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Policy makers remain concerned about the prospect of inflation, although there are few signs of increasing energy prices driving up the cost of other goods so far.

A.remain concerned about the prospect of inflation, although there are few signs of increasing energy prices driving up the cost of other goods so far
B.still remain concerned about the prospects of inflation; there are as yet few signs that increasing energy prices are currently driving up the cost of other goods
C.remain concerned about the prospect for inflation, even though as yet few signs of higher energy prices are driving up the cost of other goods so far
D.still remain concerned about inflation, even though there are currently few signs that increasing energy prices drive up the cost of other goods
E.remain concerned about the prospect of inflation, despite the dearth of signs thus far that increasing energy prices are driving up the cost of other goods
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Re: Policy makers remain concerned about [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2012, 07:50
IMO E!!

First, prospect of inflation is the correct idiom so on the basis of that, C and D are eliminated.

B is not conveying the intended message of the sentence and is awkward. Also B has "as yet" as well as "currently" which I feel are the same so one is redundant.

A has one problem that "so far" should be placed immediately after "there are few signs".

E is absolutely clear in meaning and is grammatically correct.
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Re: Policy makers remain concerned about [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2012, 08:37
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Policy makers remain concerned about the prospect of inflation, although there are few signs of increasing energy prices driving up the cost of other goods so far.

A.remain concerned about the prospect of inflation, although there are few signs of increasing energy prices driving up the cost of other goods so far
B.still remain concerned about the prospects of inflation; there are as yet few signs that increasing energy prices are currently driving up the cost of other goods
C.remain concerned about the prospect for inflation, even though as yet few signs of higher energy prices are driving up the cost of other goods so far
D.still remain concerned about inflation, even though there are currently few signs that increasing energy prices drive up the cost of other goods
E.remain concerned about the prospect of inflation, despite the dearth of signs thus far that increasing energy prices are driving up the cost of other goods
OA LATER


Among A and E,
A doesn't shows the proper contrast.
Consider this:
1)X is happening, [CONTRASTING WORD] something related to X is in positive aspect.
2)X is happening, [CONTRASTING WORD] something just opposite to X is happening.

Quite easily you will see that 2 is much better in order to imply contrast.
My take E
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Re: Policy makers remain concerned about the prospect of [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2015, 22:04
'still remain' is redundant so eliminate B and D.

The second clause (after the comma) only makes sense in case of E so E should be the answer.
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