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    grammar question

    Dear native speakers,

    Which item is grammatically correct and meaningful to fill the gap?

    Despite years of record oil revenues, PDVSA accumulated liabilities of almost $70 billion by last September, up from less than $30 billion in 2006, ..............
    a) which the company's financial office reported b) and reported by the company's financial offices
    c) when the company's financial reports reveal d) as of the company's financial reports

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    Re: grammar question

    Which one would you use?

    I actually find all four unnatural but can make a case for one of them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: grammar question

    I would go for the last item

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    Re: grammar question

    Quote Originally Posted by haseli22 View Post
    I would go for the last item
    That's probably the only possible response but, like emsr2d2, I don't find any of them natural.

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    Re: grammar question

    Are you sure b) isn't "as reported by the company's financial offices"?

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