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# Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns the Record

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Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns the Record [#permalink]

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27 Jul 2009, 02:54
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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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27 Jul 2009, 04:42
ankur55 wrote:
A. that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores
are poor, they will be closed.

Pronoun referent problem. 'They' in last sentence is confusing. May be pointing to Corporation or Stores.

ankur55 wrote:
B. it is closing up to one-fourth of its stores, which
accounted for its poor sales

Present tense is wrong. The word 'announced' in original sentence points out that past tense is needed.

ankur55 wrote:
C. it was closing up to one fourth of its stores
because of poor sales.

Correct. Correct tense. No problem of pronoun referent.

ankur55 wrote:
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to
one-fourth of its stores.

'to be closing' is odd construction.

ankur55 wrote:
E. having poor sales, such that up to one-fourth of
its stores will be closed.

'Having poor sales' again is odd.

Am I correct ? OA ?
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27 Jul 2009, 05:01
alpeshvc wrote:
ankur55 wrote:
A. that since sales of up to one-fourth of its stores
are poor, they will be closed.

Pronoun referent problem. 'They' in last sentence is confusing. May be pointing to Corporation or Stores.

ankur55 wrote:
B. it is closing up to one-fourth of its stores, which
accounted for its poor sales

Present tense is wrong. The word 'announced' in original sentence points out that past tense is needed.

ankur55 wrote:
C. it was closing up to one fourth of its stores
because of poor sales.

Correct. Correct tense. No problem of pronoun referent.

ankur55 wrote:
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to
one-fourth of its stores.

'to be closing' is odd construction.

ankur55 wrote:
E. having poor sales, such that up to one-fourth of
its stores will be closed.

'Having poor sales' again is odd.

Am I correct ? OA ?

Good one OA is C thanks.
Sometimes I overlook subtle errors in SC. Thats what GMAT-SC is all about because of these mistakes my accuracy in SC is not coming up the mark
Thanks again.

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27 Jul 2009, 05:25
ankur55 wrote:
Sometimes I overlook subtle errors in SC. Thats what GMAT-SC is all about because of these mistakes my accuracy in SC is not coming up the mark
Thanks again.

Just one suggestion -

If you havn't referred Manhattan SC then first refer it. Spend hours understanding concepts.
Then solve the OG questions given in exercise of each chapter. Don't consider time here. Just try to analyse each & every sentence with a proper reason. Don't answer just on the basis of 'feel'.

All the best. :thumbsup:
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27 Jul 2009, 06:06
Now here is an issue

"C" says: XYZ corporation ..... announced it was closing......

I think this sentence is missing "that" after "announced".

This would have been acceptable to me>>> "XYZ corporation ..... announced the closure of ......"

Any body wanna comment on this??? I think "that" should be used after "announced".
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27 Jul 2009, 08:04
Hussain15 wrote:
Now here is an issue

"C" says: XYZ corporation ..... announced it was closing......

I think this sentence is missing "that" after "announced".

This would have been acceptable to me>>> "XYZ corporation ..... announced the closure of ......"

Any body wanna comment on this??? I think "that" should be used after "announced".

you have to choose the best in the lot ... only A has 'that' but that option is wrong for having 'they'.

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10 Oct 2011, 12:56
C is the answer. The option should be in past tense as the correct part of sentence contains "announced"
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11 Oct 2011, 07:27
Hussain15 wrote:
Now here is an issue

"C" says: XYZ corporation ..... announced it was closing......

I think this sentence is missing "that" after "announced".

This would have been acceptable to me>>> "XYZ corporation ..... announced the closure of ......"

Any body wanna comment on this??? I think "that" should be used after "announced".

I'm also bothered by the same problem. Had pegged 'C' initially, but then realized that it does not sound correct without 'that'.

What is the source OP?

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Re: Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns the Record [#permalink]

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03 Nov 2011, 08:13
Doesn't option C change the meaning? The meaning could possibly go from "closing stores because those stores had poor sales" to "closing stores because the entire company had poor sales".

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Re: Trans World Entertainment Corporation, which owns the Record [#permalink]

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03 Nov 2011, 18:09
C. I was tempted for A at first... i need to re-read the list of words that require THAT to follow.
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