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In spite of continuing national trends toward increased consumption of specialty foods, agronomists in the Midwest foresee a gradual reversion to the raising of agricultural staples: feed corn and hard red wheat.
(A) a gradual reversion to the raising of agricultural staples
(B) that a gradual reversion back will feature the raising of agricultural staples
(C) a gradual reversion back to the raising of agricultural staples again
(D) a gradual reversion to raise agricultural staples
(E) a gradual reversion into the raising of agricultural staples
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In spite of continuing national trends toward increased consumption of specialty foods, agronomists in the Midwest foresee a gradual reversion to the raising of agricultural staples: feed corn and hard red wheat.
(A) a gradual reversion to the raising of agricultural staples
(B) that a gradual reversion back will feature the raising of agricultural staples
(C) a gradual reversion back to the raising of agricultural staples again
(D) a gradual reversion to raise agricultural staples
(E) a gradual reversion into the raising of agricultural staples



The correct idiom is = reversion to sth.
B is Incorrect => back is superfluous and wordy
C is incorrect => back is superfluous and wordy and also at the end we need staples so that it can connect well with examples mentioned in the sentence.
D is Incorrect => reversion to raise incorrect use of idiom. Infinitive is not expected after reversion.
E is Incorrect => again incorrect idiom.
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oh! missed it. chose between d and a. Picked D. :(
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