Although producer prices rose at an unexpectedly steep rate in September, analysts said that the increase resulted mostly from temporary factors and not necessarily foreshadowing that there would be a resurgence of inflation.
A. factors and not necessarily foreshadowing that there would be
B. factors and not necessarily that it foreshadowed
C. factors and did not necessarily foreshadow
D. factors, while not necessarily a foreshadowing of
E. factors, while it did not necessarily foreshadow that there would be
increase resulted mostly from temporary is in past tense
underlined part after and needs to be in past tense. A & E out
D uses ing. out
Between B & C. C is the winner because
B uses it with out clear referent necessarily that it foreshadowed
is wrong. necessary that has a chance.