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398. 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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Good question. A IMO. I am just trying to explain my views on other explanations. See the quotes.
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398. 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.
- Correct as it is. This is due to parallelism:
Parallelism: Increased consumption || Reversion to the raising of.

(B) that a gradual reversion back will feature the raising of agricultural staples
- Reversion and back shouldn't be used together. These words are redundant.
(C) a gradual reversion back to the raising of agricultural staples again
- "Reversion" and "back" are redundant.
(D) a gradual reversion to raise agricultural staples
- Reversion to raise implies that it is a gradual reversion which will raise staples. However, the raise of staples itself is a gradual reversion.
(E) a gradual reversion into the raising of agricultural staples
- "Reversion into the raising" is not idiomatic.
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22 Sep 2009, 10:55
IMO D

noboru wrote:
398. 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 - wordy.....to raise is fine
(B) that a gradual reversion back will feature the raising of agricultural staples - is not required
(C) a gradual reversion back to the raising of agricultural staples again - same as A
(D) a gradual reversion to raise agricultural staples - clear and concise...winner
(E) a gradual reversion into the raising of agricultural staples - wordy

lets others try too first....

PS: You can also try again, since it´s not D...
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"the raising" sounds soo bad to me. Could anybody elaborate a bit more on why A is better than D?
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22 Jul 2010, 18:09
Still not convinced with A ... I go with D
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23 Jul 2010, 02:49
398. 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

How does ''back'' fit in here? Sounds redudant and unncessary

(C) a gradual reversion back to the raising of agricultural staples again
Same reasno for B, and ''again'' in this passage sounds wierd.

(D) a gradual reversion to raise agricultural staples
Changed the whole meaning.

(E) a gradual reversion into the raising of agricultural staples
Just doesn't feel right here
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23 Jul 2010, 02:51
noboru wrote:
"the raising" sounds soo bad to me. Could anybody elaborate a bit more on why A is better than D?
Thanks.

I know it does, but it's the reversion to something, not the reversion to do something. so it has to be a noun.

hope it's clear
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23 Jul 2010, 11:19
I vote for D...
Can someone explain the difference and why A is preferred to D ?
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24 Jul 2010, 15:27
Inspite of trends toward increased consumption, agronomists foresee a reversion to the raising of agricultural staples: corn and wheat.

lets put in simple words.........

reversion [regression] to the raising [growing] of staples --> means....downward trend in the growing of agricultural staples...is better than

reversion to raise agricultural staples --> regression to grow agricultural staples....Hence A

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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13 Sep 2010, 19:20
I strongly feel that there is nothing wrong with D..
Any reasons for D to be wrong?
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I chose A over D to make the sentence more parallel over all.

......trends toward increased consumption of specialty foods............

(A) a gradual reversion to the raising of agricultural staples (Noun to noun)

(D) a gradual reversion to raise agricultural staples (Noun to infinitive)
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19 Oct 2010, 02:37
noboru wrote:
398. 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

A.
Action noun "reversion" with the complex gerund "the raising of".
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