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Although I calculate that he will be here any minute, I cannot wait much longer for him to arrive

A) Although I calculate that he will be here any minute
B) Although I reckon that he will be here
C) Because I calculate that he will be here
D) Although I think that he will be here
E) Because I am confident that he will be here
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New post 10 Jan 2004, 08:16
Although I calculate doesnt sound good. Also "calculate" with "any minute" sounds even more odd.
because is ruled out.
I will stick with B.
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New post 10 Jan 2004, 09:21
Reckon is more closer to the meaning "agree" than "think"

Although I agree that he will be here, I cannot wait much longer for him to arrive"

Again If I am wrong I wont be suprised. It is posible that B might slightly change the meaning of A. Changing the meaning is definitely not allowed.
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New post 10 Jan 2004, 09:54
I think, ans should be B.

'reckon' comes closer in suggesting that 'something is been expected' or 'a probable situation'.
there is a sense of 'probability' hidden in the sentence. ain't it?
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New post 10 Jan 2004, 10:12
I thought as you guys did but official answer is D
given explanation is: Do not use calculate or reckon when you mean think. I sort of feel that reckon fits better with the context... Hope GMAT will not get these kind of questions
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