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Q. Low sales recorded by Blued Clothing last year was primarily due to its ------- popularity in the market.

(A) minimizing
(B) declining

The correct answer is (B) declining. I agreed that it is the most suitable adjective there because I have seen in newspapers that they often use the nouns of decline and rise when describing for movement of price or something so I guessed declining is the most proper.

By the way, I don't think (A) is the perfectly wrong answer.

Here are some questions.

(1)
Is expressing as minimizing popularity perfectly ridiculous ?

(2)
The low sales happened in last year. So isn't
the right answer " declined popularity" ?

Please someone answer to me.
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Son James(1) Is expressing as minimizing popularity perfectly ridiculous ?
I wouldn't use the word 'ridiculous', but it is not English.
Son James(2)The low sales happened in last year. So isn't the right answer " declined popularity" ?
No. Again, it is not an English phrase. And anyway, its popularity was declining at the time of the record.
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Thank you for your answers, Mr.Micawber. I've get to have an question on your answer.
You said " I wouldn't use the word 'ridiculous', but it is not English." I couldn't understand what you meant with.
Did it mean that I should have asked you as " Is expressing as minimizing popularity incorrect? "
I meant you picked my faults out in that sentence ? Please correct that sentence if something wrong.
I really appreciated your answer that " its popularity was declining at the time of the record." It was very helpful to me. Thanks again.
Son JamesDid it mean that I should have asked you as " Is expressing as minimizing popularity incorrect?
I would probably have given you the same answer. 'Minimizing popularity' simply does not collocate in your sentence.
Thank you for your answer.
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