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4. 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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 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2005, 04:00
from Cambridge:

reversion
noun

1 FORMAL a change back to a previous and often worse condition:

The new procedures are being seen as a reversion to old, inefficient ways of working.

Reversion to...v~ing is the correct idiom.

Choose A over D.
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Re: SC # Agricultural staples [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2005, 06:31
Another D.
Other choices have rdundancy/wordiness/passive voice.

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4. 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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 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2005, 07:07
A - Incorrect. ... reversion to...
B,C - Incorrect for the usage of ...back....
D is the correct answer.
E - Incorrect. ... reversion into...

Hence correct answer is D.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2005, 07:55
vc019 a and D both use reversion to....

i am confused between A and D
whether reversion to the raising is correct or reversion to raise :?:
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2005, 13:19
OA IS A.

D is lacking ||ism.

A is || of Continuing ...... the raising of......

D is using to raise... which is not ||
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