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Inflation has made many Americans reevaluate their assumptions about the future; they still expect to live better than their parents have, but not so well as they once thought they could.

(A) they still expect to live better than their parents have
(B) they still expect to live better than their parents did
(C) they still expect to live better than their parents had
(D) still expecting to live better than their parents had
(E) still expecting to live better than did their parents

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Reasons:
D and E are incorrect because after a semicolon(;),a new sentence needs to begin. 'Still expecting' is not the correct start to the sentence.

Among A,B and C
I thought that for A and C, parents have/had 'lived' should be there.
B looked best to me.
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29 Sep 2004, 21:04
B for me too.

When comapring action as here, the second verb 'did' make the comparison clear.
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30 Sep 2004, 12:03
B

The comparision is clear. Also the they refer to Americans.
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30 Sep 2004, 12:32
Why not A? did assume past tense but parents might be alive.
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30 Sep 2004, 17:38
Same question as kedar... why not A?

Do we have to say: have lived... isnt the 'lived' implied after have?

OA is B
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30 Sep 2004, 19:26
My ans is D.

The first part of the scentence is talking about inflation. but the second part starts with "they" -- they and inflation do not relate.

Whats the OA?.
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03 Oct 2004, 01:14
B.
parent's time is clearly for refernce to the past and has nothing to do with them being alive or not.
what's the OA ?
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