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Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that the rate of addition toarable lands will drop while those of loss rise.

(A) those of loss rise
(B) it rises for loss
(C) those of losses rise
(D) the rate of loss rises
(E) there are rises for the rate of loss

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the answer is D. But shouldn't we use the simple future here?

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Re: don't we have to use simple future here? [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2012, 08:57
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1. This is an OG question. You may see no choice contains the 'will rise' option. So, this must be an acceptable version. In some connotations, even the simple present may stand for future events. Like, the school reopens middle of next, month or Hilary is expected to run for the Prez in 2016.
2. There is also a view that only when we use the fanboy connector ‘and’ should we really look for strict physical //ism, such as in this case, 'will drop and will rise'. But when we use the subordinate connector while, we can still validly use the present tense rises.
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Re: Ms. Chambers is among the forecasters who predict that [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2012, 23:41
Why E is wrong?

Because E is wordy or because the last clause in E is not parrallel to the previous clause????
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