Which Group Of Words Would Make A More Effective Revision To The Beginning Of This Sentence?

(1) Typical gadget lovers are capable of wandering into a store looking for an egg timer and coming out with one that times three cooking tasks at once. (2) At the same time, they will pick up a battery-operated car window defroster and magnetic money clip. (3) They will also choose a pronged spaghetti spoon instead of something expensive like an electronic pasta maker. (4) Such a spoon may be harder to use and more difficult to clean than a regular spoon, but it gives the buyer the feeling that it will make one of life’s little tasks easyer and more pleasant. (5) In fact, part of the hidden appeal of a gadget is that if they are ever used, they usually make things more complicated. (6) People’s favorite gadgets may never be used at all. (7) For example the combination baseball cap-umbrella may well find a permanent resting place on a closet shelf. (8) Often, purchasing a gadget can substitute for doing a task, for example, buying an extendable feather duster for cleaning the cobwebs off the ceiling is so satisfying that there is probably no need to do the actual dusting. (9) An even better gadget is the folding swiss knife that has twenty-four features, including a screwdriver, bottle opener, fish scaler, ruler, and magnifying glass. (10) Such a purchase is so often admired and so little used that it is the ideal choice for gadget lovers.
34. Smithco’s quarterly report indicated that sales were falling, the same report showed a growth in net income.
Which group of words would make a more effective revision to the beginning of this sentence?
• Smithco’s quarterly report indicating that sales were falling,
• Before Smithco’s quarterly report indicated that sales were falling,
• Although Smithco’s quarterly report indicated that sales were falling,
• Smithco’s quarterly growth in earnings report showed that sales were falling,
• Smithco’s quarterly report that sales were falling also indicated,

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One Response to “Which Group Of Words Would Make A More Effective Revision To The Beginning Of This Sentence?”

  1. hullabal says:

    Although smithco’s quarterly report indicated that sales were falling,

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