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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-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.

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TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORP., Albany, which owns the Record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains, announced that it was closing up to one-fourth of its stores because of poor sales. The company closed 180 stores last year.

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"C"

Is NY times correct or GMAT correct?

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12 May 2010, 16:44
LM 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.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORP., Albany, which owns the Record Town and Saturday Matinee retail chains, announced that it was closing up to one-fourth of its stores because of poor sales. The company closed 180 stores last year.

OA given in GMATprep is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
"C"

Is NY times correct or GMAT correct?

The sentence was confusing as it's not properly UNDERLINED...!!

Few things are important here..
a) We need to have "announced that"
b) "It was closing" or "It will closing" are only viable options here..!!

And in option C, as in GMATprep, only a "that" is missing..Otherwise it looks like an OK answer..!!
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13 May 2010, 05:41
very strange and confusing one
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13 May 2010, 07:58
i agree with nverma.

between the sentence given by NYTimes and Gmatprep only word "that" is missing in the Gmatprep sentence. Otherwise both sentences are same. Also, the other given options given by Gmatprep are worse.

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. - clear and concise
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.
Re: SC from New York Times(GMAT PREP)   [#permalink] 13 May 2010, 07:58
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