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by sodha.rakesh » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:59 am
Retail sales rose 0.8 of 1 percent in august, intensifying expectations that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled 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 have been 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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by Asher » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:09 am

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Retail sales rose 0.8 of 1 percent in august, intensifying expectations that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled 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 have been 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

I am between A and B because "expectations that is the right word", but I feel that the answer choice A is in past tense and is therefore wrong but in B "would have been" is not good. It should have been "would more than double" ..........can you please check with B option........
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by Asher » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:37 am
i'm confused with the usage of 'of' and 'that'

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by gmatmachoman » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:21 am
sodha.rakesh wrote:Retail sales rose 0.8 of 1 percent in august, intensifying expectations that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled 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 have been 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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Posting the correct question is a GOOD practice.
Plz refer OG 12, SC 16. B would read as ;

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

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by sodha.rakesh » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:17 am
Hi gmatmachoman,

Thank you for the suggestion, indeed the question is from OG 12, SC 16.

But, idea here to modify the answer of the question is to force the test taker to look for the other options!!!
:roll:

As we all know, for the SC we need to choose the best answer among the answer choice and not the best answer in the world! Makers of the GMAT are intelligent enough to surprise you by modifying the popular answer!! :idea:

As per the OG 12, the answer choice D has no technical/grammatical error!

IMO D

All the best! & Happy GMATing :wink:

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by rohu27 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:26 am
sodha.rakesh wrote:Hi gmatmachoman,

Thank you for the suggestion, indeed the question is from OG 12, SC 16.

But, idea here to modify the answer of the question is to force the test taker to look for the other options!!!
:roll:

As we all know, for the SC we need to choose the best answer among the answer choice and not the best answer in the world! Makers of the GMAT are intelligent enough to surprise you by modifying the popular answer!! :idea:

As per the OG 12, the answer choice D has no technical/grammatical error!

IMO D

All the best! & Happy GMATing :wink:
SO u intentionally tweaked the question? i dont think its a good idea then. people like me are still learning the nuances of SC and tweaking an SC answer choice that too from OG would confuse us more.
my 2 cents. thanks.

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by force5 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:51 pm
Bad idea...please keep it the way it is

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by ankurmit » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:20 pm
IMO B
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