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Post Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:36 pm
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 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 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 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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