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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.
D. having poor sales, such that up to one-fourth of
its stores will be closed.
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03 Oct 2008, 18:34
B for me :

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 -- changing the meaning of the sentence
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to
one-fourth of its stores. -- awkward construction
D. having poor sales, such that up to one-fourth of
its stores will be closed. -- Meaning distorted
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04 Oct 2008, 08:14
C seems to be a better choice though I feel announced should be followed by that. But it is only in option A which has its own errors.
OA pls
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06 Oct 2008, 11:59
IMO A. "they" in A clearly refers to stores as it cannot refer to sales.
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06 Oct 2008, 12:38
A

"announced that", besides

they --> refers to stores
B & C have pronoung error - "it" ---> can refer to Record Town, Saturday Matinee or Trans World Entertainment Corporation
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07 Oct 2008, 16:34
tough one..!

A is Wrong because "Since" is a time based word it doesn't mean "becuase"..!

i would go with E, because C requires "that" after announced..!
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07 Oct 2008, 18:12

C seems to be more correct
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07 Oct 2008, 20:54
Yep, C it is.. Glad to have come out on the right side on this tough one.

Before Arorag posts the OA, I went checking to confirm my choice is correct and found this.

http://www.beatthegmat.com/sales-t3522.html#13648

Thanks to the poster for these interesting questions.
Re: SC: STORES   [#permalink] 07 Oct 2008, 20:54
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