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In spite of continuing national trends toward increased consumption of speciality 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 09 Jun 2004, 05:43
A is best
B and C are redundant with "reversion back"
D) "a reversion to + noun" is proper form
E) reversion "into" is not right
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2004, 06:00
(A) and (D) are the contenders.

(D) is out for not maintaining the paralellism.
(A) is the best.

a gradual reversion to + noun/noun phrase

raise aggricultural staples is a clause
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2004, 17:15
Official answer is - A, .... I was confused between A and D
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Re: In spite of continuing national trends toward increased [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2011, 10:18
IMO D
prefer raise(action verb) over the raising.....(action noun)
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I think that D is wrong because it changes the meaning.
It seems that they foresee IN ORDER TO raise something. The idea of purpose is not correct here.

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Re: In spite of continuing national trends toward increased [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2011, 02:48
Yes, I agree with metallicafan that I chose this correct one based on the meaning. "to" in choice D expresses the purpose seems not suitable in this setence.
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