its stores have poor sales, they will be closed' then that works. But as it is, the 'they' refers to sales. ELIMINATE A...which leaves C.

B changes meaning of sentence.
D and E clearly wrong.

ahhh..missed out 'they'..silly mistake. good explanation
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dr908 wrote:
I picked C.
It took me a few minutes. I got it down to A and C.
I eliminated A because 'they' refers to 'sales' and that makes no sense. If it said 'that 1/4 of its stores have poor sales, they will be closed' then that works. But as it is, the 'they' refers to sales. ELIMINATE A...which leaves C.

B changes meaning of sentence.
D and E clearly wrong.


Dear DR908 - I was trying to understand the logic you have used to identify how THEY in choice A refers PRECISELY to sales.

IMO, the referent of they in A is ambiguous and that's why A is wrong. As used, they could refer either to sales or stores.

Can you please clarify if I am missing anything?
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'C' is clearly the winner here.

In 'A' I also feel the usage of Since after that seems incorrect . Appreciate your views on the same...
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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.


C. no neeed to say why DE are wrong. AB have refereant problem. B has ambiguous referant "it".

So undoubtdly C.
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Sure.
So you know i scored 41 on last PowerPrep, on verbal, and I got 75 percent of the SC right, so i am not a SC guru like others.

I think you are right though, they is merely ambiguous to what it refers to. For me, it refers to sales, since sales is the subject of the previous clause and 'they' then is the subject of the second clause which is referring back to the previous clause. Consider below. It is the same thing:

They incorrectly refers to players:
The players are in different cities, they are the capitals of their respective states.

They correctly refers to cities:
The players are in diffrent cities, which are the capitals of their respective states.
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Sure.
So you know i scored 41 on last PowerPrep, on verbal, and I got 75 percent of the SC right, so i am not a SC guru like others.

I think you are right though, they is merely ambiguous to what it refers to. For me, it refers to sales, since sales is the subject of the previous clause and 'they' then is the subject of the second clause which is referring back to the previous clause. Consider below. It is the same thing:

They incorrectly refers to players:
The players are in different cities, they are the capitals of their respective states.

They correctly refers to cities:
The players are in diffrent cities, which are the capitals of their respective states.


Thanks.. pronoun reference always troubles me a lot.
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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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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

This topic is back in the reckoning after about a decade, jumping from 2007 to 2017, but still eluding the exact rationale for rejecting A and B.

1. As per the tenet of logic, there is no ambiguity as far as the reference of 'they ' is concerned. it does refer to the stores, since one cannot close sales, in the given context. Closing sales means clinching the deal in business parlance. What does 'its' refer to? We must appreciate that Record Town and Saturday Matinee is a brand and not a corporate. Therefore, 'its' does undoubtedly refer to the TWE.
2. The actual reason why A is incorrect is that, in reported speech, when the main clause is in past tense, one has to report the relative clause also in the same vein. 'They would be closed" is the correct diction.
3. In B also the pronouns "it" and 'its' consistently refer to the owning company the TWE. However, omitting the relative clause - connector 'that' is a constructional error in addition to the shift of tense from past to present. The pronoun' which' refers to the one -fourth of the company's stores and these one- fourth number of stores are said to be performing poorly at the market. It may not logically refer to the stores, then it will mean that all the outlets fared poorly; but it is not the intent herein.
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Shouldn't 'announced that' a correct form? I am not sure how C is the correct form. Please help.
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Shouldn't 'announced that' a correct form? I am not sure how C is the correct form. Please help.


Yes, ideally there should be "that" after "announce". However. since this is a GMATprep question, we can see that GMAT allows use of such verbs without "that" as well.
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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.


A is wrong for many reasons as explained by so mnay people...however to make C more appropriate, should announced be not followed by "that"....why is it that "THAT" has been omitted in C and still making it a better choice??
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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.


A is wrong for many reasons as explained by so mnay people...however to make C more appropriate, should announced be not followed by "that"....why is it that "THAT" has been omitted in C and still making it a better choice??


Hi,

Please read the expert explanation for the same here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/trans-world- ... l#p1822397

This is a GMAT Prep Question, implying GMAT plays with us. :-D
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abhimahna wrote:
saurabhsavant wrote:
singh_amit19 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.


A is wrong for many reasons as explained by so mnay people...however to make C more appropriate, should announced be not followed by "that"....why is it that "THAT" has been omitted in C and still making it a better choice??


Hi,

Please read the expert explanation for the same here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/trans-world- ... l#p1822397

This is a GMAT Prep Question, implying GMAT plays with us. :-D


Thnax for the super quick reply...:)
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