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Post Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:36 pm
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    Retail sales rose 8/10 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations
    that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than
    doubles that of
    the 1.4 percent growth rate in personal spending
    for the previous quarter.

    A. that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than
    doubled that of

    B. that personal spending in the July-September quarter would more
    than double

    C. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it more than doubled

    D. of personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubling that of

    E. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it would more than double that of

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    Post Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:49 am
    IMO B

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    Post Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:42 am
    Can you please explain?

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    Post Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:20 am
    what i have decipher from the s/c is that it is trying to convey that the personal spending in july-september quarter is more than that of for the previous quarter by some %
    a) that --- does not have any refrence in previous part
    c),D) and E) of is incorrect
    whats the OA

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    Post Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:34 am
    OA is B.

    What is wrong with D ?

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    Post Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:34 am
    Why is 'expectations of' incorrect ?

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    Post Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:51 am
    Retail sales rose 8/10 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations of personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubling that of the 1.4 percent growth rate in personal spending
    for the previous quarter

    if u will insert D in the s/c i tink there is no verb in the red part

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    Post Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:48 am
    I thought that is modifying the earlier part of the sentence...
    Could you please tell me exactly what I am missing in my understanding here...

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    Post Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:17 am
    bsaikrishna@gmail.com wrote:
    Retail sales rose 8/10 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations
    that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than
    doubles that of
    the 1.4 percent growth rate in personal spending
    for the previous quarter.

    A. that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than
    doubled that of

    B. that personal spending in the July-September quarter would more
    than double

    C. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it more than doubled

    D. of personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubling that of

    E. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it would more than double that of
    IMO ans will be B
    the actual question has two problems

    1. 'that of' does not fit at the end of the underline part ---because that of is clone of the noun,here 'personal spending' if we replace that of with 'personal spending of' the sentence does not make sense
    this leaves only option B or C

    2. underline part does not have verb--only B has it.
    hence ans is B

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