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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-forth of its stores, which accounted for its poor sales.
C. It was closing up to one fouth of its stores because of poor sales.
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to one-forth of its stores
E. having poor sales, such that up to one-forth of its stores will be closed.

My Ans is C)

A) record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains announced that since sales of up to
In that we have "That since " - two should not come nearly .So A is Wrong
B) Which.. Which same relative pronoun( there will be confusion ) So B is wrong.
C)it is OK
D)Too many dependent clause.So it is wrong.
E)it is wrong
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28 Apr 2010, 23:34
IMO C

"that" is required in this sentence
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29 Apr 2010, 13:54
I agree that (D) has many dependent clauses but I did not understand option (C) which says.....

Trans world Entertainment Corporation, which owns the record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains announced that it was closing up to one fouth of its stores because of poor sales.

can someone explain how "was closing" is correct?
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25 May 2010, 03:53
I picked 'D'. I rejected 'C' on using 'because of poor sales'. who's poor sales 'the stores '? or trans corporations poor sales? it doesnt clearly says.

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C can not be the answer because it is missing that after announced,
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There is an issue of reported speech here. In reported speech, what someone said is taken one tense back because it is a relative clause. For example:

Let's say that some says, "I am happy."

Reported speech: She said (in the past) that she was happy.

Every once in a while it seems that the GMAT is not perfectly vigilant about using "that," although 99% of the time "that" is required to create the defining/limiting relative clause.

Thus, C is best.

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26 May 2010, 04:22
[quote2"SaraiGMAXonline"]There is an issue of reported speech here. In reported speech, what someone said is taken one tense back because it is a relative clause. For example:

Let's say that some says, "I am happy."

Reported speech: She said (in the past) that she was happy.

Every once in a while it seems that the GMAT is not perfectly vigilant about using "that," although 99% of the time "that" is required to create the defining/limiting relative clause.[/quote2]

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17 Jun 2010, 23:43
Isn't "that" necessary in this sentence?
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02 Jul 2010, 11:45
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Isn't "that" necessary in this sentence?

Same question here.

OA is C, but it sounds strange for me without "that". Could anybody clarify when "that" is needed and when is not?
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02 Jul 2010, 23:49
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The moment I see "having" in the SC, I am inclined that its wrong 99% of the time. Is this correct approach?

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Every once in a while it seems that the GMAT is not perfectly vigilant about using "that," although 99% of the time "that" is required to create the defining/limiting relative clause.

I crossed A because of SV disagreement - "they" is plural.

Reported speech: She said (in the past) that she was happy. ----> Is it correct to say
She said she was happy. (without that) ????

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TIP from GMAX: There is some preference for "because" over other cause-result words! Check out the Small Details lesson in SC at gmaxonline.

I believe you are saying - because > since. I also think because > due to. Pls comment.

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The moment I see "having" in the SC, I am inclined that its wrong 99% of the time. Is this correct approach?

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Every once in a while it seems that the GMAT is not perfectly vigilant about using "that," although 99% of the time "that" is required to create the defining/limiting relative clause.

I crossed A because of SV disagreement - "they" is plural.

Reported speech: She said (in the past) that she was happy. ----> Is it correct to say
She said she was happy. (without that) ????

SaraiGMAXonline wrote:
TIP from GMAX: There is some preference for "because" over other cause-result words! Check out the Small Details lesson in SC at gmaxonline.

I believe you are saying - because > since. I also think because > due to. Pls comment.

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Hi nusmavrik,

"he said she was happy. (without that) ????"

So 9 times out of 10 the GMAT SC will prefer the inclusion of "that", but you do have to look at other grammatical issues in the sentence because they do leave "that" out from time to time.

Also, yes, you understood correctly that a correct answer is more likely to use 'because' as opposed to 'since'/'due to'...etc. Again, you must look at other grammatical issues thought because it will never come down to just this difference!

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The moment I see "having" in the SC, I am inclined that its wrong 99% of the time. Is this correct approach?
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Thanks. Still one more question. Pls bear

The moment I see "having" in the SC, I am inclined that its wrong 99% of the time. Is this correct approach?
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Hi nusmavrik,

"Having," I'm afraid, is not a magic signal for a wrong answer. If it is being used as a modifier, you have to think about whether what it modifies really 'has' something. It's a question of meaning. If there are particular problems in which the usage of "having" seems questionable to you, send them along, and I'll try to clarify what is happening with that word!

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14 Jul 2010, 00:00
Hey Sarai
I scanned the pattern "having been" in the OG 10 and OG 12. Not once "having been" was correct.

I know that I am talking "statistics" which is like throwing ET

OG 12
Q14 D ,A
Q36 E ,A
Q68 D ,E
Q76 B ,D
Q129 D ,C

OG 10

127 C ,B
192 D ,C
253 E ,B
261 BDE ,C

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Thanks. Still one more question. Pls bear

The moment I see "having" in the SC, I am inclined that its wrong 99% of the time. Is this correct approach?
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Hi nusmavrik,

"Having," I'm afraid, is not a magic signal for a wrong answer. If it is being used as a modifier, you have to think about whether what it modifies really 'has' something. It's a question of meaning. If there are particular problems in which the usage of "having" seems questionable to you, send them along, and I'll try to clarify what is happening with that word!

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A and C are the only contenders. Between A and C, A is A for Awkward, Pick C
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SaraiGMAXonline wrote:
There is an issue of reported speech here. In reported speech, what someone said is taken one tense back because it is a relative clause. For example:

Let's say that some says, "I am happy."

Reported speech: She said (in the past) that she was happy.
Thus, C is best.

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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-forth of its stores, which accounted for its poor sales.
C. It was closing up to one fouth of its stores because of poor sales.
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to one-forth of its stores
E. having poor sales, such that up to one-forth of its stores will be closed.

For me, it is ok because It & Its refer to TWEC, while which clearly modify Stores.

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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-forth of its stores, which accounted for its poor sales.
C. It was closing up to one fouth of its stores because of poor sales.
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to one-forth of its stores
E. having poor sales, such that up to one-forth of its stores will be closed.

For me, it is ok because It & Its refer to TWEC, while which clearly modify Stores.

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B is not a sentence:

Trans world Entertainment Corporation (subject), which owns the record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains announced it is closing up to one-forth of its stores (modifier of the company), which accounted for its poor sales (modifier of stores).

You have something like subject, modifier, modifier => there is no main verb, hence B is not a complete sentence
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zz0vlb 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-forth of its stores, which accounted for its poor sales.
C. It was closing up to one fouth of its stores because of poor sales.
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to one-forth of its stores
E. having poor sales, such that up to one-forth of its stores will be closed.

For me, it is ok because It & Its refer to TWEC, while which clearly modify Stores.

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Hi lucbesson,

B is not a sentence:

Trans world Entertainment Corporation (subject), which owns the record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains announced it is closing up to one-forth of its stores (modifier of the company), which accounted for its poor sales (modifier of stores).

You have something like subject, modifier, modifier => there is no main verb, hence B is not a complete sentence

Indeed! But it's an error in the source. The correct initial sentence is following:

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-forth of its stores, which accounted for its poor sales.
C. It was closing up to one fouth of its stores because of poor sales.
D. to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to one-forth of its stores
E. having poor sales, such that up to one-forth of its stores will be closed

But I still don't see any issues with B. Can anybody help?
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