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# One view of the economy contends that a large drop in oil

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One view of the economy contends that a large drop in oil prices should eventually lead to lowering interest rates, as well as lowering fears about inflation, a rally in stocks and bonds, and a weakening of the dollar.

(A) lowering interest rates, as well as lowering fears about inflation,
(B) a lowering of interest rates and of fears about inflation,
(C) a lowering of interest rates, along with fears about inflation,
(D) interest rates being lowered, along with fears about inflation,
(E) interest rates and fears about inflation becing lowered, with
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13 Sep 2005, 17:08
My choice is B.

(A) lowering interest rates, as well as lowering fears about inflation,
- this breaks the parallelism without the "a" before lowering

(B) a lowering of interest rates and of fears about inflation,
- this maintains the parallelism that a large drop in oil prices will lead to a lowering OF interest rates and OF fears

(C) a lowering of interest rates, along with fears about inflation,
- "along with fears about" sounds awkward

(D) interest rates being lowered, along with fears about inflation,
- passive

(E) interest rates and fears about inflation being lowered, with
- this erroneously combines interest rates and fears together
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14 Sep 2005, 04:26
OA is B
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14 Sep 2005, 04:27
OA is B
14 Sep 2005, 04:27
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