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Post Thu May 17, 2007 8:26 pm
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    1. During the 1980's approximately $50 billion in private investment capital is estimated to have left Mexico and added to the strain on the country's debt-ridden economy.
    (A) During the 1980's approximately $50 billion in private investment capital is estimated to have left Mexico and added
    (B) During the 1980's it is estimated that approximately $50 billion in private investment capital left Mexico and added
    (C) It is estimated that there was approximately $50 billion in private investment capital that left Mexico during the 1980's and added
    (D) It is estimated that during the 1980's approximately $50 billion in private investment capital left Mexico, adding
    (E) Approximately $50 billion in private investment capital is estimated as having left Mexico during the 1980's, adding






    The answer is D --- but can anyone help?

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    chris743 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Default Avatar
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    D is correct

    " add to the strain on the country's debt-ridden economy"

    is consequencese of the first clause and can not be considered a parallel structure.

    the whole key is.........

    what is the subject for " adding to ..........economy"?

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    Thanks Chris for explanation.

    One more questions...

    When using "estimate", are we supposed to use "it is estimated" instead of "something is estimated" in GMAT??

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    E is wrong -- as having is faulty
    D is the best choice amongst the selection...it maintains the correct flow

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