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Although the coordination of monetary policy can help facilitate the orderly financing of existing imbalances, it is unlikely that its effect on their size is significant in the absence of an appropriate fiscal adjustment.

(A) it is unlikely that its effect on their size is significant
(B) it is unlikely that the size of their effect would be significant
(C) affecting their sizes are not likely to be significant
(D) the significance of their effect on its size is unlikely
(E) its effect on their size is not likely to be significant
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Between A and E. I choose E
A) putting "unlikely" before "effect" seems to refer the likelihood of the "effect". E better conveys the idea of the sentence by saying that it is the significance of the effect which is not likely to...
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I have a different reason to eliminate A and choose E.

When we use the word "unlikely" or "not likely" we are predicting something. Then just simple present tense will not be apropriate here. "to be form of verb is apropriate.
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New post 06 May 2004, 08:48
I also have a different reason for choosing E.

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E) its effect on their size is not likely to be significant


its = the coordination of monetary policy
their = existing imbalances

A is the only other answer that maintains the same association but is wrong because it lacks a simple future tense to show that the "effect on their size" will be significant in the future and not now.
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