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Inter World Entertainment Corporation, which owns the Live Town and Thursdsay

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Inter World Entertainment Corporation, which owns the Live Town and Thursdsay Matinee retail chains, announced that since sales of up to one-third of its stores are poor, they will be closed.
 
(A) that since sales of up to one-third of its stores are poor, they will be closed.
(B) it is closing up to one-third of its stores, which accounted for its poor sales.
(C) it was closing up to one-third of its stores because of poor sales.
(D) to be closing, on account of poor sales, up to one- third of its stores.
(E) having poor sales, such that up to one- third of its stores will be closed.
 
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flamingo
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Let us read the sentence with out the comma splice, it would read like Inter World Entertainment Corporation announced. 

Corporation is singular so it is not clear what is "they" referers to. Hence, A is wrong.  

Now skim through answer choices, B & C seem to be ok, let us keep them. D is not helping to the phrase "to be closing" and E is awkward as well. 

Both the choice "it is" & "it was" seem to be good, with B mentioning it or its more tmes. Overall C seems to be more cleaner.

answered Oct 19, 2014 by Guru (5,628 points)
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C A has wrong pronoun they B doesn't show the intended causal relationship D and E don't have verb
answered May 17, 2017 by Beginner (11 points)
tusharkhatri
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(A) The decision about closing of stores should come before. The reason after that. In this answer choice reverse is happening. Also, it is not known to whom "they" is referring to.
(B) Correct
(C) Here meaning is not clear - it is not known to whom poor sales pointing to. Also, "was" is used instead of "is".
(D) announced to be is incorrect idiom. Here also it is not known to whom poor sales is pointing to.
(E) announced having is unidiomatic.
answered Oct 18, 2014 by Student (39 points)
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nice try Tushar. But dont you think B is a bit wordy.
commented Oct 18, 2014 by Guru (5,628 points)
I agree B is a lengthy one. Especially the last phrase (having which). Please provide the correct answer along with the explanation.
commented Oct 18, 2014 by Student (39 points)
C makes complete sense and you can grasp the intended meaning in one read. The meaning is to 'shut down' the stores with poor sales.
commented Feb 23, 2015 by Beginner (1 point)
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