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    #1

    , offering more signs of an up-tick in a sluggish economy

    Hi,

    Question:
    what does the underlined part imply?


    Imply 1:
    the fastest pace offer more signs of an up-tick in a sluggish economy.
    Imply 2:
    U.S. employment offer more signs of an up-tick in a sluggish economy.
    Imply 3:
    U.S. employment increased more than expected last month as private companies hired workers at the fastest pace since April.
    And this offer more signs of an up-tick in a sluggish economy.


    Sentence:
    U.S. employment increased more than expected last month as private companies hired workers at the fastest pace since April, offering more signs of an up-tick in a sluggish economy.


    thanks

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    #2

    Re: , offering more signs of an up-tick in a sluggish economy

    Yech, a new word.
    Up-tick.
    Don't much like up-tick, is it actually in the dictionary?
    Upswing.

    Make each example of offer into offers and it reads much better.

    Up-tick. Someone should step on that word!


    not a teacher

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