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Post Thu May 17, 2007 8:26 pm
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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Post Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:34 am
option A
This option is in a passive statement.
An it better to choose an option in an active statement.

Option B.
This option is related to option A above. i.e the statement is in its passive form. We need to choose an option in an active form.
\Thus, this option is incoreect.

Option C.
This option looks correct but it does not follow proper parallelism, rearrangement of clause and words.
Thus, this option is not correct.

Option D.
This is the correct option.This option follows parallelism and it is in an active form. Also, the use of 'approximately' is in proximity to the amount '$50Billion'
Thus, this is the correct answer.

Optipon E.
Awkward construction.The option is incorrect.

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Post Mon May 21, 2007 4:50 am
E is wrong -- as having is faulty
D is the best choice amongst the selection...it maintains the correct flow

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Post Thu May 17, 2007 9:17 pm
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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Post Thu May 17, 2007 9:39 pm
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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